Research Awards

Inhoffen Medal

Inhoffen Medal
Inhoffen Medal

In memory of the chemist Prof. Hans Herloff Inhoffen, who died in 1992, the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) and the Technical University (TU) Braunschweig annually organize the Inhoffen lecture and award the Inhoffen Medal since 1994. The prize is endowed with 5 000 Euros. The Inhoffen Medal is the most prestigious German prize within the area of natural compound chemistry.

From 1946 to 1974, Inhoffen taught at the TU Braunschweig and served as its rector from 1948 to 1950. In 1965, he founded the "Institute of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics", the precursor of the "German Research Centre for Biotechnology" and today´s HZI.

The Inhoffen Medal and the prize money are awarded by the Friends of the HZI.

Award Winners:

Hiroyuki Osada has been selected for the Inhoffen Medal
2015. Foto: ©Verena Meier

2015  H. Osada, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan

2014  A. Fürstner, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

2013  C.T, Walsh, Harvard Medical School, USA

2012  P. Leadlay, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK

2011  P. Seeberger, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam

2010  H. Waldmann, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund

2009  W. Fenical, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA

2008  V.S. Ley, University of Cambridge, UK

2007  F. Diederich, ETH Zurich

2006  G. Höfle und H. Reichenbach, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig

2005  W. Boland, Max Planck Institute, Jena

2003  M. Reetz, Mülheim an der Ruhr

2002  H. Kessler, University Munich

2001  P. Potier, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

2000  R. Wiechert, Berlin

1999  C. Djerassi, Stanford University, USA

1998  E. Winterfeldt, University Hannover

1997  Sir Alan R. Battersby, University Cambridge, UK

1996  K.C. Nicolaou, Scripps Institute, La Jolla, USA

1995  A. Eschenmoser, ETH Zurich

1994  G. Quinkert, University Frankfurt