Feldberg Foundation

for anglo-german scientific exchange
Established 1961

Recent German winners

  • 2018
    • Professor Rohini Kuner
    • Full Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Director of the Institute for Pharmacology, Heidelberg University.
  • 2017
    • Professor Asifa Akhtar
      Senior Group Leader and Managing Director,
      Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics.
  • 2016
    • Professor Dr Thomas Langer
      Institute for Genetics University of Cologne lectured in March 2016 at Newcastle University, Institute for Neuroscience and in May 2016 at MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge.
  • 2015
    • Prof. Dr. Roger S. Goody
      Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology who lectured in June 2015 at King’s College London, host Mathias Gautel.
  • 2014
    • Prof Dr Nikolaus Pfanner
      Professor of Biochemistry Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Freiburg 79104 Freiburg, Germany. Professor Nicolas Pfanner lectured at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge on January 23rd 2014 and at The School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol on February 6th 2014.
  • 2013
    • Prof. Dr. Martin Biel
      Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) Center for Drug Research, Institute of Pharmacology Butenandtstraße 5-13 Building C 81377 Munich. Professor Martin Biel lectured October 3rd 2013 at Department of Pharmacology, Oxford and on October 4th 2013 at Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology at University College London.
  • 2012
    • Professor Dr Iain Mattaj
      Director General of the EMBL, Heidelberg. Prize lecture given at University of Dundee, Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression, 22nd June 2012 .
  • 2011
    • Professor Dr Patrick Cramer
      Professor of Biochemistry, The Gene Centre, University of Munich, who lectured at University of London, Birkbeck College in May 2011.
  • 2010
    • Professor Dr Roland Lill
      Institute for Cytobiology, Philipps University Marburg who lectured at University of Durham and University of Cambridge in April 2011. Professor Guy Dodson attended and presented the prize on behalf of the Foundation.
  • 2009
    • Professor Dr Veit Flockerzi
      Dept. of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Saarland University, Homburg, who lectured at Department Pharmacology, Cambridge and St George's, London in October 2009.
  • 2008
    • Professor Dr Stefan Offermanns
      Pharmakologisches Institut, Universität Heidelberg, who delivered his prize lecture at Kings College, London and also gave a lecture in Cambridge. Both were attended by Professor Dodson, and Professor Bliss was also at the Cambridge lecture.
  • 2007
    • Professor Dr Ed C Hurt
      Biochemie-Zentrum Heidelberg (BZH), Universität Heidelberg, who presented his prize lecture at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh and also lectured at The MRC Centre in Cambridge. Professor Dodson attended the lecture in Cambridge.
  • 2006
    • Professor Felix Wieland
      University of Heidelberg
      who delivered his prize lecture in Cambridge hosted by Professor Richard Perham and also gave a lecture in Manchester. Professor Dodson and past Director Sir John Skehel represented the Foundation.
  • 2005
    • Professor Klaus Aktories
      Institute for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Freiburg who lectured at MRC/UCL Cell Biology Unit, London and also at Cancer Research UK, London and University of Glasgow.
  • 2004
    • Professor Dr Franz-Ulrich Hartl
      Department of Cellular Biochemistry, Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Munich, who lectured at University of Cambridge, Oxford, Leeds and Birmingham.
  • 2003
    • Professor Dr Franz Hoffmann
      Institut fur Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Fakultat fur Medizin, Technische Universitat, Munich
      , who lectured at University of Oxford, University College London and St Georges Medical School, London.
  • 2002
    • Professor Dr Reinhard Georg Lührmann
      Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical
      Chemistry, Gottingen,
      who lectured at Edinburgh, Dundee and Cambridge.
  • 2001
    • Professor Dr Wolfgang P Baumeister, Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Munich, who lectured at Cambridge, Leeds and Bristol.
  • 2000
    • Professor Thomas J Jentsch
      Zentrum für Molekulare Neurobiologie, Hamburg
      , who lectured at Oxford, London and Edinburgh on "Human Inherited Diseases due to Chloride and Potassium Channel Mutations".
  • 1999
    • Professor Günther Schultz
      Freie Universit
      ät, Berlin, who lectured at University College London on "Receptor G Protein Mediated Signalling: New Roles for G Proteins of the Gq/G12 Family" and also in Cambridge and Glasgow.
  • 1998
    • Professor Dr M Frotscher
      Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg
      , who lectured at NIMR, London on "Development of Specific Synaptic Connections in the Hippocampus" and at Oxford.
  • 1997
    • Professor Dr A Konnerth
      University of the Saarland
      , Homburg, who lectured at University College, London and at Oxford and NIMR, London.
  • 1996
    • Professor Dr W Neupert
      Ludwig-Maximilians University München
      , who lectured at Cambridge University on "Biogenesis of Mitochondria: Transport and Folding of Proteins" and in London, Warwick and Oxford.
  • 1995
    • Professor Dr Werner W Franke
      German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg
      , who lectured at MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, London, at the University of Manchester and the University of Dundee on "The Desmosome-Intermediate Filament Complex: From Molecular Biology to Medical Applications".
  • 1994
    • Dr Thomas Südhof
      Max Planck Institut, Göttingen and Howard Hughes Institute, Dallas, who lectured at the Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine in London on "Mechanisms of Synaptic Vesicle Exocytosis: from Molecules to Physiology", and in Edinburgh and Dundee.
  • 1993
    • Professor P H Seeburg
      Centre for Molecular Biology, Heidelberg,
      who lectured at the University of Cambridge on "Genetic Determinants Controlling Glutamate Reception Channels in CNS" and in Edinburgh.
  • 1992
    • Professor P Gruss
      Max Planck Institute, Göttingen,
      who lectured at the University of Edinburgh on "Mouse Genes Controlling Development".
  • 1991
    • Professor K Starke
      Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg
      , who lectured at the University of Oxford on "Postganglionic Sympathetic Neurotransmission".
  • 1990
    • Professor Dr H Jäckle
      Institute of Genetics and Microbiology, University of Munich,
      who lectured on "Segmentation in Drosophila" in Cambridge.
  • 1989
    • Professor K Beyreuther
      Centre for Molecular Biology,
      who lectured on "Alzheimer's Disease and the Amyloid Gene" in Cambridge.
  • 1988
    • Professor H Betz
      Heidelberg, who lectured on "Channel Proteins in the Brain" in Cambridge.
  • 1987
    • Professor H D Klenk
      , who lectured on "Pathogenecity of Influenza Viruses" at the National Institute for Medical Research.
  • 1986
    • Professor P Starlinger
      University of Cologne
      , who lectured on "Transposable Genetic Elements" in Cambridge.
  • 1985
    • Professor H C Schaller
      Max-Planck-Institut Heidelberg
      , who lectured at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London on "The Action of the Hydra Head Activator".
  • 1984
    • Professor Dr E Muscholl
      Institute of Pharmacology, University of Mainz
      , who lectured in Oxford on "The Muscarinic Inhibition of Noradrenaline Release".
  • 1983
    • Professor J Aschoff
      Max Planck Institute for Physiology of Behaviour, Andechs
      , who lectured in Bristol on the "Circadian Organisation of Thermoregulation".
  • 1982
    • Professor D Oesterhelt
      Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Munich/em>, who lectured on "Light on Halobacterial Ion Pumps" at the University of Bristol.

Recent British winners

  • 2018
  • 2017
    • Professor Irene Tracey
    • Head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences & Nuffield Chair Anaesthetic Sciences, University of Oxford.
  • 2016
    • Professor Patrik Rorsman FRS
      Oxford Centre for Diabetes, who lectured in Tubingen Jan 2016, Dresden in June 2016 at The Paul Langerhans Institute and Bremen in December 2016.
  • 2015
    • Professor Russell G. Foster BSc PhD
      Professor of Circadian Neuroscience, University of Oxford, lectured September 21st 2015 in Berlin, host Peter Heggerman, 23rd September 2015 in Freiburg, host Dieter Riemann and 24th September 2015, his prize lecture, in Munich, host Till Roennberg.
  • 2014
    • Dr Gitta Stockinger
      Gitta Stockinger, NIMR, MRC London lectured at Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin on 25th April 2014 also in Munich on 24th July 2014 and then at MPI, Dept Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg on October 3rd 2014.
  • 2013
    • Professor Graham Collingridge FRS
      Professor of Neuroscience in Anatomy Dorothy Hodgkin Building, Whitson Street, Bristol BS1 3NY. Professor Graham Collinridge lectured November 27th 2013 at The Max Delbrueck Centre for Molecular Medicine in Berlin.
  • 2012
    • Dr Steve Gamblin
      Molecular Structure, National Institute for Medical Research, London who lectured at Institute of Biochemistry, Tuebingen on November 20th 2012 and Department of Structural and Computational Biology at EMBL, Heidelberg on November 22nd 2012.
  • 2011
    • Professor Eleanor Maguire
      Wellcome Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL, London, who lectured in Berlin, Humboldt University and Hamburg, University Centre in October 2011. Professor Franz Hoffman attended and presented the prize on behalf of the Foundation.
  • 2010
    • Professor Frances Ashcroft
      Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford, who lectured at Institute for Experimental Medicine at Göttingen and Neuroscience Centre in Frankfurt in February 2010.
  • 2009
    • Professor Peter Somogyi FRS
      MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, Oxford, who lectured at Max Planck, Neurophysiology in Frankfurt and Institute of Anatomy in Freiburg in June and July 2009.
  • 2008
    • Professor Robin Lovell-Badge FRS
      Division of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London, who presented his prize lecture in Munich.
      Professor Neupert attended this lecture and presented the prize along with Professor Hofmann.
  • 2007
    • Professor Steve O’Rahilly FRS
      School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, who lectured in Leipzig and Munich. Professor Neupert attended the prize lecture and presented the prize on behalf of the Foundation.
  • 2006
    • Professor Richard Morris
      University of Edinburgh who lectured in Magdeburg and  presented his prize lecture in Munich at the Max Plank Institute early in 2007. Professor Neupert attended this lecture and presented the prize.
  • 2005
    • Professor Geoffrey Smith
      Department of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London,
      who lectured in Würzburg and Freiburg.
  • 2004
    • Dr David Lodge
      Research Advisor, Lilly Research Centre, Surrey, United Kingdom
      , who lectured in Berlin, Magdeburg, Bochum and Frankfurt.
  • 2003
    • Dr Ian Kerr, Cancer Research UK, London Research Laboratories, who lectured at University of Freiburg, University of Essen and at RWTH-Aachen.
  • 2002
    • Professor Stephen Franks, Imperial College Science, Technology and Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London, who lectured at Aachen, Berlin and Dresden.
  • 2001
    • Professor John O'Keefe FRS, University College, London, who lectured at Marburg, Freiburg, Munich and Berlin.
  • 2000
    • Dr J C Smith
      MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London,
      who lectured at Max-Planck-Institut, Göttingen on "Making Mesoderm - Upstream and Downstream of Brachyury" and Tübingen and Freiburg.
  • 1999
    • Professor Kay E Davies
      Dept of Human Anatomy & Genetics, Oxford
      , who lectured at University of Würzburg on "Dystrophin & Utrophin in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" and in Ulm and Berlin.
  • 1998
    • Professor R A Laskey
      Wellcome/CRC Institute, Cambridge
      , who lectured at the University of Heidelberg and in Würzburg and Konstanz.
  • 1997
    • Professor R S J Frackowiak
      Institute of Neurology, London
      , who lectured at the University of Cologne on "Imaging Cognition" and in Jena and Munich.
  • 1996
    • Professor A R Fersht
      Cambridge University Chemical Laboratory
      , who lectured at the Max-Planck Institute, Martinsried on "Pathways of Protein Folding in the Presence of Molecular Chaperones" and in Heidelberg, Munich and Göttingen.
  • 1995
    • Professor D J P Barker
      MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Southampton, who lectured at the University of Marburg and in Giessen and Aachen.
  • 1994
    • Dr T Bliss
      National Institute for Medical Research, London,
      who lectured at the University of Cologne and in Heidelberg and Frankfurt.
  • 1993
    • Dr Alan Hall
      Institute of Cancer Research, London
      , who lectured at the University of Heidelberg and at the University of the Saarland, Homburg on "Signal Transduction Pathways Controlled by Small GTP-binding Proteins".
  • 1992
    • Professor D A Brown
      University College, London
      , who lectured at the Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg and in Munich and Frankfurt on "Some Ion Channels Involved in Nerve Cell Signalling and their Regulation by Neurotransmitters".
  • 1991
    • Professor P Nurse
      University of Oxford,
      who lectured on "Eukaryotic Cell Cycle Control" in Tübingen and Marburg.
  • 1990
    • Dr. D R Trentham
      National Institute for Medical Research, London
      , who lectured at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, on "caged" compounds to study the mechanism of muscular contraction and the Ca2+ mediated processes.
  • 1989
    • Professor M C Raff
      University College, London
      , who lectured in Hamburg on "Cell Diversification in the Mammalian Central Nervous System".
  • 1988
    • Professor T L Blundell
      Birkbeck College, London
      , who lectured on "Protein Structure Computer graphics and the Design of the Novel Molecules in Regensburg".
  • 1987
    • Professor W F H Jarrett
      University of Glasgow
      , who lectured in Heidelberg.
  • 1986
    • Dr J J Skehel
      MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London
      , who lectured on "The Influenza Haemagglutinin" in Giessen.
  • 1985
    • Dr M Berridge
      AFRC Unit of Insect Neurophysiology and Pharmacology, Cambridge
      , who lectured on "The Inositol-1, 4, 5-Triphosphate Diglyceride Second Messenger System" in Frankfurt.
  • 1984
    • Professor D Weatherall
      MRC Molecular Haematology Unit in Oxford
      , who lectured on "The Molecular Basis of some Common Inherited Blood Diseases" at the University of Kiel.
  • 1983
    • Dr S Brenner
      MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
      , who lectured on "The Molecular Genetics of Higher Organisms" at the Institute of Physiological Chemistry, University of Cologne.
  • 1982
    • Dr G K Radda
      Department of Biochemistry, Oxford
      , who lectured on "In vivo Bioenergetics in Animals and Man: a New Approach Through Phosphorus NMR" at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Endocrinology, Hanover.
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