Awards

The Foundation awards each year a number of prestigious scientific awards: the Robert Koch Award, one of the highest-ranking scientific awards in Germany, the Robert Koch Gold Medal, three awards for young scientists and, since 2013, the Prize for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention.

Robert Koch award winners enjoy high international acclaim. This is undoubtedly because, since 1975, eleven prizewinners have subsequently been awarded a Nobel Prize.


Harald zur Hausen Robert Koch Award
1975
Nobel Prize for Medicine
2008
Jean Dausset Robert Koch Award
1977
Nobel Prize for Medicine
1980
César Milstein Robert Koch Award
1980
Nobel Prize for Medicine
1984
Susumu Tonegawa Robert Koch Award
1986
Nobel Prize for Medicine
1987
Ernst Ruska Robert Koch Gold Medal
1986
Nobel Prize for Physics
1986
Kary B. Mullis Robert Koch Award
1992
Nobel Prize for Chemistry
1993
Ralph M. Steinman Robert Koch Award
1999
Nobel Prize for Medicine
2011
Bruce A. Beutler Robert Koch Award
2004
Nobel Prize for Medicine
2011
Jules A. Hoffmann Robert Koch Award
2004
Nobel Prize for Medicine
2011
Shinya Yamanaka Robert Koch Award
2008
Nobel Prize for Medicine
2012
Satoshi Omura Robert Koch Gold Medal
1997
Nobel Prize for Medicine
2015