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14.05.2021

Ferdinand Bertram Award 2021 goes to Carolin Daniel

This year, the German Diabetes Society (DDG) honors two researchers with the Ferdinand Bertram Award. One of the winners is the immunologist Carolin Daniel from Helmholtz Zentrum München.

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Carolin Daniel heads the independent research unit Immunotolerance in Diabetes at the Institute of Diabetes Research of Helmholtz Zentrum München and is a scientist at the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD). 

Her translational research focuses on the immunology of type 1 diabetes in childhood with a particular focus on mechanisms of immune tolerance. Her aim is using these findings to develop innovative immunomodulatory approaches in type 1 diabetes. 

In June 2019, she was appointed Professor of Immunomodulation at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich as part of the Helmholtz Association's Excellence Program for Outstanding Women Scientists. In 2017, the DDG already honored Carolin Daniel with the Ernst Friedrich Pfeiffer Award.

The Ferdinand Bertram Award, which is endowed with 20,000 euros, has been awarded since 1963 in honor of the diabetologist Ferdinand Bertram, who died in 1960, and is now donated by Roche Diabetes Care Deutschland GmbH.

More about Carolin Daniel.