The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry has launched the Axel Ullrich Lecture in honor of its Scientific Member, world-renowned researcher and entrepreneur Axel Ullrich. He discovered numerous oncogenes and meticulously described how they transform cells. He was enormously successful in bringing his discoveries from the bench to the bedside. Anti-cancer drugs like Herceptin and Sutent benefited cancer patients worldwide.
The annual Axel Ullrich Lecture is presented by an eminent researcher. The Lecturer is selected by the faculty of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry. Speakers at the Lecture receive the Axel Ullrich Medal.


Next Axel Ullrich Lecture


2024 Januar 31,  1 pm


Jonathan Weissman

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA

Title: Molecular biography of tumor evolution and normal hematopoiesis and metabolism


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Former Axel Ullrich Lectures

Due to the corona pandemic, the lectures in 2020 and 2021 had to be canceled.


Michael Hall,  University of Basel

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Titia de Lange The Rockefeller University, New York

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Oliver Hobert, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University, New York



Achievements of Axel Ullrich


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