The Jung Foundation for Science and Research announces the 2013 award winners
The Jung Foundation for Science and Research of Hamburg is announcing the new winners of its prestigious awards for cutting-edge medicine to the public today.
Hamburg, 8 January 2013. The Jung Foundation for Science and Research of Hamburg is announcing the new winners of its prestigious awards for cutting-edge medicine to the public today. The time-honoured Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine, worth € 300,000, is being awarded in equal portions to Professor Angelika Amon (46 years) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Professor Ivan Đikić, MD, PhD, (46 years) of the Goethe University in Frankfurt. The scientific life’s work of Professor Sir Salvador Moncada, MD, PhD, (68 years) who until recently directed the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research at University College London is being honoured with the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine. The Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award for Medical Research, worth € 210,000, goes out to Dr. Anita Kremer (32 years), resident physician at Erlangen University Hospital.
The Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine and the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award for Medical Research serve to promote groundbreaking medical research which opens up new possibilities for treatment. Its worth of € 300,000 makes the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine one of Europe’s most highly valued medical awards. Since 1967 it supports ongoing research projects by outstanding scientists. The Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award is also one of Europe’s leading medical prizes in its category. Since 2006 it enables annually one highly qualified emerging German medical professional abroad to return to Germany as an academic location and continue his or her research work here, or to conduct more intensive research in Germany. Since 1990 the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine honours lifetime medical achievements which have largely been completed and which have already made a major contribution to medical progress. Together with the symbolic medals of honour, the medal winners are given control over a scholarship amounting to € 30,000 this year, which they may award to an aspiring scientist of their choice.