It honours researchers who made significant scientific contributions in their fields and whose work in the future expects to yield pathbreaking findings.

The prize is endowed with 2.5 million euros - one of the highest prize moneys worldwide.

Overview of the previous award winners in their fields of research:

The Else Kröner Fresenius Prize for Medical Research was presented for the first time in 2013 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Else Kröner’s death. Since then, it has been awarded regularly.

The announcement of the prizewinner for 2020, who has been honored for his work in the field of “Genome Editing and Gene Therapy”, was made digitally on June 4, 2020. Read our press release here.

Due to the impact of the Corona pandemic, the next award ceremony will take place in 2023. Preparations for this will begin in 2022 with the selection of the next research field and the call for nominations in summer.

If you have any questions on this, please contact us.

Portrait Dr. Alexander Lehmann
Dr. Alexander Lehmann
Scientific Funding: Graduate and Research Schools and International Research Prize