Otto Warburg Medal

sponsored by Elsevier/BBA

The Otto Warburg Medal 2021 goes to Petra Schwille

Delayed by the Corona Pandemic, the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and Elsevier/BBA honor Prof. Dr. Petra Schwille for her outstanding work in the field of cellular and molecular biophysics with the Otto Warburg Medal 2021

 

Otto Warburg Medal

sponsored by Elsevier/BBA

Otto Warburg Medal

sponsored by Elsevier/BBA

The Otto Warburg Medal

The Otto Warburg Medal has been awarded by the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie, GBM) since 1963. It honors and encourages pioneering achievements in fundamental biochemical and molecular biological research. Discoveries in these scientific disciplines are a prerequisite for the development of e.g., novel medicines.

The Otto Warburg Medal is regarded as the highest award for biochemists and molecular biologists in Germany. Seven of the prize-winners also received the Nobel prize.

The Medal has been endowed with prize money of 25,000 euros since 2007, sponsored exclusively by Elsevier and its flagship title Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)

The Otto Warburg Medal is intended to commemorate the outstanding achievements of the eminent researcher Otto Heinrich Warburg. The German biochemist received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1931.

 
 

Next award ceremony

Friday, March 24, 2023
Mosbach/Baden

as a part of the 74th Mosbacher Kolloquium

I have enourmous respect for all colleagues who, like Otto Warburg, have worked on the chemical foundations to understand what actually drives life. So i was very pleased to receive the award and thought: These are really big shoes to fill with this prize

Petra Schwille Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Bearer of the Otto-Warburg Medal 2021