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Prof. Dr. Heinz Faßmann

Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research

Science is not just for the sake of science. Science has to have an impact and should be for the benefit of society. It must lead to the gaining of knowledge in order to address societal questions and needs. It must give rise to innovations that are taken up by society and the economy. Science shall provide an inspiring environment that supports the education and training of young and talented people and prepares them for their future career path. I highly recognize that CeMM is holding up exactly such a spirit. I welcome the vision of CeMM to bridge the gap between healthcare and the research lab, from bench to bedside and vice versa. Under its renowned and inspiring leadership and with its talented and open-minded staff, CeMM resembles a vibrant incubator of translation and innovation on the forefront of molecular medicine. In particular, passing on such a holistic research approach to CeMM’s PhDs and postdocs, who will belong to tomorrow’s generation of medical scientists, is a value not to underestimate.