Johann Anton Merck Award
About the award
Johann Anton Merck (1756-1805) was pharmacist of the family pharmacy in the fifth generation. He combined work in the pharmacy with scientific research, published in scientific journals and was characterized by curiosity, a passion for innovative concepts, and a strive to build global collaboration networks. He created the spirit that enabled the success of his son Heinrich Emanuel Merck who then established the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany pharmaceutical and chemical factory.
The Johann Anton Merck award is a prestigious annual achievement award for outstanding scientific preclinical research accomplishments in the strategic focus areas of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany's Healthcare business. The award is an achievement award given out annually and comes with a €30,000 prize.
This award program is not open to HCPs.
Recent prize winners
|2022||Stephen Jackson||University of Cambridge||Translation of fundamental biological research towards new medicines|
|2021||Burkhard Becher||University of Zurich||Immune mechanisms driving neurodegeneration in Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer disease|
|2020||Caroline Dive||Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute||Liquid biopsies for circulating cancer cells|