Kay Brune has an M.D. degree. From 1961 to 1969, he was at the Medical School at the Universities of Hamburg, Basel (Switzerland) and Munich, Germany, and did his internship at Göttingen. From 1969 to 1970 and in 1976, he was a Visiting Researcher at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and a Visiting Associate Professor at Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich, USA. Since 1981, he is a Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Erlangen, Germany. From 1995 to 2004, he was the Chairman of the Doerenkamp-Zbinden-Foundation for Realistic Animal Protection; from 1996 to 2001, he was the Vice President of the German Society for the Study of Pain; from 1999 to 2002, he was the President of the German Society of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. His main clinical and experimental research topics include treatment of pain and inflammation with drugs, especially cyclooxygenase inhibitors. Moreover, he received various awards including Stipend of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation), Stipend of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Pappenheim Award of the German Society for Haematology (1972), a Visiting Associate Professor rank, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich, USA, in 1975, Felix-Wankel Special Prize for Animal Protection 2002, Phoenix-Pharmacy-Sciences Award (in the field of pharmacology) in 2001 and 2006, German Pain Research Prize 1996, and Sertürner Prize for Pain Research in 2008.
Biography Updated on 18 June 2009