Alexander W. Friedrich

Robert Koch Award for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention 2019
Clausthal-Zellerfeld Prize 2010

Professor Alexander W. Friedrich, head of the Department of Medical Microbiology
and Infection Prevention at the University Medical Center in Groningen
(Netherlands) will be awarded the 2019 Robert Koch Foundation Award for Hospital
Hygiene and Infection Prevention for his groundbreaking achievements in establishing
prevention networks to fight multiresistant pathogens. “With Professor Alexander
W. Friedrich, we are honoring an outstanding scientist who is particularly keen
to promote international cooperation. His work has made a key contribution towards
minimizing healthcare-associated infections and establishing new prevention
concepts,” explained Jörg Hacker, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council of the
Robert Koch Foundation and President of the German academy of natural scientists,
the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der