Ernst Jung Award winner receives Leibniz Prize


Where there is one prize, a second is soon to follow: In March, our award winner 2018 Professor Dr. Marco Prinz was awarded the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. The German Research Foundation (DFG) thus honours his outstanding work in the field of neuroimmunology.


Prinz is the Medical Director of the Institute of Neuropathology at the University Hospital in Freiburg. In 2018, he had already received the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine for his groundbreaking research in the field of the development and function of microglia cells. Microglia is a cell population that is of great importance for inflammatory processes in the brain.

We congratulate Professor Prinz on this success!