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Prof. Hrabě de Angelis Elected President of the International Mammalian Genome Society

DZD Board Member Prof. Dr. Martin Hrabě de Angelis has been elected president of the renowned International Mammalian Genome Society (IMGS). The IMGS is a global research organization which supports and coordinates genetic and genomic studies to better elucidate our organism.

 

The aim of IMGS is a better understanding of the function of mammalian genomes, the interaction of the genome with the environment as well as the elucidation of genetic components in human diseases. Leading scientists from America, Asia, Australia and Europe are active members.
Hrabě de Angelis is director of the Institute of Experimental Genetics and head of the Department of Experimental Genetics at Technische Universität München. In the DZD he is a member of the executive board. He has authored/co-authored more than 340 scientific publications and is head of national and international research networks. His research deals with the molecular understanding of human diseases with a focus on metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus.
Hrabě de Angelis will initially act as “incoming president” and then in 2016 assume the honorary presidency of the IMGS for a term of two years.