Congratulations to Dr. Zheng Gan and Dr. Martin Löffler!

Pain Research Grant 2023

Dr. Zheng Gan (SFB1158 Young Scientist), Institute of Pharmacology at the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg, was awarded the German Pain Research Award in the category, “Basic Research: Experimental Work or Work on Subjects” at the German Pain Congress in October. He was recognized for his work, “Layer-specific pain relief pathways originating from primary motor cortex”.

Dr. Martin Löffler (SFB1158 Young Scientist) from the Central Institute of Mental Health won first place in the category, “Clinical research: for studies on patients” with his work “Corticostriatal circuits in the transition to chronic back pain: The predictive role of reward learning”.

The two prize winners will each receive €7,000.

The prize, which is awarded by the German Pain Society (Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft e.V.), supports work in the field of application-oriented research and implemented basic research that has made a significant contribution to the interdisciplinary, practice-oriented treatment of acute and chronic pain. The prize is primarily aimed at young scientists from the fields of medicine, psychology and natural sciences.

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