Hamid Noori receives DGPPN Prize 2018
DGPPN honors outstanding work and projects in the categories science, supply and society.
Every year the DGPPN, the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, awards a number of prizes to innovative and outstanding work and projects that provide a new approach to mental illness, a new understanding of diagnosis and therapy and more knowledge about its cause, development and incidence. The prizes, with a total volume of around 100,000 Euros, were once again awarded at the DGPPN Congress.
In the category of Science, PD Dr. Dr. Hamid R. Noori, research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, was awarded the DGPPN Prize for Research of Mental Diseases. The prize is endowed with 15,000 Euros and is awarded in cooperation with the Foundation for Mental Health.
The prizewinner's research is located at the interface between mathematics, physics, neuropsychopharmacology, electrophysiology and neuroimaging and aims to improve the understanding of the complex neurobiological processes underlying psychiatric diseases. Among other things, the prizewinner identified changes in the neurotransmitter level after alcohol consumption.