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Körber European Science Prize
  • [Translate to English:] Martin Stratmann (Präsident der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, München, Vorsitzender Kuratorium Körber-Preis), Preisträger Hans Clevers, Lothar Dittmer (Vorstandsvorsitzender der Körber-Stiftung) (v.l.)<br />(Foto: Körber-Stiftung/<br />David Ausserhofer)

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    Hans Clevers received the Körber Prize 2016

    On 7 September the Körber Foundation was present the Körber European Science Prize 2016 endowed with 750,000 euros to Hans Clevers in Hamburg City Hall. The Dutch biologist and physician has developed a new standard procedure for the unlimited reproduction of adult stem cells.

    On Wednesday, 7 September, the Körber Foundation presented the Körber European Science Prize 2016 endowed with 750,000 euros to Hans Clevers in Hamburg City Hall. Hamburg's Mayor Olaf Scholz welcomed the guests. Ranga Yogeshwar presented the winner and his research.

    On 6 September at the invitation of the University of Hamburg, Hans Clevers gave a lecture entitled "Stem cells, organoids and human disease" in the Medical Faculty of the University (UKE).

    The Dutch biologist and physician has developed a new standard procedure for the unlimited reproduction of adult stem cells, enabling the growth of rudimentary organs in miniature format, known as organoids. Drugs can now be tested in lifelike conditions in the Petri dish, and damaged organs can be repaired and possibly replaced. Clevers intends to use the Körber Prize funds to take first steps towards gene therapy.

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