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Mendel Medal

The Leopoldina awards this medal for pioneering achievements in the fields of genetics and general or molecular biology. The Academy Senate decided to institute the medal in 1965 to honour the natural scientist and “father of genetics” Gregor Mendel (1822-1884). Max Delbrück, one of the founders of molecular biology, was the first person to win the award in 1967.

Year Laureate City Discipline
2015 Detlef Weigel (born 1961) Tübingen Molekularbiologie
2013 Nicholas H. Barton (born 1955) Klosterneuburg Genetik
2011 Regine Kahmann (born 1948) Marburg Genetik/Molekularbiologie
2009 Heinz Saedler (born 1941) Cologne Pflanzliche Molekularbiologie
2007 August Böck (born 1937) Munich Biochemie/Molekularbiologie
2005 Rolf Knippers (born 1936) Konstanz Genetik
2003 Peter Propping (1942 - 2016) Bonn Humangenetik und Molekulare Medizin
2001 Konrad Sandhoff (born 1939) Bonn Humangenetik und Molekulare Medizin
1999 Herbert Jäckle (born 1949) Göttingen Genetik
1997 Walter J. Gehring (1939 - 2014) Basel Molekularbiologie/Genetik
1995 Diter H. von Wettstein (born 1929) Kopenhagen Molekularbiologie
1993 Dieter Oesterhelt (born 1940) Martinsried Biochemie/Biophysik
1991 Masahiro Sugiura (born 1936) Nagoya Molekulargenetik
1989 Andrei D. Mirzabekov (1937 - 2003) Moskau Molekularbiologie
1987 Jane Goodall (born 1934) Daressalam Allg. Biologie
1985 Jozef Schell (1935 - 2003) Cologne Landbauwissenschaften
1983 Dietrich Starck (1908 - 2001) Frankfurt (M.) Anatomie
1980 Ernst Mayr (1904 - 2005) Cambridge (USA) Zoologie
1977 H. Günter Wittmann (1927 - 1990) Berlin Biochemie/Biophysik
1975 Curt Stern (1902 - 1981) Berkeley Allg. Biologie
1973 Erwin Chargaff (1905 - 2002) New York Biochemie/Biophysik
1970 Sydney Brenner (born 1927) Cambridge (GB) Allg. Biologie
1970 Nikolaj V. Timofeev-Resovskij (1900 - 1981) Obninsk Allg. Biologie
1967 Max Delbrück (1906 - 1981) Pasadena Allg. Biologie

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