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Awards & Distinctions

CMFI researchers have been recognized and honored for their scientific achievements. On this page we provide an overview.

Awards & Distinctions

Evi Stegmann & Wolfgang Wohlleben 2023 Winner Science2Start Competition
Khaled Selim 2023 FEMS Outstanding Early Career Microbiologist Award
Paolo Stincone 2023 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship
Hans-Georg Rammensee 2023 CIMT Lifetime Achievement Award
Lars Angenent 2022 Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft
Harald Groß 2022 PHOENIX Pharmazie Wissenschaftspreis, category Pharmaceutical Biology
Khaled Selim 2022 Nikon PostDoc Award
Andreas Peschel 2022 Emil von Behring Prize Philipps-University Marburg
Detlef Weigel 2021 Stephen Hales Prize of the American Society of Plant Biologists
Simon Heilbronner 2021 Förderpreis of the DGHM (German Society for Hygiene and Mikrobiology)
Karl Forchhammer 2020 BioRegio Innovationspreis
Detlef Weigel 2020 Novozymes Prize of the Novo Nordisk Foundation
Hans-Georg Rammensee 2020 Landesforschungspreis Baden-Württemberg
Ruth Ley 2020 Otto-Bayer Award
Detlef Weigel 2019 Barbara McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies
Monika Schütz 2019 DGHM-Förderpreis
Lisa Maier 2018 Robert Koch Postdoctoral Award for Microbiology
Andreas Kappler 2019 Terry Beveridge Award (Geobiology Society)
Klaus Brilisauer 2019 1. Preis, Science2Start Ideenwettbewerb (BioRegio STERN)

ERC Grants

Lukas Mager 2023 ERC Starting Grant for project "Systematic Triangulation of Pathobiont-Host-Interactions"
Lisa Maier 2022 ERC Starting Grant for project "gutMAP"
Detlef Weigel 2021 ERC Synergy Grant for project "PATOCOM: Understanding and Predicting PATHOgens COMunities"
Christoph Ratzke 2020 ERC Starting Grant for project "BugDrug – Bugs as Drugs: Understanding Microbial Interaction Networks to Prevent and Treat Infections"


Detlef Weigel 2023 Honorary doctorate, University of Helsinki
Andreas Kappler 2023 Geochemistry Fellow of the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry
Lars Angenent 2022 ISMET Fellow
Hans-Georg Rammensee 2022 Member of German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
Andreas Peschel 2022 Member of German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
Urban Wiesing 2022 Fellow, Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study
Andreas Kappler 2022 Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
Andreas Kappler 2022 Fellow of the American Society of Microbiology
Friedrich Götz 2020 Advisory Board Member: The Physics of Anti-Microbial Resistance, UK – EPSRC
Andreas Peschel 2020 Member of the executive board, German Centre for Infection Research
Ruth Ley 2020 Member of the Scientific Council of the Pasteur Institute
Ruth Ley 2020 Member of German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
Detlef Weigel 2019 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Early Career Awards

Simone Edenhart 2022 Dissertationspreis, Südwestmetall-Förderpreis
Moritz Koch 2021 1. Prize Matariki Thesis Contest
Moritz Koch 2021 2. Prize, German Thesis Award 2020/21, Körber-Foundation
Moritz Koch 2021 VAAM PhD-Award
Davina Höll 2021 1. Prize German Thesis Award 2020/21, Körber Foundation
Davina Höll 2021 Dissertationspreis of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz