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Otto Warburg Medal for Rudolf Jaenisch

In 2014 Prof. Rudolf Jaenisch of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) received the highest award in Germany for biochemists and molecular biologists. 

Prof. Jaenisch received the medal in honor of his groundbreaking work in the field of epigenetic regulation of gene expression in mammalian development and disease. He is known worldwide for his research on embryonic stem cell biology. He has received several awards for his work including the Boehringer Mannheim Molecular Bioanalytics Prize, the Robert-Koch-Prize, the Max-Delbrück Medal and the Ernst Schering Prize.