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 to four researchers.

In 2025, the Prize will be awarded for outstanding scientific contributions to the field of “RNA-based therapies”. The deadline for nominations is August 28, 2024. For more information please visit 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