Stefanie Dimmeler

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Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dimmeler
Born (1967-07-18) 18 July 1967 (age 50)
Ravensburg, Germany
Residence Germany
Alma mater University of Konstanz
Awards Ernst Jung Prize (2007)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
Scientific career
Fields Biology, Biochemistry
Institutions University of Frankfurt

Stefanie Dimmeler (born 18 July 1967) is a German biologist and biochemist.[1] Since 2001, she has been Professor of Experimental Medicine and Head of Molecular Cardiology at the University of Frankfurt, and in 2005 she won the 1.55 million euro Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize.[1] Before she could receive the prize, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft ((in German) "German Research Foundation") had to clear her of all allegations of scientific misconduct, which they did on 5 July 2005.[2]

An investigation into Dimmeler's work was needed owing to mistakes in three of her publications.[2] These had been admitted and corrected, and they referred to figures used in representative examples; her conclusions were entirely sound and reproducible.[2]

Dimmeler went on to receive the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine in 2007[3] and a 2.4 million euro research grant from the European Research Council in 2008.[4]


  1. ^ a b Stefanie Dimmeler, Lifeboat Foundation, retrieved 28 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Stefanie Dimmeler cleared, Medical News Today, published 12 July 2005, retrieved 28 May 2010.
  3. ^ Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Foundation for Basic Research in Medicine, retrieved 28 May 2010
  4. ^ Promoting the healing process after a heart attack, Eurekalert, published 28 October 2008, retrieved 28 May 2010.