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Ernst Ruska Prize of the DGE



The Ernst Ruska Prize 2015 of the German Society for Electron Microscopy e.V. (DGE)

was granted on decision of the Ernst-Ruska-Prize Committee

Prof. Dr. Christian Colliex, Orsay
Prof. Dr. Andreas Engel, Basel
Prof. Dr. Robert M. Glaeser, Berkeley
Prof. Dr. Joachim Mayer, Aachen
Prof. Dr. Paul Midgley Cambridge
Prof. Dr. Margit Pavelka, Wien

to the awardee

Prof. Jian-Min (Jim) Zuo

for his work on:

"Improvement of Electron Diffraction Techniques and Analysis"


as well as to the awardees

Dr. John Briggs and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Plitzko

for their work on:

"Cryo-Electron Microscopy of Biological Objects"



The awards were presented at the opening ceremony of the Microscopy Conference 2015 in Göttingen, Germany
on Monday, Sept. 7th 2015.



Pressemitteilung in deutsch --- Press Release in English



Former Awardees



The Ernst Ruska Prize 2013 of the German Society for Electron Microscopy e.V. (DGE)

was granted on decision of the Ernst-Ruska-Prize Committee

Prof. Dr. Christian Colliex, Orsay
Prof. Dr. Robert M. Glaeser, Berkeley
Prof. Dr. Joachim Mayer, Aachen
Prof. Dr. Margit Pavelka, Wien
Prof. Dr. Gustaaf van Tendeloo, Antwerpen
Prof. Dr. Paul Walther, Ulm

to the awardee

Prof. Peter David Nellist

for his work on:

"Aberration-corrected Scanning Confocal Transmission Electron Microscopy"


as well as to the awardee

Prof. Dr. Holger Stark

for his work on:

"Novel Strategies for the Determination of the Molecular and Near-Atomic Structure of Biological Macromolecules"



The awards were presented at the opening ceremony of the Microscopy Conference 2013 in Regensburg
on Monday, August 26th 2013.



Pressemitteilung in deutsch --- Press Release in English


The Ernst Ruska Prize 2011 of the German Society for Electron Microscopy e.V. (DGE)

was awarded on decision of the Ernst-Ruska-Prize Committee

Prof. Dr. Alan Craven, Glasgow
Prof. Dr. Jacques Dubochet, Lausanne
Prof. Dr. Gareth Griffiths, Oslo
Prof. Dr. Hannes Lichte, Dresden
Prof. Dr. Gustaaf van Tendeloo, Antwerpen
Prof. Dr. Paul Walther, Ulm

jointly to the awardee

Dr. Johan Verbeeck

for his work on:

"EELS Quantification and Electron Vortex Beams"


as well as to the awardee

Prof. Dr. David Mastronarde

for his work on:

"A Versatile Software for Tomographic Reconstruction of Electron Microscopy Data Sets"



The awards were presented at the opening ceremony of the Microscopy Conference 2011 in Kiel
on Monday, August 28th 2011.



picture of laureates 2011
Pressemitteilung in deutsch --- Press Release in English


The Ernst Ruska Prize 2009 of the German Society for Electron Microscopy e.V. (DGE)

was awarded on decision of the Ernst-Ruska-Prize Committee

Dr. Linda Amos, Cambridge
Prof. Dr. Alan Craven, Glasgow
Prof. Dr. Jacques Dubochet, Lausanne
Prof. Dr. Gareth Griffiths, Oslo
Prof. Dr. Hannes Lichte, Dresden
Prof. Dr. Knut Urban, Jülich

jointly to the awardees

Prof. Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski, Dr. Takeshi Kasama, and Prof. Molly R. McCartney

for their work on:

"Electron Holography for Characterisation of Magnetic Fields in sub-100-nm-sized Materials and Devices"


as well as to the awardees

Dr. Saori Maki-Yonekura and Dr. Koji Yonekura

for their work on:

"Contribution Toward Elucidating the Mechanisms of Biological Macromolecular Machines by Cryo-Electron Microscopy"



The awards were presented at the opening ceremony of the Microscopy Conference 2009 in Graz
on Monday, August 31st 2009.
picture of laureates 2009

The Ernst-Ruska-Prize 2007 of the German Society for Electron Microscopy e.V. (DGE)

was awarded on decision of the Ernst-Ruska-Prize Committee

Prof. Dr. Ueli Aebi, Basel
Dr. Linda Amos, Cambridge
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Karnthaler, Wien
Prof. Dr. Knut Urban, Juelich
Dr. Heinz Schwarz, Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Michiyoshi Tanaka, Sendai

jointly to the following awardees :

Prof. Hiroshi Jinnai, Prof. Richard J. Spontak, and Prof. Paul A. Midgley

for their work on:

"Novel and Quantitative Uses of Electron Tomography in the 3D Study of Nanostructured Materials"



The awards were presented at the opening ceremony of the Microscopy Conference 2007 in Saarbrücken
on Monday, September 3rd 2007.
picture of laureates 2007

The Ernst-Ruska-Prize 2005 of the German Society for Electron Microscopy e.V. (DGE)

was awarded on decision of the Ernst-Ruska-Prize Committee

Prof. Dr. Ueli Aebi, Basel
Prof. Dr. Joachim Frank, Albany
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Karnthaler, Wien
Prof. Dr. Harald Rose, Darmstadt
Dr. Heinz Schwarz, Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Michiyoshi Tanaka, Sendai

to the following awardees:

Dr. Andreas Thust und Dr. Wim Coene
Focus Series Reconstruction

Dr. Daniel Studer
Oscillating Knife for Ultramicrotomy

The awards were presented during the opening ceremony of the Three-Country-Conference in Davos on Monday, August 29th 2005.
picture of laureates 2005
Former Awardees of the Ernst-Ruska-Prize:

2000     Bettina Böttcher, Stephen Fuller, Marian Mankos
1996     W. Owen Saxton, Denis Chrétien
1993     Yashayuha Talmon, Gerd Knoll
1991     Joachim Zach
1989     Hannes Lichte
1987     Marin van Heel
1984     Helmut Kohl
1982     Wolfgang Baumeister
1980     Nigel Unwin, Richard Henderson
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