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Tina Wenz receives Junior Prize for neuromuscular disease from the German Society for muscular disease (DGM)

Tina Wenz, group leader at the University of Cologne’s Institute for Genetics, funded by the Emmy-Noether-Programm of the DFG (German Research Foundation), has received the Junior Prize for neuromuscular disease from the German Society for muscular disease (DGM). The DGM’s Junior Prize has been awarded since 2004 and is meant to support research in neuromuscular disease, especially in amyasthenia. The award committee honored Tina’s research on mitochondrial dysfunction as a promising step to developing possible therapies: in fact, her work presents the first therapeutic approach for mitochondrial myopathy, which still lacks causal treatment. Tina’s research interest lies on the activation of the PPAR/PGC-1-signalling pathway in mitochondrial myopathies. She was a PhD fellow from January 2002 until February 2004.

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