Scientific award symposium of the 2017 Heinrich Wieland Prize


The Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation cordially invites you to this year’s award symposium of the 100.000 euro Heinrich Wieland Prize. It will honour Professor Alexander Varshavsky (Caltech, USA) as 2017 laureate for discovering the biology of the ubiquitin system.

Speakers at the symposium are:

  • Professor Daniel Finley, Harvard Medical School, USA “Editing the ubiquitin chains”
  • Professor David Ron, University of Cambridge, UK “Protein folding homeostasis in the endoplasmic reticulum”
  • Professor Brenda Schulman, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany (formerly St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA) “Twists and turns in ubiquitin conjugation”
  • Professor Franz-Ulrich Hartl, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany (laudation)
  • Professor Alexander Varshavsky, California Institute of Technology, USA “The ubiquitin system, an immense realm”

The symposium will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 4.00 to 8.00 p.m. at the Orangery Hall of Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, Germany, and will be followed by a reception with the speakers. Participation is upon registration only at Junior scientists may apply for a Meet the Speakers session and travel grants.

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Heinrich Wieland Prize

This international award honours outstanding research on biologically active molecules and systems in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry and physiology as well as their clinical importance. The 100,000 euro prize is named after the Nobel Laureate Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877–1957) and has been awarded annually since 1964. Among the awardees – selected by a scientific Board of Trustees – are four later Nobel Laureates. Since 2011, the prize has been endowed by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation.