Diabetes expert elected member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Matthias Tschöp receives Bavarian honor
This year, Matthias Tschöp, Professor for Metabolic Diseases at TUM and Director of the Helmholtz Diabetes Center, was elected to the prestigious, interdisciplinary circle of scientists of one of the largest and oldest academies in Germany. Professor Tschöp’s team is currently working in collaboration with physicians, engineers, and chemists on the development of innovative approaches for the personalized prevention and treatment of obesity and diabetes.
“The election to the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities provides access to a fantastic network of outstanding researchers, among other things” says Matthias Tschöp. “It is a particular pleasure for me to follow in the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt in this way.” Along with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander von Humboldt and his brother William were members of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Having worked for many years in the USA, in 2012 Matthias Tschöp was the first medical doctor to be appointed to an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at TUM. His scientific achievements have been acknowledged with numerous other awards and honors, including an ERC Advanced Grant, the Erwin Schrödinger Prize, the Paul Martini Prize, the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Awards of the American Diabetes Association and the Obesity Society and the Carus Medal by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
The Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities perceives itself as a community of scholars, a non-university research institute, and a space for vibrant scientific dialogue with society and the political sphere.