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14. March 2023
Leif S. Ludwig is awarded the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize

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.