Recent German winners
- Professor Dr. Jörg Vogel
- Director, Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) and Director, Institute of Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB)
- Professor Rohini Kuner
- Full Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Director of the Institute for Pharmacology, Heidelberg University. She gave the prize lecture in July 2018 at John Radcliffe Hospital, at the invitation of The Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford.
- Professor Asifa Akhtar
Senior Group Leader and Managing Director,
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics. She gave the prize lecture at the Francis Crick Institute in May 2017 at the invitation of Prof Richard Treisman. She gave a second lecture at The Gurdon Institute, Cambridge in October 2017 at the invitation of Dr Tony Kouzarides.
- Professor Dr Thomas Langer
Institute for Genetics University of Cologne lectured in March 2016 at Newcastle University, Institute for Neuroscience and in May 2016 at MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge.
- Prof. Dr. Roger S. Goody
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology who lectured in June 2015 at King’s College London, host Mathias Gautel.
- Prof Dr Nikolaus Pfanner
Professor of Biochemistry Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Freiburg 79104 Freiburg, Germany. Professor Nicolas Pfanner lectured at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge on January 23rd 2014 and at The School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol on February 6th 2014.
- Prof. Dr. Martin Biel
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) Center for Drug Research, Institute of Pharmacology Butenandtstraße 5-13 Building C 81377 Munich. Professor Martin Biel lectured October 3rd 2013 at Department of Pharmacology, Oxford and on October 4th 2013 at Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology at University College London.
- Professor Dr Iain Mattaj
Director General of the EMBL, Heidelberg. Prize lecture given at University of Dundee, Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression, 22nd June 2012
- Professor Dr Patrick Cramer
Professor of Biochemistry, The Gene Centre, University of Munich, who lectured at University of London, Birkbeck College in May 2011.
- Professor Dr Roland Lill
Institute for Cytobiology, Philipps University Marburg who lectured at University of Durham and University of Cambridge in April 2011.
Professor Guy Dodson attended and presented the prize on behalf of the Foundation.
- Professor Dr Veit Flockerzi
Dept. of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Saarland University, Homburg,
who lectured at Department Pharmacology, Cambridge and St George's, London in October 2009.
- Professor Dr Stefan Offermanns
Universität Heidelberg, who delivered his prize lecture at Kings College,
London and also gave a lecture in Cambridge. Both were attended by
Professor Dodson, and Professor Bliss was also at the Cambridge lecture.
- Professor Dr Ed C Hurt
Biochemie-Zentrum Heidelberg (BZH), Universität Heidelberg, who
presented his prize lecture at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell
Biology, Edinburgh and also lectured at The MRC Centre in Cambridge.
Professor Dodson attended the lecture in Cambridge.
- Professor Felix Wieland
University of Heidelberg
delivered his prize lecture in Cambridge hosted by Professor Richard Perham and also gave a lecture in Manchester. Professor Dodson and past Director Sir John Skehel represented the Foundation.
- Professor Klaus Aktories
Institute for Experimental and Clinical
Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Freiburg who lectured at MRC/UCL
Cell Biology Unit, London and also at Cancer Research UK, London
and University of Glasgow.
- Professor Dr Franz-Ulrich Hartl
Department of Cellular
Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Munich, who lectured at
University of Cambridge, Oxford, Leeds and Birmingham.
- Professor Dr Franz Hoffmann
Institut fur Pharmakologie
Fakultat fur Medizin, Technische Universitat, Munich, who
at University of Oxford, University College London and St Georges
- Professor Dr Reinhard Georg Lührmann
Max-Planck Institute for
Chemistry, Gottingen, who lectured at Edinburgh, Dundee and Cambridge.
- Professor Dr Wolfgang P Baumeister, Max-Planck Institute for
Munich, who lectured at Cambridge, Leeds and Bristol.
- Professor Thomas J Jentsch
Zentrum für Molekulare
Neurobiologie, Hamburg , who lectured at Oxford, London and
Edinburgh on "Human Inherited Diseases due to Chloride and Potassium
- Professor Günther Schultz
Freie Universität, Berlin, who lectured
at University College London on "Receptor G Protein Mediated Signalling:
New Roles for G Proteins of the Gq/G12 Family" and also in Cambridge and
- Professor Dr M Frotscher
Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg,
who lectured at NIMR, London on "Development of Specific Synaptic
Connections in the Hippocampus" and at Oxford.
- Professor Dr A Konnerth
University of the Saarland, Homburg, who
lectured at University College, London and at Oxford and NIMR, London.
- Professor Dr W Neupert
Ludwig-Maximilians University München, who
lectured at Cambridge University on "Biogenesis of Mitochondria:
Transport and Folding of Proteins" and in London, Warwick and Oxford.
- Professor Dr Werner W Franke
German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, who lectured at MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology,
London, at the University of Manchester and the University of Dundee on
"The Desmosome-Intermediate Filament Complex: From Molecular Biology to
- Dr Thomas Südhof
Max Planck Institut, Göttingen and Howard
Hughes Institute, Dallas, who lectured at the Imperial College of
Science, Technology & Medicine in London on "Mechanisms of Synaptic
Vesicle Exocytosis: from Molecules to Physiology", and in Edinburgh and
- Professor P H Seeburg
Centre for Molecular Biology, Heidelberg, who
lectured at the University of Cambridge on "Genetic Determinants
Controlling Glutamate Reception Channels in CNS" and in Edinburgh.
- Professor P Gruss
Max Planck Institute, Göttingen, who lectured at
the University of Edinburgh on "Mouse Genes Controlling Development".
- Professor K Starke
Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, who
lectured at the University of Oxford on "Postganglionic Sympathetic
- Professor Dr H Jäckle
Institute of Genetics and Microbiology,
University of Munich, who lectured on "Segmentation in Drosophila" in
- Professor K Beyreuther
Centre for Molecular Biology, who lectured
on "Alzheimer's Disease and the Amyloid Gene" in Cambridge.
- Professor H Betz
Heidelberg, who lectured on
in the Brain" in Cambridge.
- Professor H D Klenk
Marburg, who lectured
on "Pathogenecity of Influenza Viruses" at the National
Institute for Medical Research.
- Professor P Starlinger
University of Cologne, who lectured on
"Transposable Genetic Elements" in Cambridge.
- Professor H C Schaller
Max-Planck-Institut Heidelberg, who
lectured at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London on "The Action of
the Hydra Head Activator".
- Professor Dr E Muscholl
Institute of Pharmacology,
University of Mainz, who lectured in Oxford on "The Muscarinic Inhibition
of Noradrenaline Release".
- Professor J Aschoff
Max Planck Institute for Physiology of
Behaviour, Andechs, who lectured in Bristol on the "Circadian
Organisation of Thermoregulation".
- Professor D Oesterhelt
Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry,
Munich/em>, who lectured on "Light on Halobacterial Ion Pumps" at the
University of Bristol.
Recent British winners
- Professor Ramanujan S. Hegde FRS
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge. He gave the prize lecture in April 2018 at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried at the invitation of Professor Ulrich Hartl.
- Professor Irene Tracey
- Head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences & Nuffield Chair Anaesthetic Sciences, University of Oxford. She gave the prize lecture in November 2017 at the Pharmacology Institute, Heidleberg University at the invitation of Professor Rohini Kuner with an introduction by Professor Ed Hurt.
- Professor Patrik Rorsman FRS
Oxford Centre for Diabetes, who lectured in Tubingen Jan 2016, Dresden in June 2016 at The Paul Langerhans Institute and Bremen in December 2016.
- Professor Russell G. Foster BSc PhD
Professor of Circadian Neuroscience, University of Oxford, lectured September 21st 2015 in Berlin, host Peter Heggerman, 23rd September 2015 in Freiburg, host Dieter Riemann and 24th September 2015, his prize lecture, in Munich, host Till Roennberg.
- Dr Gitta Stockinger
Gitta Stockinger, NIMR, MRC London lectured at Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin on 25th April 2014 also in Munich on 24th July 2014 and then at MPI, Dept Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg on October 3rd 2014.
- Professor Graham Collingridge FRS
Professor of Neuroscience in Anatomy Dorothy Hodgkin Building, Whitson Street, Bristol BS1 3NY. Professor Graham Collinridge lectured November 27th 2013 at The Max Delbrueck Centre for Molecular Medicine in Berlin.
- Dr Steve Gamblin
Molecular Structure, National Institute for Medical Research, London who lectured at Institute of Biochemistry, Tuebingen on November 20th 2012 and Department of Structural and Computational Biology at EMBL, Heidelberg on November 22nd 2012.
- Professor Eleanor Maguire
Wellcome Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL, London, who lectured in Berlin, Humboldt University and Hamburg, University Centre in
October 2011. Professor Franz Hoffman attended and presented the prize on behalf of the Foundation.
- Professor Frances Ashcroft
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford, who lectured at Institute for Experimental Medicine
at Göttingen and Neuroscience Centre in Frankfurt in February 2010.
- Professor Peter Somogyi FRS
MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, Oxford, who lectured at Max Planck, Neurophysiology in Frankfurt
and Institute of Anatomy in Freiburg in June and July 2009.
- Professor Robin Lovell-Badge FRS
Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics,
MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London, who presented
his prize lecture in Munich.
Professor Neupert attended this lecture and presented the prize along
with Professor Hofmann.
- Professor Steve O’Rahilly FRS
School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge,
who lectured in Leipzig and Munich. Professor Neupert attended the prize
lecture and presented the prize on behalf of the Foundation.
- Professor Richard Morris
University of Edinburgh
who lectured in Magdeburg and presented his prize lecture in Munich at the Max Plank Institute early in 2007. Professor Neupert attended this lecture and presented the prize.
- Professor Geoffrey Smith
Department of Virology, Faculty of
Medicine, Imperial College, London, who lectured in Würzburg
- Dr David Lodge
Research Advisor, Lilly Research Centre, Surrey, United Kingdom, who lectured in Berlin, Magdeburg, Bochum and Frankfurt.
- Dr Ian Kerr, Cancer Research UK, London Research Laboratories,
who lectured at University of Freiburg, University of Essen and at
- Professor Stephen Franks, Imperial College Science, Technology
and Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London, who lectured at Aachen,
Berlin and Dresden.
- Professor John O'Keefe FRS,
University College, London, who
lectured at Marburg, Freiburg, Munich and Berlin.
- Dr J C Smith
MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London,
who lectured at Max-Planck-Institut, Göttingen on "Making Mesoderm -
Upstream and Downstream of Brachyury" and Tübingen and Freiburg.
- Professor Kay E Davies
Dept of Human Anatomy & Genetics,
Oxford, who lectured at University of Würzburg on "Dystrophin &
in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" and in Ulm and Berlin.
- Professor R A Laskey
Wellcome/CRC Institute, Cambridge, who
lectured at the University of Heidelberg and in Würzburg and Konstanz.
- Professor R S J Frackowiak
Institute of Neurology, London, who
lectured at the University of Cologne on "Imaging Cognition" and in Jena
- Professor A R Fersht
Cambridge University Chemical Laboratory,
who lectured at the Max-Planck Institute, Martinsried on "Pathways of
Protein Folding in the Presence of Molecular Chaperones" and in
Heidelberg, Munich and Göttingen.
- Professor D J P Barker
MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit,
Southampton, who lectured at the University of Marburg and in Giessen
- Dr T Bliss
National Institute for Medical Research,
London, who lectured at the University of Cologne and in Heidelberg
- Dr Alan Hall
Institute of Cancer Research, London, who
lectured at the University of Heidelberg and at the University of the Saarland,
Homburg on "Signal Transduction Pathways Controlled by Small GTP-binding
- Professor D A Brown
University College, London, who
lectured at the Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg and in Munich and
Frankfurt on "Some Ion Channels Involved in Nerve Cell Signalling and
their Regulation by Neurotransmitters".
- Professor P Nurse
University of Oxford, who lectured on "Eukaryotic
Cell Cycle Control" in Tübingen and Marburg.
- Dr. D R Trentham
National Institute for Medical Research,
lectured at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg,
on "caged" compounds to study the mechanism of muscular contraction and
the Ca2+ mediated processes.
- Professor M C Raff
University College, London, who
lectured in Hamburg on "Cell Diversification in the Mammalian Central
- Professor T L Blundell
Birkbeck College, London, who lectured on
"Protein Structure Computer graphics and the Design of the Novel
Molecules in Regensburg".
- Professor W F H Jarrett
University of Glasgow, who
lectured in Heidelberg.
- Dr J J Skehel
MRC National Institute for Medical Research,
who lectured on "The Influenza Haemagglutinin" in Giessen.
- Dr M Berridge
AFRC Unit of Insect Neurophysiology and
Pharmacology, Cambridge, who lectured on "The Inositol-1, 4,
5-Triphosphate Diglyceride Second Messenger System" in Frankfurt.
- Professor D Weatherall
MRC Molecular Haematology Unit in
Oxford, who lectured on "The Molecular Basis of some Common Inherited
Blood Diseases" at the University of Kiel.
- Dr S Brenner
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology,
Cambridge, who lectured on "The Molecular Genetics of Higher Organisms" at
the Institute of Physiological Chemistry, University of Cologne.
- Dr G K Radda
Department of Biochemistry, Oxford, who lectured
on "In vivo Bioenergetics in Animals and Man: a New Approach
Phosphorus NMR" at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental