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19 December 1960 |
|Known for||alzheimer disease|
|Notable awards||Ernst Jung Prize (2002)
Potamkin Prize (2002)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
Haass studied biology in Heidelberg from 1981 to 1985. From 1990 on he was a postdoc in the lab of Dennis Selkoe at Harvard Medical School and worked there from 1993 to 1995 as assistant professor. Afterwards he returned to Germany as professor of molecular biology at the central institute for mental health. In 1999 he was offered a chair at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich at the medical faculty.
The emphasis of his work is in the molecular biology and cell biology of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Among other awards, he has won the Leibniz Prize and the MetLife Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer's Disease.
- Adolf Butenandt Institute - Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
- Laboratory for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
- Collaborative Research Center 596 - Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
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