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Anatomist , educator

Elke Lütjen-Drecoll, German anatomy educator. Recipient Alcon Research Institute award, 1986, 2005, Glaucoma award German Ophthalmol. Society, 1988, Albrecht v. Graefe award, 1992, Endre Balazs prize, 1996, Bay Maximilian's Order, 2003, Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, 2003, award IGS, Ernst Barany prize, award EVER, 2004, Helen Keller prize, 2007.


Lütjen-Drecoll, Elke was born on January 8, 1944 in Ahlersted, Germany. Daughter of Johann and Frieda (Meyer) Lütjen.


Doctor of Medicine magna cum laude, University Marburg/Lahn, Germany. Habilitation, Institute Anatomy, Marburg/Lahn.


Intern in internal medicine and surgery, U. Marburg, Germany, 1969-1971; research assistant anatomy, U. Marburg, Germany, 1969-1974; associate professor anatomy, U. Erlangen, Germany, 1974-1983; professor, head department anatomy, U. Erlangen, Germany, since 1984. Member committee Alcon Research Institute awart, Fort Worth, 1989-1995.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (songs) (book) Basic Aspects of Glaucoma Research I, 1982, Basic Aspects of Glaucoma Research II, 1990, Basic Aspects of Glaucoma Research III, 1993, Lehrbuch der Funktionellen Histologie, 4th edition, 2000, (book) Funktionelle Anatomie des Menschen, 10th edition, 2001, Funktionelle Embryologie, 2nd edition, 2003, Anatomie des Menschen. Color Atlas of Anatomy, 5th edition, 2002, Fotoatlas Anatomie, 2nd edition, 2000.


Member International Society Eye Research Glaucoma Society, Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz (Stifterverb award 1973, president 2005).


Married Henning Drecoll. Children: Jens Drecoll, Axel Drecoll.

Johann Lütjen

Frieda (Meyer) Lütjen

Henning Drecoll

Axel Lütjen-Drecoll

Jens Lütjen-Drecoll