Short biography of Professor Anthony Cerami
Antony Cerami (77) studied biochemistry at Rutgers University and received his PhD from Rockefeller University. Cerami was Professor at Rockefeller University for 20 years and also Dean of Graduate and Post Graduate Studies. He later established the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Cerami is the recipient of three honorary doctorates and is involved in a number of companies. He has more than 150 US patents and their international counterparts. He sat on the editorial board of various scientific publications during his career. Cerami has received numerous awards including the Luft Award in Diabetes and the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also an Honorary Member of American Society for Clinical Investigation and Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Short biography of Professor David Wallach
David Wallach (72) studied biology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he also received his PhD. He was then a postdoc at the NIH in Bethesda. Wallach joined the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot in 1977 where he has held various positions, including that of full professor since 1995. He has received a number of prizes for his scientific work, including the Outstanding Achievement Award from the International Cell Death Society, the Merck-Serono Prize, the EMET Prize in Life Sciences/Biotechnology of the A.M.N. Foundation, the Teva Founders Prize, and the Rappaport Prize in Biomedical Sciences. Wallach was president of the International Cytokine Society and one of the founders and co-organizers of the series of international TNF Conferences held every two years. He sits on various editorial boards and established an international organization devoted to the cultural heritage of the millions of Jews that lived in Galicia and Bukovina. He is currently the Chairman of this organization.
The Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize
The Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize is traditionally awarded on Paul Ehrlich’s birthday, March 14, in the Paulskirche, Frankfurt. It honors scientists who have made significant contributions in Paul Ehrlich’s field of research, in particular immunology, cancer research, microbiology, and chemotherapy. The Prize, which has been awarded since 1952, is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Health, the German association of research-based pharmaceutical company vfa e.V. and specially earmarked donations from the following companies, foundations and organizations: Christa Verhein Stiftung, Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG, Biotest AG, Hans und Wolfgang Schleussner-Stiftung, Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, F. Hoffmann-LaRoche Ltd., Grünenthal Group, Janssen-Cilag GmbH, Merck Financial Services GmbH, Bayer AG, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Abbie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Goethe Universität und die Rittershaus Rechtsanwälte Partnergesellschaft mbH. The prizewinner is selected by the Scientific Council of the Paul Ehrlich Foundation.
The Paul Ehrlich Foundation
The Paul Ehrlich Foundation is a legally dependent foundation which is managed in a fiduciary capacity by the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Goethe University, Frankfurt. The Honorary Chairman of the Foundation, which was established by Hedwig Ehrlich in 1929, is Professor Dr. Peter Strohschneider, president of the German Research Foundation, who also appoints the elected members of the Scientific Council and the Board of Trustees. The Chairman of the Scientific Council is Professor Thomas Boehm, Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, the Chair of the Board of Trustees is Professor Dr. Jochen Maas, Head of Research and Development and Member of the Management Board, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH. Professor Wilhelm Bender, in his function as Chair of the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Goethe University, is Member of the Scientific Council. The President of the Goethe University is at the same time a member of the Board of Trustees.