Heinrich Wieland Prize

The Heinrich Wieland Prize is awarded annually by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for outstanding research on biologically active molecules and systems in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry and physiology as well as their clinical importance.

In 1963, the Margarine Institute established the Heinrich Wieland Prize to support research in the field of lipids. In 2000, the Margarine Institute ended its sponsorship of the Prize and the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim became the new sponsor. In 2011, the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation took over the prize.

The awardee is selected by a scientific board of trustees. The prize is named after the Nobel Prize Laureate in chemistry Professor Heinrich Wieland (1877-1957), one of the leading lipid chemists of the first half of the 20th century. To mark its 50th anniversary in 2014, the prize money was raised to 100,000 euros.

Four of its awardees have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize: Michael S. Brown and Joseph L. Goldstein (1974), Bengt Samuelsson (1981) and James E. Rothman 1990.

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Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation

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  1. ^ "Director of the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK - Heinrich Wieland Prize 2009 for outstanding achievements in the synthesis of key natural products". heinrich-wieland-prize.de. Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Professor Nenad Ban, PhD - Institute of Molecular Biology & Biophysics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland Heinrich Wieland Prize 2010 for his definition of the molecular architecture of fatty acid synthase multi-enzymes". heinrich-wieland-prize.de. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Proteins: It all depends on a correct folding plan - The protein researcher Franz-Ulrich Hartl will be awarded the Heinrich Wieland Prize 2011". biochem.mpg.de. Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Carolyn R. Bertozzi - Honors and Awards". cchem.berkeley.edu. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Heinrich Wieland Prize 2013 goes to Epigenetics Pioneer Tony Kouzarides". Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  6. ^ Laureate 2017

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