The Jung Foundation for Science and Research is committed to human medical science. It honours basic research in human medicine and especially the further research of clinical importance with three prizes awarded annually. The aim is to promote the development of new treatment options. The Jung Prize for Medicine, the Jung Gold Medal for Medicine and the Jung Career Advancement Award for Medical Research rank among the highest awards of their category throughout Europe with a total sum of €540,000. In addition, the Jung Foundation annually awards five fellowships in the field of human medicine and one fellowship in the field of medical history at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, as well as three "Deutschlandstipendien" to students of human medicine at the University of Hamburg. In total, the foundation provides funding worth €650,000.
Throughout their careers, the winners of the Jung Prize for Medicine have received other important awards as well. Three of them have even been awarded a Nobel Prize: Prof. Dr. Rolf Martin Zinkernagel in 1996, Prof. Dr. Harald zur Hausen in 2008 and Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier in 2020. There are also numerous laureates of the Jung Foundation among the important ERC Advanced Grants: Prof. Peter Carmeliet, Prof. Ulrich Hartl, Prof. Ivan Dikic and Prof. Stefanie Dimmeler as well as Prof. Christian Büchel in 2011 and in 2020 and Prof. Tobias Moser in 2015 and in 2022.
Once a year, the Jung Foundation honors its award winners in an award ceremony. In 2023, this event took place on a small scale at the beginning of May. Impressions of the event as well as the portraits of the award winners, the laudations of the Scientific Advisory Board and the speeches of thanks by the laureates can be viewed here. In addition to the award ceremony, the Jung Symposium has been held since 2021, at which the award winners present their excellent research. In 2023, the event was held hybrid for the first time. As usual, participants were able to follow the lectures worldwide via livestream and, for the first time, they were also able to be present in the Ian K. Karan lecture hall at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. You can find the presentations and impressions here.