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Paul Ehrlich Centenary Award

Paul Ehrlich (Nobel Prize, 1908) was among the first to recognize the power of defined chemical substances as potential therapeutics in infectious diseases but also in systemic disorders of inherited or acquired nature. He introduced the notion of zauberkugel or magic bullet as a specific/selective chemical tool addressed to a defined pathological target and thereby paved the road to chemotherapy.

The Prize will be awarded biennialy at BioIron meetings to candidates selected by the IBIS Board of Directors in recognition of their unique contribution to the development and/or application of chemical therapies of disorders of iron metabolism or their molecular underpinnings.


Roland Lill, PhD


Robert C. Hider, BSc, PhD


Robert Crichton, BSc, PhD, FRSC