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DFG Leibniz Lecture "Neurology" at Osaka University, Keio University, RIKEN BSI, The University of Tokyo and Nagoya University

Leibniz Prize Awardee (2016) Professor Dr. Frank Bradke speaks about Axonal Growth and Regeneration

At the iCeMs

At the iCeMs

© iCeMS

Professor Dr. Frank Bradke, (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE) gave a "DFG Leibniz Lecture" about his award-winning research on "Mechanisms of Axonal Growth and Regeneration" at five different top-universities in Japan. The talk attracted over 200 interested persons.

During his one-week stay in Japan, Frank Bradke met world-leading researchers in the field, including Professor Hideyuki Okano (Keio University) and Professor Nobutaka Hirokawa (President Human Frontier Science Program, HFSP, at the University of Tokyo) and discussed possible future research collaborations.

Also part of the program were visits at research laboratories at the iCeMs (Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, a World Premier International Research Center) and Twins (a joint research institute of Tokyo Women's Medical University and Waseda University). Frank Bradke and the researchers exchanged views on their latest findings and latest technologies and how to advance their research. At RIKEN BSI he shared his experiences of being an advanced researcher with Post-Doc Fellows from overseas giving them valuable insight into the responsibilities of a principal investigator and career development.

DFG's Japan Office organised these events as part of its "Leibniz Lecture Series".

Leibniz Lecture at Keio University

Leibniz Lecture at Keio University


Frank Bradke received the IRP-Schellenberg-Prize and became full professor at the University of Bonn and Senior Research Group leader for Axonal Growth and Regeneration at the DZNE in Bonn in 2011. In 2013, he was elected a member of the European science organization EMBO which promotes excellence in the life sciences. In 2016, Frank Bradke received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize, the most important research award in Germany.