Dieter Klaus Award for Young Scientist in CBBM

Research on secondary effects of vascular damage caused by high blood pressure on the brain

Dr. Jan Wenzel from the Institute for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Lübeck received the renowned Dieter Klaus Award of the German Society for Hypertension. He received the award for a previously unpublished paper on the secondary effects on the brain of vascular damage caused, for example, by high blood pressure. The award ceremony took place at the end of November during the annual congress of the German High Pressure League in Berlin.

Jan Wenzel, who was born in Dresden, moved to Lübeck after finishing school in Weimar to study molecular life science. After his graduation, he did his doctorate on an electrophysiological topic in the human heart and has since been working on the role of endothelial cells and their influence on blood circulation in the brain.

The prize is awarded annually by the German Society for Hypertension to young scientists who have carried out outstanding work in the field of experimental high-pressure research.


Dr. Jan Wenzel (left) with Prof. Kristina Kusche-Vihrog, Direktor of the Institut of Physiology at Universität zu Lübeck, und Prof. Klaus Kisters, Herne, who held the presidency of the congress (Photo: Conventus – Helge Schubert)