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Malpighi Preis for Prof. Dr. Axel R. Pries
At the 26thMeeting of the European Society for Microcirculation (ESM) in October 2011 in Munich, Prof. Axel R. Pries was honored by the Malpighi Award of the society. The Malpighi Award is the most prestigious award of the ESM with a worldwide reputation. It recognizes scientists which stand out by their publications and scientific contributions, by their service to the entire field of microcirculatory and vascular biology research, and by their promotion of younger scientists.
A recent article in the Journal “Circulation” (Circulation 2010;122;f115-f120) states: “As a leading expert in vascular biology and microcirculation, Axel Pries, MD, PhD, FESC, head of the Institute for Physiology at Charité, Berlin, Germany and chair of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science of the European Society of Cardiology, is continually working with colleagues and collaborators to generate research that could lead to new therapeutic strategies. With key research interests that include rheology, vascular adaptation, endothelial cell biology, and tumour microcirculation, he is endeavouring to translate microcirculatory concepts to the clinical setting.”
Since 1985 a research cooperation with annual research stays in the Dept of Physiology Arizona Health Sciences Centre, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA with Prof. Tim Secomb to the investigation of the microcirculation and rheology as well as from vaskulären adaptation processes. Within the scope of this cooperation Prof. Pries is consultant for NIH grants on these subjects.
Since 2004 Prof. Pries is a member of the Congress Program Committee (CPC) of the European Society of Cardiology. Since 2006 he is responsible in this committee leading co-ordinator for the area of Basic Science and in this function for the arrangement and choice of the basis-scientific and translational program of the annual ESC conferences.
On the world congress for microcirculation in Milwaukee/USA in August, 2007 the secretary general of the European Society for Microcirculation, Prof. Dr. Pries was confirmed by the representations of the American Microcirculatory Society, the Japanese, Chinese and Australian societies for microcirculation as well as the European representatives as a chairperson of the Internationally Liaison Committee for Microcirculation. He counts with it to the worldwide most important contact person for the internationally very active field of the microcirculation research.