Federal Cross of Merit for dementia researcher Christian Haass
Christian Haass has been awarded the Federal Cross of Merit by the Bavarian Minister of State for Education and Cultural Affairs, Science and Arts Dr. Ludwig Spaenle. “Professor Haass has done great service for the good of all with his outstanding performance in the fields of science and research and his dedication to the university city of Munich,” says the Bavarian State Minister’s laudation. “Christian Haass has had a major impact in Germany on the molecular research on Alzheimer’s disease ”, is how State Minister Spaenle paid tribute to Christian Haass. “It is thanks to Haass that Munich is today an internationally renowned centre of excellence in research on neurodegeneration”. Spaenle highlighted Haass’ success in setting up a new research focus founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and emphasised his dedication to the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), through which he made a major contribution to the establishment of the DZNE site Munich. State Minister Spaenle also honoured Haass’ efforts to inform the general public about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.