08.01.2015

The Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine 2015 goes to Emmanuelle Charpentier

The prize is valued at € 300,000 and will be presented in Hamburg on 8 May 2015. The Humboldt Professor is the co-discoverer of the gene editing technology “CRISPR-Cas9”, which makes it possible to modify genes of human cells in a targeted ...  more

10.11.2014

Emmanuelle Charpentier is a recipient of one of the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences

for harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes, with wide-ranging implications across biology and medicine.

Emmanuelle Charpentier is considered one of the most innovative ...  more

23.10.2014

Coming to Germany with an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Top international researchers for Germany’s best-endowed research award / Wanka: “Award-winners reflect the diversity of research”

A museologist and a specialist in Ancient Near Eastern History from Great Britain and a mathematician from France have been selected for Germany’s best-endowed international research award, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. Each award comes with up to five million euros in funding. The ...  more

12.09.2014

Decision regarding the awarding of an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship to Professor Dr Jens Förster will be taken in April 2015

The Selection Committee of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation voted in April 2013 to award an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship to the psychologist Professor Dr Jens Förster from the University of Amsterdam. Professor Förster was nominated by the Ruhr Universität Bochum and was supposed to ...  more

25.06.2014

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Dr. Paul Janssen Award For Biomedical Research

The molecular biologist is honoured for the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 technology.

Emmanuelle Charpentier is considered one of the most innovative ...  more

28.05.2014

For the first time ever, all Humboldt Professorships go to women

The first award winners for 2015 announced: The Humboldt Professorship goes to women researchers from France and the USA.

Women are gaining ground when competing for Germany’s best-endowed research award, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. Of the ten nominees taking part in the first selection round for the 2015 award winners, only women were chosen. The literary scholar Elisabeth Décultot from France, the ...  more

08.05.2014

International research stars are coming to Germany

Research Minister Wanka and Humboldt Foundation President Schwarz confer Alexander von Humboldt Professorships

Six researchers from abroad were awarded Alexander von Humboldt Professorships Thursday evening in Berlin. Research Minister Johanna Wanka and the president of the Humboldt Foundation, Helmut Schwarz, presented Germany’s best-endowed research award to Giuseppe Caire, Emmanuelle Charpentier, ...  more

02.05.2014

Award ceremony for the Alexander von Humboldt Professorships

Six award winners will each receive up to five million EUR and soon conduct research in Berlin, Halle, Hanover, Mainz, Osnabruck and Stuttgart.

On 8 May, Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka and Helmut Schwarz, president of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, will confer the Alexander von Humboldt Professorships in Berlin. The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is Germany’s best-endowed research award. The ...  more

30.04.2014

Statement regarding the charge of scientific misconduct on the part of Professor Dr Jens Förster

In a decision issued on 22 April 2014, the University of Amsterdam raised the charge of scientific misconduct against Professor Dr Jens Förster, after, to the Foundation’s knowledge, earlier proceedings regarding the same matter did not ascertain any misconduct. In keeping with its rules of good ...  more

09.04.2014

Five million euros for foreign researchers: an offer you can’t refuse (almost)

Thanks to the Humboldt Professorship, Germany has been attracting international research stars since 2009. A review of the first years.

Endowed with up to five million euros, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is the most valuable research award in Germany. It enables Germany universities to recruit and retain top international talents from abroad on a longer-term basis. To date, 41 researchers have been advancing their ...  more