The Meyerhof Lecture was first held in 1997. It is named after Otto Meyerhof, one of the founding directors of our institute (Department of Physiology, 1929-1938) who received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1922. His work on the chemical events in muscle cells founded the science of intermediate metabolism, its pathways and energetics. His research initiated a long tradition of muscle research at the institute, embodied in the work of Hans Hermann Weber, Wilhelm Hasselbach, Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling, and Kenneth C. Holmes.
The series of Meyerhof Lectures will be restarted in 2020 and will honor a world-class, internationally recognized scientists for outstanding contributions and achievements in science.