This year’s national award winner is Jun. Professor Dr. Lousia Temme from the University in Hamburg for her work on the development of novel small molecule receptors and ATP kinase inhibitors for the therapy of tumour diseases and treatment of viral and bacterial diseases.
The international prize was awarded to Assistant Professor Dr. Willem Jespers from the Dutch University of Leiden for his research in the field of computer-assisted drug development and prediction of drug toxicity. The prizes, each worth €10,000, were presented at a ceremony on the Pharmacampus by Hermann-Ulrich Viskorf, Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, and Prof. Dr. Eckehard Frick, member of the Board of Trustees. Among the well-wishers was also the Rector of the University of Münster Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels, who in his greeting emphasised the excellent cooperation between the University of Münster and the Rottendorf Foundation and once again expressed his sincere thanks for the recent establishment of the Rottendorf Professorship.
The laudations were held by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Wünsch from the Institute for Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Münster and Prof. Dr. Gerard van Westen from the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, Leiden University. The award winners, their parents, relatives and mentors, representatives of the universities and Rottendorf Pharma GmbH as well as the members of the Foundation committees were invited to a festive lunch following the ceremony.
The Rottendorf Foundation awarded its prizes for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of pharmacy and pharmacology at the University of Münster on 13 October 2023.
Caption: Prof. Dr. Monika Stoll (Prorektorin für Forschung, Uni Münster), Dr. Lilian Klewitz-Haas (Stv. Vorstandsvorsitzende Rottendorf-Stiftung), Prof. Dr. med. Eckhard Frick SJ (Rottendorf Kuratorium), Prof. Dr. Klaus Langer (Institut für Pharmazeutische Technologie und Biopharmazie, Uni Münster), Carl Pinnekamp (Rottendorf Kuratorium), Prof. Dr. Louisa Temme (Preisträgerin, Universität Hamburg - ehemals Institut für Pharmazeutische und Medizinische Chemie, Uni Münster), Asst. Prof. Dr. Willem Jespers (Preisträger, Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, Uni Leiden), Hermann-Ulrich Viskorf (Vorstandsvorsitzender Rottendorf-Stiftung), Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels (Rektor, Uni Münster), Prof. Dr. Gerard van Westen (Leiden Academic Centre für Drug Research, Uni Leiden), Marco Niemann (Geschäftsführer, Rottendorf Pharma GmbH), JProf. Dr. Denise Steiner (Rottendorf Stiftungsprofessur, Institut für Pharmazeutische Technologie und Biopharmazie, Uni Münster), Rainald Gehringhoff (Rottendorf Kuratorium), Prof. Dr. Bernhard Wünsch (Institut für Pharmazeutische und Medizinische Chemie, Uni Münster)