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Prof. Dr. Stefan Jentsch posthumously receives Otto-Warburg-Medal 2017

The Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM), Elsevier, and BBA honor the cell biologist for his groundbreaking research on the ubiquitin system

Bochum, 25 September 2017: Yesterday, for the first time in its long history, the Otto-Warburg-Medal was awarded posthumously to Prof. Dr. Stefan Jentsch. With the well-renowned science award, the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and its partners, information analytics company Elsevier and Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA), recognized the cell biologist’s research on the protein ubiquitin and its role as a molecular switch in a variety of cellular processes.

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Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Otto-Warburg-Medal 2016

The Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) honors the French microbiologist for her groundbreaking findings on the treatment of genetic and chronic diseases.

Mosbach, 1. April 2016:  Today, Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier was awarded the Otto-Warburg-Medal. The Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) together with its cooperation partners Elsevier and Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, (BBA) honored Prof. Charpentier with the renowned science award for the development of the CRISPR-Cas9-system as a tool for the editing of genetic material and for further research on the functions of genes. The method developed by Charpentier, which allows the correction of defective DNA sequences, can serve the development of treatment options for diseases. The scientist receives a prize money of 25.000 Euro, which is intended to cover her further research work.

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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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