Special Prize for Prof. Christian Drosten

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The DFG and Stifterverband are awarding a one-time prize for outstanding science communication during the Covid-19 pandemic. This award, carrying prize money of €50,000, recognises virologist Professor Dr. Christian Drosten from the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin for “exceptional contributions to science and society in the face of a dramatic developing pandemic”.

The organisations noted that more than any other scientist, he represents the special role of research during the Covid-19 pandemic. Drosten has succeeded in a very short space of time in making research in the public’s perception the most reliable source of orientation for managing the crisis. Through a clear, transparent, fact-based approach, he explains what scientists know, how they work and what uncertainties exist.

Press release of DFG (English)

Announcement in Japanese