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Excellent Research Awards

ERC Grants

The European Research Council (ERC) funds excellent, high-risk basic research with up to €1,5 million (Starting Grant) or up to €10 million (Synergy Grant). Researchers of all nationalities can apply to conduct their research projects in Europe.

Starting Grant of the ERC

Dr. Jane Reznick

CECAD (2021)
METAMOLE - Learning from naked mole-rats how to prevent ischaemic heart disease

Consolidator Grant of the ERC

Prof. Dr. Christian Frezza

CECAD (2019)
ONCOFUM - Integrating the tissue-specificity and chronology of hereditary renal cancer predisposition

ERC Synergy Grant

Prof. Dr. Björn Schumacher

CECAD (2023)

Alexander von Humboldt Professorships

With five million euros, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is the most highly endowed research award in Germany and attracts top international researchers to German universities.

Prof. Dr. Christian Frezza

University of Cambridge, UK, Metabolomics (2021)

Prof. Dr. Henning Walczak

University College London, Cancer Biology (2019)

Leibniz Award Winners

The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is one of the most important research awards in Germany. The award is endowed with up to 2,5 million euros.

Prof. Dr. Jens Claus Brüning

Polyclinic for Endocrinology, Diabetology and Preventive Medicine

Prof. Dr. Martin Krönke

Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene