Otto Warburg Medal

sponsored by Elsevier/BBA

We are pleased to announce Prof. Patrick Cramer as Otto Warburg Medal winner 2020

Prof. Cramer (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen) will be honored for his innovative research on transcription and regulation of genes.

In view of the current situation regarding Covid-19, the date for the award ceremony, originally set for April 3, 2020, has been postponed to March 26, 2021 (as a part of the 72nd Mosbacher Kolloquium).

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

In view of the current situation regarding Covid-19, the date for the award ceremony, originally set for April 3, 2020, has been postponed to March 26, 2021 (as a part of the 72nd Mosbacher Kolloquium).

I consider this award to be a particular honour, not only because it bears the name of the biological chemist from the last century whom I honour most, but also because all the previous award winners were or are outstanding scientists.

Tom A. Rapoport Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Laboratories, Bearer of the Otto-Warburg Medal 2004