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Endocrine Abstracts (2013) 32 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.32.EJE1BIOG

The European Journal of Endocrinology Prize is a awarded to a candidate who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the knowledge in the field of endocrinology through publication. Further inforamtion on the prize can be found on This year’s recipient is Professor Felix Beuschlein. The prize will be presented as part of the ECE 2013 opening ceremony where Prof. Beuschlein will deliver his lecture. Prof. Beuschlein has also written a review article based on this lecture that has been accepted for publication in the European Journal of Endocrinology and can be accessed at DOI:10.1530/EJE-13-0263.


Felix Beuschlein was born in 1969 and went to medical school at the University of Würzburg. For his doctoral thesis he worked on projects related to adrenal tumorigenesis. This field of expertise was further intensified during a postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Gary Hammer at the University of Michigan where he utilized a number of mouse models to elucidate mechanisms of adrenal growth and steroidogenesis. Upon his return to Germany at the University Hospital in Freiburg he established his own group on adrenal stem cell research and completed his medical training. In 2006, he became a full professor as the head of Endocrine Research at the University in Munich. Prof Beuschlein has received a number of awards including the Marius-Tausk and Schöller-Junkmann award from the German Endocrine Society as well as the Merck Senior Fellow Award by the Endocrine Society. He serves as the vice-president of the German Endocrine Society, as a board member of the Research Affairs Core Committee of the Endocrine Society and the executive committee of Pressor. He is the chairman of the European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumors (ENSAT) and coordinator of an FP7 consortium.


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