Research Awards

Jürgen Wehland Prize

In 2015 Dr. Sabrina Schreiner (second from right) was awarded the Jürgen Wehland Prize. She received the prize for her outstanding work on novel virus-host-interactions.

Since 2011 the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) honours excellent young researchers in the field of infection biology with the Jürgen Wehland Prize. The prize is named after the former Scientific Director of the HZI, Professor Jürgen Wehland. The Jürgen Wehland Prize is awarded annually by the HZI and the Friends of the HZI and includes prize money of 5,000 Euros. The award ceremony takes place during the scientific symposium “NoRDI”, which is held in honour of Professor Jürgen Wehland (www.helmholtz‐ 

The call is aimed at young scientists with a research focus on infection biology. Their doctorate should have been completed within the last five years; parental leave will be taken into account. The applicants should currently work in a German‐speaking country or have performed their research work there.

Both self-nominations and nominations by a supervisor or superior are possible.
Please submit applications in one PDF file via e-mail. Applications should include:

1. short description of the research work (1 page)
2. CV of the candidate
3. list of publications of the candidate
4. brief assessment of the candidate´s research work by an established scientist (1 page)
5. contact addresses of the candidate and the assessing scientist
6. one to a maximum of three publications that emerged from the work
For further information, please contact Dr. Corinna Richthammer, +49 531 6181‐1006, e-mail:

Award Winners

2015 Dr. Sabrina Schreiner, TU München und Helmholtz-Zentrum München

2014 Prof Andreas Müller, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg

2013 Dr Andrea Ablasser, Bonn University

2012 Dr Stephanie Bertram, Deutsches Primatenzentrum

2011 Dr Eike Steinmann, TWINCORE Hannover