The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the highest honour awarded in German research.
Leibniz Prize 2018 to Eicke Latz
Eicke Latz, director of the Institute of Innate Immunity at the University of Bonn and scientist at the DZNE will be awarded the "Leibniz Prize”. Eicke Latz will share the Leibniz Prize with Munich immunologist Veit Hornung. These scientists are among the world’s most influential researchers in the field of innate immune responses.
Leibniz Prize 2017 to Jörg Vogel
Awarding the Leibniz Prize to Jörg Vogel recognises one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of ribonucleic acid biology. He was selected for his pioneering contributions to our understanding of regulatory RNA molecules in infection biology.
Leibniz Prize 2016 to Frank Bradke
The molecular biologist Frank Bradke (46), group leader at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and professor for neurobiology at the University of Bonn, is awarded the "Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize" 2016. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) thereby honors his research on the growth and regeneration of neurons. Through his research Bradke aims to lay the basis for novel therapies, especially for the treatment of spinal cord injuries.
Leibniz-Prize 2015 to Henry Chapman
DESY scientist Professor Henry Chapman has been awarded withe the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes 2015 by the German research foundation Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Henry Chapman receives the 2.5-Million-Euro prize for his pioneering work in the development of femtosecond crystallography. It allows to decode the structure of complex biomolecules in its natural environment at the atomic level with the help of X-ray lasers.
Leibniz-Prize 2014 to Rainer Waser
The Jülich researcher Rainer Waser has been awarded the 2014 Leibniz Prize. Nanoelectronic components, electrochemical energy conversion and innovative sensors - these are only a few of the topics Waser and his colleagues investigate. The 58-year-old natural scientist and engineer is Director of the Peter Grünberg Institute at the Forschungszentrum Jülich research centre, a member of the Helmholtz Association, and also holds a chair at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the RWTH Aachen University.
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