Robert Koch Medal

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The Robert Koch Gold Medal (or Robert Koch Medal for short) is the award that the Robert Koch Foundation has been awarding mostly annually since 1974 for the outstanding life's work of medical researchers in the field of infectious diseases , immunology and microbiology .

"This is the highest award for research in the field of infectious diseases ."

- Hans-Dieter Klenk : Faster and better vaccines (pja / dpa, Der Tagesspiegel April 26, 2006, accessed on February 24, 2011)

It should not be confused with the Foundation's Robert Koch Prize .

Award winners

The list of award winners follows the list of the Robert Koch Foundation.


  1. Robert Koch Gold Medal on the Robert Koch Foundation website, viewed on June 29, 2014. On an older list of holders of the Robert Koch Gold Medal since 1960 ( Memento from October 7, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) referred to Giuseppe Vita in his welcome address at the 2007 Robert Koch Award Ceremony in Berlin , when he spoke of 45 scientists who had been awarded the Robert Koch Medal since 1960.
  2. Hans-Dieter Klenk for his scientific life's work on the biology and development of infectious diseases caused by influenza, Ebola and Marburg viruses.
  3. Fotis Kafatos for his work on the malaria parasite Plasmodium and its transmission by the anopheles mosquito .

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