Beat Lutz#


Beat Lutz
Email:blutz 'at' uni-mainz.de
Membership Number:4062
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:blutz
Elected:2015
Homepage: http://www.unimedizin-mainz.de/physiolchemie/research/prof-dr-b-lutz.html?L=1




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2008 Director of the Institute of Physiological Chemistry, University Medical Center, Mainz
  • Since 2004 W3 Professor for Physiological Chemistry, Institute of Physiological Chemistry, University Mainz, Mainz
  • 1997 - 2004 Independent Group Leader of the Max-Planck Society at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich
  • 1995 - 1997 Researcher at German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) Heidelberg
  • 1990 – 1995 Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
  • 1989 – 1990 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Cell Biology, ETH Zurich
  • 1985 – 1989 Doctorate work at the Institute of Cell Biology, ETH Zurich
  • 1980 – 1985 Studies in Biochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

Fields of Scholarship
  • Genetic dissection of mouse behavior
  • Endocannabinoid system in the regulation of behaviors, brain plasticity, and neuroprotection
  • Functional interactions between peripheral organs and brain in regard to learning, fear, anxiety, stress coping, and energy balance
  • Neural embryonic development and the role of the endocannabinoid system
  • Pharmacological actions of (phyto)cannabinoids in health and disease
  • Lipid signalling
  • Novel endocannabinoid-like compounds
  • GPCR signalling

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 Ester Fride Award for his Major Contributions to Cannabinoid Research given by IACM
  • since 2014 Spokesperson of the Collaborative Reserach Center SFB1193 of the German Research Foundation on "Neurobiology of Resilience to Stress-Related Mental Dysfunction: from Understanding Mechanisms to Promoting Prevention" (under evaluation)
  • 2014 Mechoulam Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cannabinoid Research given by ICRS
  • 2011 Chair of Gordon Conference “Cannabinoid Functions in the CNS”
  • 2006 - 2014 Spokesperson of Research Unit FOR926 of the German Research Foundation
  • 2003 - 2004 Stipend from the Hertie-Foundation (Excellence Program in Neurosciences)
  • 2002 Organon Prize for Psychiatry
  • 1990 1994 Fellowships from the Swiss National Foundation

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