Finnish professor wins German science award
Professor Bjarne Udd has been honoured with the German Duchenne-Erb-Preis science award for his extensive research into neuromuscular diseases.
Udd is the head of the neuromuscular disease research group at the Folkhälsan Research Centre and of the Tampere Neuromuscular Centre. The prize is awarded every other year to one German and one foreign researcher by the German muscular dystrophy association Deutsche Gesellschaft für Muskelkranke.
The award will be presented at a ceremony in Munich on 16 February. It comes in recognition of Udd’s lifetime achievements related to neuromuscular diseases. He has been conducting research in this field since the early 1980s. In 2004, Udd established the Tampere Neuromuscular Centre, and he continues to lead it.
“Looking for new truths instead of just settling with the established ones is what has propelled me forward over the years,” he says.