Laureates 1990 to 2023

2023 Professor Dr rer. nat. Stefan Rose-John (Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel) receives the medal for his life's work in translational medicine. Read more...
2022 Professor Dr med. Alain Fischer (University of Paris Descartes and Collège de France) receives the medal for his life's work in the the field of clinical immunology. Read more...
2021 Professor Antonio Lanzavecchia, MD (ETH Zurich and at USI Lugano) receives the medal for his life's work on innate and acquired immunity. Read more...
2019 Professor Pietro De Camilli (Kavli Institute for Neuroscience of Yale University) is receiving the medal for his life's work on the molecular basis of intracellular membrane dynamics. Read more...
Professor Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Baumeister (Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in München-Martinsried) is receiving the medal for his life’s work in the field of cryo-electron microscopy, as well as clarifying the structure of large macromolecular protein complexes. Read more…
2017 Professor Pascale Cossart, PhD, (Pasteur Institute in Paris) receives the medal for her pioneering and outstanding contributions to the study of how bacteria infect human cells and spread from cell to cell during the infectious process. Her research uncovered fundamental mechanisms underlying the interaction of pathogenic bacteria and their human host and opened new avenues for the treatment of infectious diseases. Read more...
2016 Professor Peter Libby (Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School) receives the medal in recognition of his outstanding lifetime contribution to cardiovascular research, in particular for the discovery of the key role of proinflammatory mechanisms. Read more...
2015 Professor Walter Neupert (Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Martinsried) receives the medal for outstanding lifetime achievement and pivotal research in protein import into mitochondria, the "powerhouse" of the cell. Read more...
2014 Professor Charles Weissmann (Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, Florida) receives the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine for a lifetime of landmark achievements in molecular biology, including the first cloning and expression of interferon and pioneering work to elucidate the pathogenesis of prion diseases. Read more...
2013 Professor Sir Salvador Moncada MD PhD (The Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, University College, London) receives the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine for outstanding lifetime achievement in prostaglandin metabolism research, elucidation of aspirin's mechanism of action and groundbreaking work on the metabolism and biological effects of nitrogen monoxide. Read more...
2012 Professor Peter Herrlich (Leibniz Institut für Altersforschung/Fritz-Lipmann-Institut e. V., Jena) receives the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine for his life's work in cancer research. His achievements include his outstanding contribution to elucidation of the signaling pathways that control growth and inflammatory processes in the cell, in particular the role of transcription factor AP-1 in the activation of oncogenes and suppression of procarcinogenic and proinflammatory genes by binding glucocorticoid hormones to nuclear receptors. His later work on metastasis also provided radically new insights into other transcription factors, their ligands, and tumor activation mechanisms.
2011 Professor Michel Lazdunski (Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Universität Nizza Sophia Antipolis) receives the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine for his life's work. His achievements include his outstanding contribution to ion channel research, resulting in scientific breakthroughs in physiology, pathology and pharmacology.
2010 Professor Klaus Rajewsky (Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts) receives the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine for lifetime achievement in immunology research, in particular his work on the development and function of B lymphocytes using genetically modified mouse models and elucidation of the mechanisms underlying Hodgkin's disease.
2009 Professor Volker Diehl (Klinik 1 für Innere Medizin, Universität zu Köln) receives the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine for his pioneering work on virus-induced lymphoma and pivotal contribution to landmark lymphoma studies, particularly in Hodgkin's disease.
2008 Professor Hans-Dieter Klenk (Institut für Virologie, Philipps Universität, Marburg) receives the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine for his pioneering research into influenza virus envelope proteins and his groundbreaking contribution to the discovery of the structure and function of the Marburg and Ebola virus.
2007 Professor Hans Thoenen † (Max-Planck-Institut für Neurobiologie, München - Martinsried) receives the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine for his pioneering work in neuronal growth factors, which has revolutionized our understanding of the development and regeneration of the nervous system.
2006 Professor Dietrich Niethammer (Universitätsklinik für Kinderheilkunde, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen)
2005 Professor Christian H. Herfarth † (Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg)
2004 Professor Werner O. C. Creutzfeldt † (Medizinische Universitätsklink, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen)
2003 Professor Volker ter Meulen (Institut für Virologie und Immunbiologie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg)
2002 Professor Harald Reuter (Pharmakologisches Institut, Universität Bern)
2001 Professor Gustav V. R. Born (The William Harvey Research Institute, University of London)
2000 Professor Gert Riethmüller (Institut für Immunologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München)
1999 Professor Hans Wilhelm Schreiber † (Abteilung Allgemeinchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Eppendorf, Universität Hamburg)
1998 Professor Wolfgang Gerok (Medizinische Universitätsklinik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg)
1997 Professor Rudolf Haas † (Universität Hamburg)

Professor Walter Siegenthaler † (Departement für Innere Medizin, UniversitätsSpital Zürich)

1996 Professor Karl-Hermann Meyer zum Büschenfelde (I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz)
1995 Professor Friedrich Stelzner (Chirurgische Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität, Bonn)
1994 Professor Hanns Hippius (Psychiatrische Klinik und Poliklinik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München)
1993 Professor Robert B. Daroff (Department of Neurology, Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio)
1992 Professor Hans Erhard Bock † (Medizinische Universitätsklinik Tübingen)
1991 Professor Heinrich Schipperges † (Institut für Geschichte der Medizin, Ruprecht - Karls - Universität, Heidelberg)
1990 Professor Beatrice Mintz (The Institute for Cancer Research, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)