All Laureates

2016 Professor Hans-Georg Rammensee (Professor of Immunology at the University of Tübingen; Director of the Department of Immunology at the University of Tübingen) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his pivotal insights into the role of peptides as antigens in physiological and pathological immune responses.
2015 Professor Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig; Medizinische Hochschule Hannover) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of her outstanding work on bacterial immune mechanisms and the CRISPR-Cas9 method, which opens up groundbreaking new opportunities in the investigation and treatment of genetic diseases.
2014 Professor Thomas Boehm (Max-Planck-Institut für Immunbiologie und Epigenetik, Freiburg) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his groundbreaking work on the development, differentiation and evolution of key elements of the immune system.
2013

Professor Dr. Angelika Amon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of her groundbreaking research into the mechanisms of accurate chromosome segregation in cell division and the pathological consequences of incorrect distribution of chromosomes.

Professor Ivan Dikic MD PhD (Goethe-Unversität, Frankfurt am Main) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his groundbreaking research work on the ubiquitin signaling pathway, which has provided new insights into basic cellular mechanisms and the molecular cause of major diseases.

2012

Professor Peter Walter (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Francisco) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his groundbreaking research into the production and quality control mechanisms of secretory proteins, which has contributed to a more profound understanding of fundamental cell biology processes.

Dr. Elisa Izaurralde (Max Planck Scientific Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, Tübingen) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of her groundbreaking research in elucidating the regulation of transport and metabolism of RNA in cells. Her work provides a basis for new therapeutic approaches in the treatment of complex diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

2011

Professor Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his groundbreaking research to elucidate the molecular causes of bowel cancer, which promises major benefit in the further development of innovative therapies.

Professor Christian Büchel (Institut für Systemische Neurowissenschaften, Universität Hamburg) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of pioneering research to provide a deeper understanding of how the human brain works, in particular the formation of memory and development of anxiety and addiction.

2010

Professor Stephen G. Young (Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his outstanding research work in lipid metabolism, in particular concerning the elucidation of genetic apolipoprotein defects, triglyceride transport mechanism and the role of farnesylated prelamin A in premature aging.

Professor Peter Carmeliet (Vesalius Research Center, Universität Leuven) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his groundbreaking research in genetically modified models of thrombosis and cardiovascular disease.

2009

Professor Jens Brüning (Institut für Genetik, Universität zu Köln) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his pioneering research to elucidate the etiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Professor Patrick Cramer (Genzentrum München Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his groundbreaking research into the molecular mechanisms of gene transcription.

2008

Professor Thomas Tuschl (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Rockefeller University, New York) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his groundbreaking and pioneering research into RNA interference.

Professor Thomas Benzing (Klinik IV für Innere Medizin, Universität zu Köln) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his pivotal research to characterize the molecular mechanisms involved in preserving and damaging the glomerular filtration barrier and pathogenesis of proteinuria.

Professor Gerd Walz (IV. Medizinische Klinik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his pivotal research into the pathogenesis of congenital cystic kidney disease and resultant treatment concepts.

2007

Professor Josef M. Penninger (Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austria Academy of Sciences, Wien) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his outstanding pivotal research contribution to the elucidation of disease mechanisms in autoimmunity, cardiac and bone disease and in the pathogenesis of tumors.

Professor Andreas M. Zeiher (Medizinische Klinik III, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his groundbreaking research into stem cell therapy in ischemic heart disease and the underlying cell biology.

Professor Stefanie Dimmeler (Medizinische Klinik IV, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of her outstanding research into the role of progenitor cells in angiogenesis and their use in ischemic disease.

2006

Professor Reinhard Jahn (Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his outstanding research into molecular mechanisms of exocytosis, in particular the structure and function of synaptic vesicles and resultant insights into signal transduction in the nervous system.

Professor Markus F. Neurath (I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz) receives the award in tribute to and for the advancement of his outstanding research into the intestinal immune system, disruption of the system in chronic inflammatory bowel disease, and treatment of the condition.

2005

Professor Ernst Hafen (Zoologisches Institut/Entwicklungsbiologie, Universität Zürich)

Professor F. Ulrich Hartl (Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, München-Martinsried)

2004

Professor Stuart A. Lipton (The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, California)

Professor Tobias Bonhoeffer (Max-Planck-Institut für Neurobiologie, München-Martinsried)

2003

Professor Ari Helenius (Institut für Biochemie, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich)

Professor Reinhard G. Lührmann (Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen)

2002

Professor Michael Frotscher (Anatomisches Institut, Albert - Ludwigs - Universität, Freiburg)

Professor Christian Haass (Adolf - Butenandt - Institut, Ludwig - Maximilians - Universität, München)

2001

Professor Christine Petit (Unité de Génétique des Déficits Sensoriels, Institut Pasteur, Paris)

Professor Thomas J. Jentsch (Zentrum für Molekulare Neurobiologie, Universität Hamburg)

2000

Professor Martin J. Lohse (Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg)

Professor Peter H. Krammer (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg)

1999

Professor Adriano Aguzzi (Departement Pathologie, UniversitätsSpital Zürich)

Professor Hans A. Kretzschmar (Institut für Neuropathologie, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen)

1998

Professor Alain Fischer (Département de Pédiatrie, Unité D'Immunologie et D'Hématologie, Groupe Hôspitalier Necker - Enfants Malades, Paris)

1997

Professor Francis V. Chisari (The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California)

Professor Hans Hengartner (Departement Pathologie, UniversitätsSpital Zürich)

Professor Judah Folkman † (Department of Surgery and Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts)

1996

Professor Harald zur Hausen (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg)

Professor Eberhard Nieschlag (Institut für Reproduktionsmedizin, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster)

1995

Professor Anthony S. Fauci (National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland)

Professor Samuel A.Wells, Jr. (Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri)

1994

Professor Terence Jones (Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London)

Professor Wolf Singer (Max-Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung, Frankfurt am Main)

1993

Professor Charles A. Dinarello (Division of Geographic Medecine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts)


Professor Robert Machemer † (Departement of Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina)

1992

Professor Sir Roy Calne (University of Cambridge Clinical School, Department of Surgery, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge)


Professor Martin E. Schwab (Institut für Hirnforschung der Universität Zürich)

1991

Professor David D. Ho (Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center of New York and New York University, School of Medicine, New York)

Professor Klaus Starke (Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg)

1990

Professor Gerhard Giebisch (Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut)

Professor Wilhelm Stoffel (Institut für Biochemie der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln)

1989

Professor Thomas F. Budinger (Donner Laboratory at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California)

Professor Johannes Joseph van Rood (Department of Immunohaematology and Blood Bank, University Hospital Leiden, Niederlande)

1988

Professor Helmut Sies (Institut für Physiologische Chemie I, Universität Düsseldorf)

Professor Charles Weissmann (Institut für Molekularbiologie I, Universität Zürich)

1987

Professor Peter D. Richardson (Division of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island)


Professor Karl Julius Ullrich † (Abteilung Physiologie, Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysik, Frankfurt am Main)

1986

Professor Albrecht Fleckenstein † (Physiologisches Institut, Projektgruppe Calcium-Antagonismus, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg i. Br.)

1985

Professor Hendrik Coenraad Hemker (Abteilung Biochemie, Rijksuniversiteit Limburg, Maastricht, Niederlande)

Professor Rudolf Pichlmayr † (Klinik für Abdominal- und Transplantationschirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover)

Professor Peter K. Vogt (Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California)

1984

Professor George Gee Jackson (Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois)

Professor Werner W. Franke (Institut für Zell- und Tumorbiologie, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg)

Professor Klaus K. Weber (Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie, Karl-Friedrich-Bonhoeffer-Institut, Göttingen-Nikolausberg)

1983

Professor Hans-Jürgen Bretschneider † (Zentrum für Physiologie und Pathophysiologie des Fachbereiches Medizin, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen)

Professor Richard R. Lower † (Medical Center of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia)

1982

Professor Hartmut Wekerle (Max-Planck-Institut für Immunbiologie, Freiburg; MPG-Klinische Forschungsgruppe für Multiple Sklerose, Würzburg)

Professor Rolf M. Zinkernagel (Institut für Pathologie der Universität Zürich, UniversitätsSpital Zürich)

1981

Professor David E. Kuhl (Division of Nuclear Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California)

1980

Professor Eberhard Dodt † (Max-Planck-Institut für Physiologische und Klinische Forschung, W. G. Kerckhoff-Institut, Bad Nauheim)

Sir Alan Parks † (St. Mark's Hospital and London Hospital, London)

Professor Bruno Speck † (Kantonsspital Basel, Hämatologische Abteilung, Basel)

1979

Professor Karl Lennert † (Institut für Pathologie, Klinikum der Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel)

Professor Anthony G. E. Pearse † (Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London, Hammersmith Hospital, London)

Professor Åke Senning † (Chirurgische Klinik A, UniversitätsSpital Zürich)

1977

Professor Georg F. Springer † (Dept. of Immunochemistry Research, Evanston Hospital, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois)

Professor John B. West (University of California, San Diego, Institute of Medicine and Bioengineering, Section of Physiology, Department of Medicine, La Jolla, California)


1976

Professor Donald A. Henderson (Smallpox Eradication Unit, World Health Organization, Genf)

Professor Lorenz E. Zimmerman (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.)

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