As part of the first Ernst Jung Symposium, the foundation of the same name awards its prizes for cutting-edge medicine. This year, they go to researchers in the fields of metabolism and natural products research, immunology and neurology. The awards bring with them a total of 540,000 euros, and are among the most highly endowed medical prizes in Europe.
Matthias Tschöp receives the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine for his pioneering contributions to new therapeutics for obesity and diabetes. He shares the prize equally with the Jena-based natural products researcher Prof. Christian Hertweck and accordingly receives 150,000 euros to honour and further promote his work.
About the Jung Foundation for Science and Research:
The Jung Foundation for Science and Research was founded in 1967 by the Hamburg entrepreneur Ernst Jung. Its work aims to advance human medical research, promote new therapies and strengthen Germany as a center of science.
Further information about the Jung-Foundation