Kai Johnsson awarded with Hansen Family Award in Medical Sciences

For his seminal work establishing distinct approaches to protein labelling in living cells that have enabled broad advances in chemical and cell biology

February 15, 2022

Kai Johnsson, Director of the Chemical Biology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, is awarded the Hansen Hansen Family Award in Medical Sciences by the Bayer Foundation. The award ceremony takes place March 15th at 2pm. You can attend virtually through this link.

About the Award

Alternating with the Otto Bayer Award, the Hansen Family Award (every second year) honors world leading scientists from German-speaking countries for cutting-edge achievements in medical sciences. This award, also with a prize money of € 75,000, was named after the former Bayer CEO Dr. Kurt Hansen, a trained chemist who was a firm believer in the power of scientific talents for the long-term success of Bayer AG. (Source: Bayer Foundation)

About Kai Johnsson

His outstanding academic research career has taken him from the prestigious chemistry department of ETH Zürich to become a Director at one of Germany’s leading research institutes. In addition to conducting research at the interface of chemistry and biology, Professor Johnsson is currently Executive Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Between 2000 and 2014, he co-founded four companies based on technologies developed in his laboratory, including Spirochome SA, Covalys Biosciences and Quartet Medicine.

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