Robert Koch Award for 2016 goes to Alberto Mantovani and Michel C. Nussenzweig / Kai Simons receives the Robert Koch Gold Medal
Berlin – The Robert Koch Foundation is jointly awarding this year’s 100,000 Euro Robert Koch Award to Professors Alberto Mantovani, Humanitas University, Milan, Italy, and Michel C. Nussenzweig, The Rockefeller University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute, New York, USA. The award honors the pioneering research work conducted by both immunologists, which has resulted in new treatment options, for example in cancer or in the fight against HIV infections.
Professor Kai Simons, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, receives the Robert Koch Gold Medal for his lifetime achievements, in particular for his characterization of membrane-forming lipids and the development of the Lipid Raft Model.
The awards will be presented at an official ceremony on November 4, 2016 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin. [...]
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