The German Society for Immunology e.V. (DGfI) bi-annually awards the
Hans-Hench Thesis Prize for Clinical Immunology
to one of its members. The prize is awarded for the best dissertation on the subject of rheumatology (inflammation, autoimmune diseases, immune deficiencies), that was successfully completed in the German-speaking countries during one of the previous two calendar years (as determined by the date of the oral exam). The prize carries a prize money of 2,000 Euro.
The prize is named after Hans Hench, engineer and entrepreneur from Inzlingen. In 1988 he founded the Hans-Hench-Stiftung. The foundation aims to support PhD students, graduate students, medical doctors and therapists working in research and development of rheumatology.
The prize is donated by the foundation ‘Hans-Hench-Stiftung zur Förderung der Rheumatologie, Stiftung des bürgerliches Rechtes, Sitz: 79110 Freiburg/Breisgau‘.
The application deadline is January 31, 2023.
Please apply with the following documents:
1. Cover letter incl. CV and publication list
3. Summary of the most important findings (1 page max.)
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.
Send all documents combined into one single PDF (max. 10MB) to:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Immunologie e.V.
10117 Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Stephan Ehl, Freiburg
Previous prize winners:
Tanja Heller, Hannover
Alla Skapenko, Erlangen
Stephanie Krützmann, Freiburg
Julia Skokowa, Hannover
Anne Schaefer, Berlin/New York (USA)
Stefan Heinen, Jena
Georg Bohn, Hannover
Richard Taubert, Heidelberg/Hannover
Kirsten Neubert, Erlangen
Kai Kessenbrock, University of California (USA)
Henrik Mei, Berlin
Lucas Kimmig, Philadelphia (USA)
Paula Romer Roche, Würzburg
Fabian Hauck, München
Inessa Schwab, Erlangen
Katharina Gerlach, Erlangen
Annika Reinhardt, Hannover
Isabelle Serr, München
Stephan Culemann, Gera