MPI-CBG Director Meritxell Huch appointed as Honorary Professor at TU Dresden

The Medical Faculty of the TU Dresden appoints honorary professorship for stem cell research and tissue regeneration

Prof. Meritxell Huch (left) with Prof. Esther Troost (right) at the faculty council meeting. © Katrin Boes/MPI-CBG

At the faculty council meeting on May 29th, the Dean of the Medical Faculty at the TU Dresden, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Esther Troost, officially presented Prof. Meritxell Huch, director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), to the faculty. Huch is a newly appointed honorary professor for stem cell research and tissue regeneration. In her position as honorary professor, she will participate in the teaching of the faculty.
Meritxell Huch says, “I look forward to working with the colleagues from the Medical Faculty and teaching alongside them. I want to sincerely thank the entire faculty and the selection committee for choosing me for this professorship. It is exciting to join this community.”
In 2019, Prof. Meritxell Huch was awarded the first Lise Meitner Excellence Program Award from the Max Planck Society and moved her lab to the MPI-CBG. She was appointed director at the MPI-CBG in May 2022. Her group develops organoid models to investigate the collective characteristics of multicellular mammalian tissues during homeostasis and regeneration and how diseases emerge from changes in cellular properties and behaviors. For her pioneering work on developing organoid models, she has received several awards, including the Hamdan Award for Medical Excellence, the Women in Cell Science Prize from the British Society, the EMBO Young Investigator Award, and the BINDER Prize.