Fabian Leendertz receives the Hamburg Science Award 2023 for One Health
Academy of Sciences in Hamburg recognizes Leendertz’s pioneering achievements in the field of zoonotic infectious diseases
The Academy of Sciences in Hamburg awards Prof Fabian Leendertz, Director of the Helmholtz Institute for One Health (HIOH), the Hamburg Science Award 2023 for his fundamental work in the field of zoonotic infectious diseases using the One Health concept. Leendertz's research contributes significantly to a better understanding of the mechanisms of disease development and transmission between humans, animals and the environment. The One Health surveillance studies conducted by the Helmholtz Institute for One Health, a site of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), in sub-Saharan Africa play a crucial role in the prevention of epidemics and pandemics.
Fabian Leendertz will use the prize money of 100,000 euros for preliminary work in the field of intercultural collaboration as part of One Health Surveillance. In the coming months, a team of anthropologists will work with citizens in the Central African Republic and Côte d'Ivoire to explore the possibilities, limits and conditions of joint collaboration within One Health Surveillance.
Press release of the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg (in German)
Interview with Fabian Leendertz on the Hamburg Science Award 2023 (in German)