Prof. Maria-Esther Vidal from the TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology received the award for her work on scientific data management.
Prof. Macartan Humphreys from the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) received the Science Award for his research into the effectiveness of development policy measures in structurally disadvantaged regions.
Prof. Thomas J. Jentsch from the Leibniz Research Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) and his team received recognition for their research into ion channels. Their work helps explain the causes of numerous congenital diseases.
Dr Christian Hartmann and his project team from the Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin (IfZ) received the award for their critical edition of Hitler's Mein Kampf.
Dr Cesar Muñoz-Fontela from the Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI), received the award for research that has made a significant contribution to finding an effective Ebola treatment.
Prof. Christoph Lange of the Research Centre Borstel – Leibniz Centre for Medicine and Biosciences (FZB) received the award for his outstanding efforts in the battle against the spread of highly antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis pathogens.
Prof. Lenhard Rudolph of the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) received the award for his outstanding achievements in researching the molecular causes of ageing.
Prof. Eckhard Klieme of the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF) received the award for his work in the field of educational research. Focusing largely on empirical research, he has influenced the German educational system more than almost anyone else.
Prof. Günther Rüdiger from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and Dr Frank Stefani from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf were recognised for providing the first successful experimental proof of the theory of magnetorotational instability.
Dr Bernhard Holzapfel and Prof. Ludwig Schultz from the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) in Dresden received the award for their basic and applied research in the field of high-temperature superconductors.
Prof. Carl Böhret received the Stifterverband Science Award in the “Society Needs Science” category in recognition of his role as the “Father of Regulatory Impact Analysis” in Germany.
Dr Anna Wobus received the Science Award for the significant advances she and her team made in treating diabetes with stem cells.
Prof. Eberhard Fuchs received the Science Award for his research on the impacts of stress on the brain. Through animal experiments, he was able to explain for the first time how modern anti-depressants alleviate symptoms.