Previous Prizewinners

2016: Hans Clevers

“Instead of subjecting a bowel cancer patient to non-specific chemotherapy, we can give him a drug that has proven particularly effective on his laboratory-tested tumour organoids.” (Nicola Spaldin) Hans Clevers, Körber Prizewinner 2016 continue

2015: Nicola Spaldin

“In our research, we want to create material that has both good magnetic and good ferroelectric properties.” (Nicola Spaldin) Nicola Spaldin, Körber Prizewinner 2015 continue

2014: May-Britt and Edvard Moser

“A human remembers not only cognitive maps, memories of daily events are always saved together with information about the location where they took place.” (May-Britt Moser) May-Britt and Edvard Moser, Körber Prizewinner 2014, Nobel Prize 2014 continue

2013: Immanuel Bloch

“We want to understand how matter works at the quantum level, thereby allowing us to produce undreamt-of material, for example one that conducts electricity frictionlessly without loss.” Immanuel Bloch, Körber Prizewinner 2013 continue

2012: Matthias Mann

“The decoding of the human proteome will in the future be classified as a milestone in human biology.” Matthias Mann, Körber Prizewinner 2012 continue

2011: Stefan Hell

“Essentially, everything in optical microscopy already seemed to have been understood since the 19th century. But I simply enjoyed re-examining things once again from scratch.” Stefan Hell, Körber Prizewinner 2011, Nobelpreis 2014 continue

2010: Jiří Friml

“When we have understood the mechanisms in plants, we can transfer some of this knowledge to human cells. Many fundamental mechanisms were originally discovered in plants.” Jiří Friml, Körber Prizewinner 2010 continue

2009: Andre Geim

“We´ve never known materials like this before, in fact, it was assumed that they couldn´t exist.” Andre Geim, Körber Prizewinner 2009, Nobel Prize 2010 continue

2008: Maria Blasco

“Age and Death: I am interested in the big questions, also in research.” Maria Blasco, Körber Prizewinner 2008 continue

2007: Peter Seeberger

“I believe sugar research will explode in the next few years, just as genetics did in the 1970s.” Peter Seeberger, Körber Prizewinner 2007 continue

2006: Ulrich Hartl

“I am getting more and more confident that the next 5 to 10 years will see significant progress in the treatment of neurodegenrative diseases.” Ulrich Hartl, Körber Prizewinner 2006 continue

2005: Philip Russell

“It was only natural for me to combine the two things that I knew so much about.” Philip Russell, Körber Prizewinner 2005 continue

Prizewinners until 2004

Information about the prizewinners until 2004 continue