On 18 September 2014, the Senate of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has confirmed Martin J. Lohse, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Würzburg, as Vice-President of the Academy. The election took place on the eve of the Leopoldina’s 2014 Annual Assembly in Rostock.
Martin J. Lohse (born 1956) studied medicine and philosophy in Göttingen, London and Paris and earned his MD in Göttingen 1981. Having obtained post-doctoral teaching qualification in pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Heidelberg in 1988, he became research associate, later assistant professor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University, Durham, USA, and was a working group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried. Since 1993, he holds the chair for Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Würzburg. Since 2001, he is speaker of the DFG Research Centre for Experimental Biomedicine, the Rudolf Virchow Centre, at the University of Würzburg.
Lohse's main research interests include receptor physiology, receptor pharmacology and the molecular biology of receptor functions. His research has been recognized by several honours and memberships. In 1999, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation, since 2013 he is member of the Academia Europaea. Martin J. Lohse is a member of the Leopoldina in the section Physiology and Pharmacology/Toxicology since 2000.
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