Konrad Sandhoff, PhD Received 2017 Award for Innovation and Accomplishment
Konrad Sandhoff completed his PhD in biochemistry in Munich. After early research in Munich, Israel and the USA, he became Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Bonn in 1979. Since 2007 he has been a Senior Professor at the LIMES Institute in Bonn, Germany. Professor Sandhoff’s major research interests are focused on molecular life sciences including the analysis and pathobiochemistry of lysosomal (glyco-) sphingolipid storage diseases, the structure and function of lysosomal enzymes and lipid binding proteins, the topology of endocytosis and glycolipid metabolism, and regulation of glycolipid biosynthesis. He has published more than 480 peer-reviewed papers, and has received more than 15 renowned national and international awards. Professor Sandhoff’s early investigation and analysis led to the identification of several biochemically distinct lysosomal diseases, including a variant of GM2-Gangliosidosis which was named “Sandhoff disease“ in 1971.
Professor Sandhoff received the 2017 award at the opening session of WORLDSymposium 2017 on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:45 AM.