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Honoris Causa Doctorate for Prof. Detlev Ganten

19-06-2017
Friday, June 23 - 11:30 am
Academic Senate Hall, Rectorate Building
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome

On June 23, Sapienza University will confer a Doctor Honoris Causa to Professor Detlev Ganten for his activity in the field of hypertension.

The ceremony will be opened by a musical performance by MuSa Classica, directed by Francesco Vizioli, followed by the greetings of Rector Eugenio Gaudio and Vincenzo Vullo, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine; Bruno Botta, Director of the Chemistry and Drug Technologies Department; and Luciano Saso, Deputy Rector of European University Networks.

The doctoral commendation will be by Prof. Antonello Mai, Coordinator of the Pharmacological Sciences PhD Programme. 

Detlev Ganten has held important assignments in the world of academia and scientific research. In 2009, he founded the WHS - World Health Summit, one of the world's leading public health forums, organized annually in Berlin by the prestigious M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies, of which Sapienza has been a member since 2015.

Currently, Prof. Ganten is a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the German Academy of Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Ganten has distinguished himself by clarifying in his studies the fundamental mechanisms for the physiotherapy and molecular biology of arterial hypertension, with a focus on the renin-angiotensin system and the molecular genetics of cardiovascular disease. Moreover, his studies have driven the concept of evolutionary medicine.

At the end of the ceremony, the opening day of the "M8 Alliance Expert Meeting on Migrants and Refugees Health" Conference will begin.

The event is organized in cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Italy and the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies.