The Industry Club Düsseldorf, an association of leading personalities from business and public life, awards Prof. Dr. Ursula Staudinger for her outstanding scientific work with the „SENECA medal for aging research 2017“. The award ceremony of the SENECA medal will take place on 25 September 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The „SENECA medal for aging research“ is endowed with EUR 20,000 and honors internationally renowned scientists whose pioneering work has led to new findings about the mechanisms of the aging process. Previous prize winners of the SENECA medal include Prof. Dr. med. Karl Lenhard Rudolph (2015), Prof. Dr. med. Agnes Flöel (2013), Prof. Dr. George M. Martin MD (2011) and Prof. Dr. James W. Vaupel (2009). Following the Roman philosopher of the same name, the acronym SENECA stands for “SENescendi Exquirite CAusas” – “Explore the reasons of aging”.