Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Emanuel Merck Lectureship

Emanuel Merck Lectureship

The Emanuel Merck lectureship was founded in 1992 by the University of Darmstadt and our company. With this lecture prize, both partners recognize globally renowned scientists who have made superb contributions to chemical and pharmaceutical research. Quite a few of the awardees were honored with a Nobel Prize.
With the Emanuel Merck lectureship, we want to offer the interested audience from universities, institutes, and companies, detailed insights into the forefront of scientific research in the fields of chemical sciences and pharmaceutical research.
This scientific award contributes to promote the scientific exchange with internationally recognized researchers. Moreover, this distinctive award intensifies our interactions with institutions of scientific excellence, and highlights the importance of science for our society.
With the name of Emanuel Merck (1794-1855) for the lecture series, we want to remember that more than 200 years ago he established many successful international research contacts.
List of previous awardees:

2015Prof. Paul T. AnastasYale University, New Haven
2013Prof. Frances H. ArnoldCalifornia Institute of Technology, Pasadena
2011Prof. Carolyn R. BertozziUniversity of California, Berkeley
2009Prof. Axel UllrichMax-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Martinsried
2007Prof. Sir Harold W. KrotoUniversity of Sussex, Brighton
2005Prof. George M. WhitesidesHarvard University Cambridge
2003Prof. Samuel J. DanishefskyColumbia University, New York
2000Prof. Stuart SchreiberHarvard University, Cambridge
1998Prof. Jean-Pierre ChangeuxInstitut Pasteur, Paris
1996Prof. Manfred EigenMPI Göttingen
1995Prof. Jean-Marie LehnUniversity of Straßburg
1994Prof. Kenneth WadeUniversity of Durham
1993Prof. Albert EschenmoserETH Zürich


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