Hector RCD Awardee Leif S. Ludwig will receive the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for young researchers
Biochemist and physician Leif S. Ludwig from the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité and the Max Delbrück Center will receive the 2023 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers. He is a member of the Hector Fellow Academy since 2020, when he recieved the Hector Research Career Development Award. Ludwig has developed a method that can analyse the lifelong regeneration of cells in human blood in a way that is up to 1,000 times quicker, more reliable and less expensive than has previously been possible. In so doing, he is enabling medicine to determine for the first time and with reasonable effort the activity of single blood stem cells in humans.
The Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Early Career Award, first awarded in 2006, is presented once a year by the Paul Ehrlich Foundation to a young scientist working in Germany for outstanding achievements in biomedical research. The prize money of €60,000 must be used for research-related purposes. The prize will be awarded to Leif S. Ludwig by the Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Paul Ehrlich Foundation on March 14, 2023 in Frankfurt’s Paulskirche.