The young Kiel internist and scientist PD Dr. Konrad Aden has been awarded the highly prestigious Else Kröner Clinician Scientist Professorship. The research portion of this ten-year professorship is funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (EKFS) with one million euros. Dr. Aden is a senior physician at the Clinic for Internal Medicine I of the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), Kiel Campus, a working group leader at the Institute for Clinical Molecular Biology of the UKSH and the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) and a member of the Cluster of Excellence PMI - Precision Medicine for Chronic Inflammatory Diseases.
Konrad Aden studied human medicine in Kiel, Bern and St. Louis, received his doctorate in 2011 and his habilitation in 2019 at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. He is a specialist in internal medicine and gastroenterology and head of the junior research group "Intestinal Immunometabolism" at the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology. In 2020, he was awarded the Martin-Gülzow Prize of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Verdauungs- und Stoffwechselerkrankungen (DGVS).
The detailed German press release can be found here.