Elke Lütjen-Drecoll

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Elke Lütjen-Drecoll in August 2007.

Elke Lütjen-Drecoll (born January 8, 1944 in Ahlerstedt ) is a German anatomist . She was the first woman to head an academy of science and literature in Germany. Until March 31, 2010 she held the chair for Anatomy II at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg .


After completing her degree, Lütjen-Drecoll did teaching and research stays at Harvard Medical School and Emory University in Atlanta , Georgia. In 1984 she got a reputation as a full professor of anatomy at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg . There they built up the second Anatomical Institute, a research organization known and respected worldwide in the area of today eyes is -Anatomy. Lütjen-Drecoll is particularly concerned with glaucoma diseases ( green star ). Elke Lütjen-Drecoll has received numerous awards for her scientific achievements, including a. from the Alcon Research Institute in Fort Worth , Texas with the most prestigious international award in ophthalmology .

In 1997 Lütjen-Drecoll became Vice President, in 2005 she was elected President of the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz . She was the first woman to head one of the German academies of science. Her term of office ended in 2013.

In December 2012 she became a member of the University Council of the University of Augsburg .

Awards and honors

Web links

Commons : Elke Lütjen-Drecoll  - album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Press service University of Augsburg: New in the Augsburg University Council: Prof. Dr. Elke Lütjen-Drecoll . December 12, 2012, accessed December 13, 2012.
  2. Member entry by Prof. Dr. Elke Lütjen-Drecoll (with picture and CV) at the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina , accessed on July 17, 2016.