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Award of Thudichum Medal to Professor David Rubinsztein
The 2017 Thudichum Medal will be awarded to Professor David Rubinsztein from the University of Cambridge. David pioneered the strategy of autophagy upregulation as a possible therapeutic approach in various neurodegenerative diseases and has identified drugs and novel pathways that may be exploited for this objective. He has made key contributions to illuminating the relevance of autophagy defects as a disease mechanism and to the basic cell biology of this important catabolic process. He has also identified druggable pathways independent of autophagy that may be relevant to diseases caused by aggregate-prone proteins. These insights open novel avenues for developing potential therapies.
Eleven distinguished scientists and exceptional early career researchers have been honoured in the Biochemical Society’s annual Awards.
Cambridge Neuroscience would like to congratulate David Rubinsztein on his success.
Posted on 28/04/2016
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