Inaugural lecture I Martin Lohse I May 15, 2023 I 4 PM

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Drugs that act via receptors: On this exciting topic, the internationally successful scientist and new senior professor Martin Lohse will give his public inaugural lecture on May 15, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the lecture hall of the Central Research Building, House C, Liebigstraße 19 at the Leipzig University. Admission is free.

There are more than 100,000 drugs in Germany – and yet new ones are constantly being discoverd for previously untreatable diseases. Around one third of the drugs prescribed act via receptors. These are proteins that recognize the body’s own hormones or transmitter substances and control cell functions. The lecture “From Receptor to Prescription: Research for the Drugs of Tomorrow” explores, also on the basis of the new senior professor’s own work, the questions of how such drugs originated and are created, what we know about them and how much we (still) do not. The lecture will also focus on new typs of drugs, the role a university in their development – and what it will take to make them happen.

“I am looking forward to join the Leipzig University and the interactions with the Leipzig Collaborative Research Center 1423,” said the newly appointed senior professor during his introduction to the Faculty Council of the Medical Faculty. The internationally renowned scientist is one of the most successful pharmacologists and basic medical researchers in Germany. Until his retirement, he was Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Würzburg, and in 2016-2019 he headed the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin. Professor Lohse has received numerous national and international awards, including the Leibniz Prize, the highest award in German science. He is a member of many science academies and was Vice President of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 2009-2019.

Professor Lohse has already intensively supported the Leipzig science location over the past 20 years and advised the Medical Faculty on many collaborative projects. Science 2020 he is also one of the project leaders in the Leipzig SFB1423.

PhD students of the CRC
(there will be a waiting list for external PhD students)

Lecture hall of the Central Research Building, House C, Liebigstraße 19