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Robert Koch
Robert Koch (1843 - 1910) is one of the most important infection researchers of all time. His work serves as a guideline for our work.

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Receiving the Robert Koch Award yields a lot of important international recognition for one’s work.

Tasuku Honjo
Robert Koch Award 2012,
Nobel Prize for Medicine 2018

Being honoured by the Foundation serves simultaneously as recognition for the teams behind the award winners.

Petra Gastmeier
Award for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention 2015

For me and my field, recognition of our work by the Robert Koch Award highlighted the importance of basic research.

Charles M. Rice
Robert Koch Award 2015

It is sometimes difficult to communicate research results to the public. The Robert Koch Award has enabled us to make the new therapy for chronic hepatitis C better known.

Ralf Bartenschlager
Robert Koch Award 2015

The Robert Koch award is one of the top prizes internationally. Receiving it tells you that your science is really cutting edge – and this is very motivating for future work.

Pascale Cossart
Robert Koch Award 2007

The battle against microbial pathogens has not been won and that infectious diseases remain, and will continue to remain, a major challenge for society at large.

Jorge Galán
Robert Koch Award 2011

For me as a young researcher, the award was a great honour; and meeting some of the leading minds in science was enormously inspiring.

Gülşah Gabriel
Advancement Award of the City of Clausthal-Zellerfeld 2012

About the foundation

Support in the fight against infectious diseases and other major epidemics

The Foundation has been awarding the Robert Koch Prize since 1960 for extraordinary scientific discoveries in Robert Koch's fields of work, especially in basic research in infectiology and immunology.read more
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Who we are

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Board of Directors

Chairman Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Plischke

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Scientific Advisory Council

Prof. Dr. Andreas Radbruch, Scientific Director

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Honorary Members

Dr. Walter Wenninger

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History

Over 100 years of the Robert Koch Foundation