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Mainz University Medical Center attracts funding of Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
Date:4/26/2012

The Mainz University Medical Center has been successful in attracting funding of an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship worth 5 million. The funding was awarded in response to an application to appoint Professor Dr. Wolfram Ruf, a blood coagulation researcher (hemostaseologist) currently based in the USA, to the Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH) in Mainz. The success of the application was announced jointly by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The Alexander von Humboldt Professorships, which are funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, are awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to outstanding international academics of all disciplines who are eligible for appointment to a professorship in Germany. The award winners are expected to perform and nurture pioneering research at German universities.

"I am delighted that the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship award has made it possible for us to appoint an internationally renowned scientist such as Professor Wolfram Ruf to a position in Mainz. His research activities will undoubtedly significantly enhance the Rhineland-Palatinate science environment and its international competitiveness," says Minister of Science Doris Ahnen. "I myself am somewhat proud of what we have achieved as this award also demonstrates that we in Rhineland-Palatinate have set the right goals of funding cardiovascular research as part of our research initiative and of providing support to the Mainz Center for Thrombosis and Hemostatsis."

"Being awarded one of the highly prestigious and endowed Alexander von Humboldt Professorships is an outstanding achievement for our university," confirms the President of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Professor Dr. Georg Krausch. "With Professor Ruf, our Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis will be gaining an excellent and internationally recognized researcher whose scientific e
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Contact: Dr. Rene Dillinger-Reiter
pr@unimedizin-mainz.de
49-613-117-7424
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz
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