Future Insight Prize 2019

Stimulating scientific and technological progress in the areas of health, nutrition, and energy. The Future Insight Prize builds a network of innovators to enable the dreams for a better tomorrow.


Future Insight Prize: € 1 Million Research Grant Awarded for the First Time

  • Pardis Sabeti of Harvard University and the Broad Institute recognized for identifying innovative genetic technologies for detection and therapy of infectious diseases
  • James Crowe of Vanderbilt University Medical Center recognized for uncovering mechanisms necessary for therapeutics and vaccines
  • New research grant awarded in the category of a “Pandemic Protector” dream product

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany awarded a grant known as the Future Insight Prize for the first time. Pardis Sabeti, Harvard University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and James Crowe, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, were recognized today for their scientific work which could lay the foundation for later realization of the visionary dream product “Pandemic Protector”. A € 1 million research grant will be divided equally between the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Broad Institute to further their innovative research.

With this Award, we aim to stimulate groundbreaking science and innovative development of key products or technologies, to bring meaningful visions to life for the benefit of humanity."

Stefan Oschmann

Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Future Insight Prize: € 1 Million Research Grant Awarded for the First Time

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today awarded a grant known as the Future Insight Prize for the first time.

2019/07/09

Robert Both

Manager Media Relations

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