Konrad Beyreuther

“The language of science is based on rational thinking and objective reasoning. Scientific endeavors are rooted deep in the human history and all nations, cultures and religions, at one point or another, have made vital contributions in the sciences, benefiting humanity. ‘The Science Bridge’ initiative with the ‘Twin Institutes’ concept aims to harness the power of scientific collaboration as a way to build trust and better understanding between people of different origin. This is indeed a fantastic idea and ‘The Science Bridge’ has my strongest support.”

Konrad Beyreuther graduated in Chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in Biochemical Genetics, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne. Previously, he was a Professor at the Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH), Heidelberg University. Currently, he is the Founding Director of the Network Aging Research (NAR) also at the Heidelberg University. His research interests are the molecular and clinical aspects of neurodegenerative diseases, with special emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing disorders.