Manfred Eigen Award Lecture

Manfred Eigen Award Lecture

The Manfred Eigen Award Lecture series was established in recognition of the founder of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and our first Nobel Laureate Manfred Eigen (1927-2019). It was his vision to create an institute where basic biological questions are explored by scientists of all natural science disciplines. With the foundation of the MPI-BPC in 1971 this vision became sustained reality.

With the Manfred Eigen Award Lecture we annually honor an excellent researcher working in the scientific field of Manfred Eigen or in a related area of research. The prize is endowed with 10,000 Euros and associated with awarding of a medal.

All interested are welcome!


Judith Frydman
Molecular origami: Protein folding and misfolding in health and disease
Stanford University (US)
June 16, 2023 more

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Frances H. Arnold
Innovation by evolution: Bringing new chemistry to life
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (US)
December 12, 2022 more
Thomas R. Cech
Curious in the nucleus: Cryo-EM of a telomeric complex and RNA as a regulator of epigenetic silencing
Department of Biochemistry, BioFrontiers Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Colorado, USA
October 19, 2021 more
Michael Rosbash
Circadian regulation, gene expression and the fly brain
Department of Biology, Brandeis University USA, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
November 26, 2019 more
Peter Schuster
Bridging from chemistry to life sciences - evolution seen with the glasses of a physicist
University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria)
May 9, 2018 more
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