Prize Winners since 1952

2022

Katalin Karikó, Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin

Achievements in the development of messenger RNA (mRNA)


2021

Michael R. Silverman and Bonnie L. Bassler

Discoveries in the field of interbacterial communication


2019

Arthur L. Horwich and Franz Ulrich Hartl

Elucidation of protein folding in vivo

2017

Patrick Moore and 
Yuan Chang

Discoveries in the field of tumor viruses


2016

Jennifer Doudna and 
Emmanuelle Charpentier

Development of a method for genome editing


2015

Carl H. June and 
James P. Allison 

Development of cancer immune therapies


2009

Elizabeth H. Blackburn and Carol Greider

Discovery of telomerase and its role in aging

2006

Craig C. Mello and Andrew Z. Fire 

Discovery of RNA interference

2003

Peter G. Schultz and Richard A. Lerner

Development of catalytic antibodies


1998

David Lane, Arnold Levine and Bert Vogelstein

Discovery of the tumor suppressor gene p53


1997

Barry J. Marshall and John Robin Warren

Discovery of the bacterium helicobacter pyloriHelicobacter pylori

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2005



1996

Pamela J. Bjorkman, Hans-Georg Rammensee and Jack L. Strominger

Research into the "immune system's presentation plate" (MHC)



1994

Peter Howley und Harald zur Hausen

Research on papillomaviruses and their oncogenic potential

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008



1993

Philippa Marrack, John W. Kappler und Harald von Boehmer

Research on the development and function of T cells

1992

Manfred Eigen

Groundbreaking work on biological evolution

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1967



1991

Rino Rappuoli und Michio Ui

Research and development of a pertussis vaccine

1990

R. John Collier und A.M. Pappenheimer Jr.

Research on bacterial toxins, in particular diphtheria and anthrax

1989

Stuart A. AaronsonRussell F. Doolittle und Thomas Graf

Discoveries in the field of oncogenes and growth factors


1988

Peter K. Vogt

Fundamental work in the field of retroviruses and oncogenes


1987

Jean F. Borel, Hugh O. McDevitt und Felix Milgrom

Outstanding research on autoimmunity


1986

Abner L. Notkins


Research into autoimmune diseases, in particular type 1 diabetes



1985

Ernest Bueding, Louis H. Miller und Ruth Sonntag Nussenzweig

Studies on malaria and schistosomiasis


1984

Piet Borst und George A.M. Cros

Studies on the pathogen of sleeping sickness

1983

Michael Potter, Peter C. Doherty und Rolf M. Zinkernagel

Elucidation of the specificity of the cellular immune response

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1996



1982

Niels Jerne

Groundbreaking theories on the functioning of the immune system


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1984



1981

Stanley Falkow, Susumu Mitsuhashi

Research on bacterial resistance


1980

Tomoichiro Akiba und Hamao Umezawa

Outstanding achievements in the field of clinical bacteriology


1979

Arnold Graffi, Otto Mühlbock und Wallace P. Rowe

Contributions to research on tumor viruses


1978

Ludwik Gross und Werner Schäfer

Significant discoveries in the field of tumor virology


1977

Torbjörn Caspersson und John Bertrand Gurdon

Excellent achievements in the field of cell biology


The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012



1976

Georges Barski und Boris Ephrussi

Pioneering work in the fields of embryology and genetics

1975

George B. Mackaness, Nicholas Avrion Mitchison und Morten Simonsen

Contributions to microbiology and immunology


1974

James L. Gowans und Jacques Miller

Discoveries about the role of lymphocytes in the immune response


1973

Anthony Epstein, Kimishige Ishizaka und Dennis H. Wright

Contributions to tumor virology and immunology


1972

Denis P. Burkitt und Jan Waldenström

First description of certain tumors of lymphatic tissue


1971

Albert Claude, Keith R. Porter und Fritiof Sjöstrand

Cell biological discoveries empowered by electron microscopy





1970

Ernst Ruska und Helmut Ruska

Invention of electron microscopy

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1986



1969

Hiroshi Nikaido, Anne-Marie Staub und Winifred M. Watkins

Contributions to bacteriology, immunology, and serology


1968

Walter T. J. Morgan und Otto Westphal

Fundamental work in the field of immunochemistry and tumor biology


1966

Francis Peyton Rous

Pioneering work in the field of tumor virology

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1966



1965

(Prize for Young Researchers )

Otto LüderitzLéon Le MinorIda ØrskovFrits Ørskov und Bruce A. D. Stocker

Work in the field of microbiology


1964

Fritz Kauffmann

Outstanding achievements in the field of medical microbiology


1963

(Prize for Young Researchers )

Helmut Holzer, Lothar Jaenicke, Detlev Kayser und Tullio Terranova

Work on enzymology and on the biochemistry of cancer cells


1962

Otto Warburg

Fundamental insights into cell metabolism

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1931



1961

(Prize for Young Researchers )

Albert H. Coons, Günther Heymann, Örjan E. Ouchterlony und Jacques Oudin

Work in the field of immunodiagnostics


1960

Felix Haurowitz

Significant work on proteins and antibodies


1958

Richard Kuhn

Outstanding work in the field of vitamins and enzymes

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1938



1953

Adolf Butenandt

Structural elucidation of sex hormones

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939



1952

Gerhard Eißner und Wolf-H. Wagner

Development of vaccines and drugs


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