Ron de Kloet has been awarded in Munich the Golden Kraepelin Medal


    Mr Kloet received the medal for his outstanding scientific achievements in basic research related to psychiatry.

    Ron de Kloet has pioneered in decoding the mechanisms how the stress hormone cortisol acts on the brain to adapt to a frightening situation and how the protective effects can become harmful over time. His seminal work has provided insight into the development of stress-related disorders and their treatment.

    The Golden Kraepelin Medal was established in 1928 on the occasion of the opening of the German Research Institute of Psychiatry, today the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, in memory of the Institute's founder, Emil Kraepelin. The awardee is nominated by an international committee chaired by the Managing Director of the Institute and the Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. The Golden Kraepelin Medal is one of the world’s highest awards in Psychiatry.

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