The molecular architecture of synapses in health and disease – Inaugural lecture by Honorary Member Thomas C. Südhof

Honorary Member Thomas C. Südhof delivered his inaugural academic lecture on 20. September 2023; a summary of the lecture in English, with a picture gallery and video.

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Thomas C. Südhof is a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and neurobiologist, born in Germany in 1955, and currently the Avram Goldstein Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. His work has led to fundamental discoveries in understanding the molecular mechanism of neurotransmitter vesicle release.

Thomas C. Südhof
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His results have contributed greatly to our understanding of the molecular processes that generate the fusion of synaptic vesicles with the plasma membrane. In 2013, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine with James Rothman and Randy Schekman of the United States.