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Otto-Warburg-Medal 2015 awarded to Prof. Nikolaus Pfanner

The Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) honours the first biochemist to succeed in deciphering the structure of mitochondria with leading scientific award

Berlin, 6 July 2015 – Prof. Nikolaus Pfanner from the University of Freiburg received yesterday the Otto Warburg Medal, the highest German award in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology. The Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and its partners Elsevier and Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, (BBA) are honouring Prof. Pfanner’s findings on the structure of cell organelles and the transportation routes of proteins through the membranes of mitochondria. The award also seeks to underline the importance of excellent scientific research to both young scientists and the public. The Otto-Warburg-Medal is endowed with 25,000 euros that will support the research of Prof. Pfanner and his team.

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The Otto Warburg Medal 2014 is awarded to Professor Rudolf Jaenisch

 

The German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) honors pioneer of stem cell research with prestigious science prize

Mosbach, 28 March 2014 – This year's Otto Warburg Medal has been awarded by the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) to Prof. Rudolf Jaenisch from the Whitehead Institute for Biological Research and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). With this prestigious science prize the GBM honors Prof. Jaenisch’s pioneering achievements in the field of stem cell research.

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GBM Awards Otto Warburg Medal to Prof. Randy Schekman

50th anniversary of the Otto Warburg Medal – half a century of recognising outstanding research


Frankfurt, 3rd October, 2013 – On the Day of German Unity, the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) awarded the Otto Warburg Medal to Prof. Randy W. Schekman, an American researcher of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. The medal is internationally recognised and is considered the highest German award in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology.

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