The German Society for Immunology annually awards the Herbert-Fischer Prize for Neuroimmunology to one of its members. It is awarded to doctoral students and junior postdocs (up to 4 years after completion of their thesis) for their achievements in the field of neuroimmunology. Research must have been carried out in a German-speaking country. Self-nomination and nomination by others is possible. The prize carries a prize money of 1,500 Euro.
The prize is named after the former director (1964-1981) of the Max-Planck-Institute for Immunobiology. Herbert Fischer was a pioneer in the area of systems immunology. He recognized the importance of the cellular environment on the immune response and was particularly interested in the interaction between macrophages and lymphocytes, which he elucidated by using innovative techniques such as chemiluminescence and microcinematography.
Donor of this prize is the Rosa Laura and Hartmut Wekerle Foundation.
The application deadline is January 31, 2022.
Please apply with the following documents:
1. Cover letter
3. Publication list with reprints of the most important publications
4. Letter of support by the academic supervisor
5. All documents must be submitted in English.
6. The applicant must be member of the DGfI at the time of application.
Please send all documents combined into one single PDF (max. 10MB) to:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Immunologie e.V.
10117 Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Ari Waisman, Mainz
Previous prize winners:
Katrin Kierdorf, Freiburg
Johannes vom Berg, Zürich (Schweiz)
Tilman Schneider-Hohendorf, Münster
Julia Bruttger, Mainz
Anne Buttgereit, Zürich (Schweiz)
Susann Eichler, Münster
Theresa Bunse, Heidelberg
Beatrice Wasser, Mainz
Lukas Amann, Freiburg