Egon-Stahl-Award in Gold

The Egon-Stahl-Award in Gold is the highest scientific honour of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA). It can be awarded every third year beginning in the year 1999.

The Egon-Stahl-Award in Gold acknowledges the outstanding scientific lifetime work of a research scientist who has been closely attached to Pharmaceutical Biology (Pharmacognosy, Chemistry of Natural Products), in its whole range, through his scientific work.

The prize will be awarded during the annual congress of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research in such a way that a special ceremony can be held. The candidate will have te opportunity to present a scientific contribution.

Nominations can be made by all regular members of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research. Nominations of oneself can not be considered.

The Egon-Stahl-Award in Gold must be announced in suitable journals at least 6 months before the deadline for nominations. Nominations must be submitted to the President of the Society for Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research by the 1st of March of the year in which the award is to be given.

The following must be enclosed with the nomination:

  • a detailed acknowledgment of the scientific works,
  • names of further experts who could be consulted.

The President, the Vice-Presidents, the Treasurer and the Secretary of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research will give expert advice about the nominations submitted and make a selection.

The President is free to consult further experts.

The Egon-Stahl-Award in Gold is endowed with € 5.000

List of Award-Winners

1999
Prof. Dr. Hegnauer

The Egon-Stahl-Award in gold has been awarded to Prof Dr Robert Hegnauer for his life work.

 

2002 
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hildebert Wagner

The Egon Stahl-Award 2002 with a gold medal has been awarded to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hildebert Wagner, Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie, University of Munich, Germany, in recognition of his extraordinary lifetime work in the area of pharmaceutical biology in its whole range, in particular by his many and trend setting scientific contributions in the field of medicinal plant research.
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2005
Prof. Dr. Detlef Gröger

The Egon-Stahl-Award 2005 in Gold has been awarded to Prof. Dr. Detlef Gröger, Halle, in recognition of his extraordinary lifework in the area of pharmaceutical biology and natural products chemistry, in particular by his highly valuable contributions to the research on the biochemistry of secondary metabolism in plants and microorganisms.

2008
Prof. Dr. Max Wichtl

The GA has the pleasure in dedicating the Egon Stahl-Award 2008 with a gold medal to Prof.Dr. Max Wichtl in recognition of his extraordinary lifework in the area of pharmaceutical biology and natural products chemistry, of his outstanding competence in and great impact on the development of German and European herbal monographs and in particular of his worldwide published books on Herbal Drugs and Herbal Medicinal Products.
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2011
Prof. Dr. Otto Sticher

The GA has pleasure in dedicating the Egon Stahl-Award 2011 with a gold medal to Prof. Dr. Otto Sticher in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the area of medicinal plant research and natural product analysis, and to pharmaceutical biology as an academic discipline.
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2014
Prof. Dr. Kurt Hostettmann

The GA has pleasure in dedicating the Egon Stahl-Award 2014 with a gold medal to Prof. Dr. Kurt Hostettmann in recognition of his lifetime achievements in the field of pharmacognosy and phytochemistry, and, in particular, for his groundbreaking work in natural product separation.

2017
Prof. Robert Verpoorte

The GA has pleasure in dedicating the Egon Stahl-Award 2017 with a gold medal to Prof. Dr. Robert Verpoorte in recognition of his lifetime achievements, a leading and creative scientist in exploring new ideas and concepts in the field of in plant cell biotechnology, biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in plants and phytochemistry, NMR based metabolomics, metabolic engineering, and „Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents (NADES)”.
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2020
Prof Dr. A. Douglas Kinghorn

The prestigious Egon Stahl-Award in Gold 2020 is bestowed to Prof. Dr. A. Douglas Kinghorn in recognition of his leading role in the natural product drug discovery, in particular those with anticancer, cancer chemopreventive, and substances with a sweet taste and taste-modifying agents. The Egon Stahl-Award in Gold recognises the outstanding scientific lifetime work of a research scientist who has been closely linked to Pharmaceutical Biology (Pharmacognosy, Chemistry of Natural Products), through his scientific career. The Award is the highest and most prestigious scientific honour of the Society for Medicinal Plant Research (GA).