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Prizewinners since 1976

Table listing the winners of the Justus Liebig University Giessen Prize since 1976

The JLU Prize is awarded with the kind support of the united Ludoviciana Foundation and the Osann-Beulwitz Foundation. It is now endowed with €5,000 and is usually awarded alternately in the two sections:

1. Law, economics, social sciences, and humanities 
2. Natural sciences and medicine

The following people have received the award since its introduction in 1976:



Topic of the Work


Dr. Andreas Folkers

Fossil Modernity. A Natural History of the Present


Prof. Elie El Agha, Ph.D.

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sven Heiles

Two-Way Conversion between Lipogenic and Myogenic Fibroblastic Phenotypes Marks the Progression and Resolution of Lung Fibrosi

Lipid structures and spatial distributions elucidated by high-performance mass spectrometry


PD Dr. Anna Ladilova

PD Dr. Anja Oesterhelt

Multimodal analysis of the interactive negotiation of integration among Brazilians in Germany

History of the homeland: Its genesis in literature, religion, law, folklore, and education

2020/2 Dr. Benedetto Daniele Giaimo Role of the Notch signaling pathway during angiogenesis and key contributions to genome-wide analyses (RNAseq, ChIPseq)
2019/1 Benjamin de Haas, Ph.D. Individual differences in visual salience vary along semantic dimensions
2018/2 PD Dr. Annaliese Mason Genetics and genomics of Brassica crop species and interspecific hybrids
2017/1 Prof. Dr. Kai Bremer Post scriptum Peter Szondi. Theory and theoretical history of drama since 1956
2016/2 Prof. Dr. Roland Marschall Semiconductor composites: Strategies for enhancing charge carrier separation to improve photocatalyticactivity
2015/1 Prof. Dr. Katja Dörschner-Boyaci For outstanding work in the field of visual perception
2014/2 Prof. Dr. Andreas Römpp Mass spectrometry imaging with high resolution in mass and space
2013/1 Dr. Kirstin Dickhaut Positive image of man and venezianità

Prof. Dr. Philipp Adelhelm


JProf. Roland W. Fleming, PhD

Estimation of 3D shape from image orientations

Prof. Dr. Martin Wrede

Without fear or reproach—for king and fatherland? Early modern high nobility between family honor, knightly ideals, and service to the prince

Dr. Christian Würtele

Selective oxidation of organic substrates with copper complexes

- not awarded -



Dr. habil. Jürgen Weth

Qualitative properties of solutions of semilinear elliptic boundary value problems

Dr. Chrisoph Bieber

Interactive democracy—concepts of public media organization

Dr. Gitta Kutyniok

Geometric properties of irregular wavelet frames
2005/1 Dr. Astrid Erll Collective memory and remembrance cultures

Dr. Hassan Jomaa

Malaria research—development of new drugs to combat malaria

PD Dr. Thomas Gloning

Organization and development of historical vocabularies. Lexicological and exemplary studies on German vocabulary around 1600

Dr. Andrea Judit Olschewski

Local anesthetic effect of ketamine: Studies on the basics of spinal anesthesia

PD Dr. Lothar Schneider

Realist poetics and naturalist criticism. An investigation into the poetics of the symbol and the positioning of art in the second half of the 19th century

PD Dr. Jürgen Hennig


PD Dr. Reimund Schmidt de Caluwe

The validity of unlawful administrative acts—on the criticism of Otto Mayer's doctrine of public law and its transmission in the law of administrative acts

PD Dr. Jürgen Bux

Antibody-induced granulocytopenias
1997/2 Dr. Albert Jeltsch Restriction endonucleases EcoR I and EcoR V

PD Dr. Reinhald Repp

Hepatitis B virus infections in children with malignant diseases

 PD Dr. Michael Mück

Developments and characterization of low noise rf-SQUIDs

PD Dr. Winfried Speitkamp

The administration of history. Monument preservation and the state in Germany from the founding of the empire to the seizure of power

Dr. Johannes H. Hegemann

The Saccharomyces cerevisiae centrometer: new insights into structure and function

Dr. Helmut Grimm

Lipid-mediated immune regulation in an experimental transplantation model


Dr. Andreas Greinacher

Clinic, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapy of heparin-associated thrombocytopenias

- not awarded -


PD Dr. Sigrid Jahns

The Camera College of the Imperial Chamber Court in the constitutional and social system of the old empire
1991/2 PD Dr. Norbert Suttorp Cell biological studies on the pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome in adults (ARDS)
1990/1 PD Dr. Theo Kölzer Forged documents in the Middle Ages
1989/1 Dr. Harald Lachnit Convergent Validation of Information Processing Constructs with Pavlovian Methodology
1988/2 PD Dr. Abdulgabar Salam On pathogenetic mechanisms of immunologically induced hemolysis
1988/2 PD Dr. Jürgen Lohmeyer Characterization of leukocyte differentiation antigens and interaction molecules using monoclonal antibodies: basics and clinical significance of immunophenotyping
1987/2 PD Dr. Horst Rogalla High TC Jesephson Contacts. Preparation and Properties
1987/2 PD Dr. Gerd Meyer Metallothermal reduction of halides and low-temperature syntheses with aluminum halides
1986/1 Dr. Hans-Peter Ullmann Public Debt and Reform Policy—the Breakthrough of Public Debt in the Southern German Rhine Confederation States of Bavaria and Baden 1780 to 1820
1986/1 Dr. Rainer C. Schwinges German University Books from the 14th to the 16th Century—Studies on the Social History of the Old Empire

PD Dr. Reinhard G. Bretzel

Experimental islet transplants and their model character for clinical diabetology
1984/2 PD Dr. Dietrich Schwabe Temperature oscillation due to the Marangoni effect
1983/1 Dr. Hans-Werner Hahn Economic integration in the 19th century
1982/2 Dr. Ralph T. Schwarz Studies on the biosynthesis, structure, and function of glycoproteins using specific inhibitors of glycolization
1981 - not awarded -  
1980/2 Dr. Erich Eigenbrodt The mechanisms of regulation of pyruvate kinase type M2 and their significance for carbohydrate metabolism
1979/2 Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi Elucidation of membrane damage during complement cytolysis
1978/2 Dr. Martin Jansen A new contribution to the knowledge of binary and ternary oxides
1978/2 Dr. Dieter Enders New methods for selective C-C linkage
1977/1 Dr. F. Wenisch Specific English vocabulary in the Northumbrian interlinear glosses of the Gospel of Luke
1976/2 Dr. Willem Flameng The pathophysiology of regional myocardial perfusion