German Diabetes Association (DDG) Honors DZD Researchers

At this year's Diabetes Congress (May 8-11) in Berlin, the German Diabetes Association (DDG) awarded prizes to numerous scientists and researchers from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) for their successful research and long-standing commitment. In addition, several projects by DZD researchers will be funded in the future.


The DDG's highest award - the Paul Langerhans Medal - went to Prof. Dr. med. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler. The type 1 diabetes researcher is Director of the Institute of Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Munich and a scientist at the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD). She receives the award for her life's work. (Further information)

The Werner Creutzfeldt Prize was awarded to DZD researcher Prof. Dr. Robert Wagner. He received the prize for his outstanding achievements in the field of research into the pathogenesis of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Prof. Wagner heads the Clinical Study Center working group at the DZD partner German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf.  (Further information)

Further prizes, awards and funding for DZD researchers:

  • Silvia King Prize, Martin Schön (DDZ)
  • Ernst Friederich Pfeiffer Prize, Joachim Rosenbauer (DDZ)
  • DDG Promotion Prize, Kilian Rüther (DIfE)
  • DDG Young Investigator Award, Thomas Ebert (Leipzig)
  • Hellmut Otto Medal of the DDG, Stefan Bornstein (PLID)
  • Hagedorn Project Funding, Zoltan Kender (associated DZD partner, Heidelberg)
  • Mehnert Project Funding, Thilo Speckmann (DIfE)