17-21 Sep 2019


Athens - Greece




1000-1200 participants

Prof. Jutta Gärtner

Jutta Gärtner studied medicine at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Brussels, Belgium as well as at the University of Hamburg. After successfully attaining her medical license and a doctoral degree in medicine she began work in 1988 as a postdoctorate researcher and doctor at the John Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore (U.S.A). Here she worked for 5 years together with Hugo Moser and David Valle. After returning from U.S.A she continued as a research associate and doctor at the Children’s University Hospital in Düsseldorf, Germany from 1993 to 2002. In 1995 she was granted her habilitation in medicine at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Since 2002 she has held the position of Medical Director of the Clinic for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Medical Center in Göttingen, which has a strong focus on pediatric neurology. She was awarded in 1990 the Child Health Research Award from the National Institute of Health (U.S.A), the Gerhard Hess Prize endowed by the German Research Foundation in 1996, the Adalbert Czerny Prize from the German Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and the Reinhart Koselleck Award from the German Research Foundation in 2014. Since 2014 she is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences. The main focus of her research lies in the field of neuroscience. Particular interest are rare inborn neurometabolic disorders that are characterized by early onset neurodegenerative and/or neuroinflammatory processes often associated with dementia. An understanding of the role of neuronal metabolic networks and neuroinflammatory processes on the structure and preservation of brain white and grey matter stands at the forefront of her scientific work. Moreover, these insights form basic sciences help to understand early-onset neurodegenerative processes and are the basis for the development of neuroprotective and neuroregenerative therapies.

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