Albert-Overhauser Award

Albert-Overhauser Award of the GDCh Division Magnetic Resonance

In honor of Albert W. Overhauser's groundbreaking research work, the GDCh Division Magnetic Resonance has been awarding the Albert-Overhauser Award since 2019. The prize recognizes an outstanding scientific publication by a young scientist (postdoc). The award is usually presented annually and includes a certificate of award and prize money of 750 euros.

Awarding of the Albert Overhauser Prize: selection process

Current call for proposals: Albert-Overhauser Award 2024

Deadline: March 31, 2024

Since 2019, the Division of Magnetic Resonance of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) has awarded the Albert-Overhauser Award every year to honor an outstanding publication by young scientists in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The research results described are intended to further develop the methodology of magnetic resonance, advance its theoretical understanding or describe important experimental applications; They are characterized by special methodological quality, innovation and creativity.

The price
The award comes with an award certificate, prize money of 750 euros and participation in the 45th FGMR Annual Discussion Meeting, which will take place from September 9th to 12th, 2024 in Rostock. The award awardee will present the award-winning work in a short lecture at the Conference . The Division bears the costs for participation in the conference. An expert committee appointed by the Division Board decides on the awarding of the prize.

The award is open to postdoctoral researchers from Germany and other countries. Nominations can be made by the academic supervisor, but applications are also possible. The article must have been accepted or published by the journal during the postdoc period, no longer than four years after the doctoral examination and between April 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024. All proposals contain an appreciation of the work by the scientific supervisor, contact details of the person to be nominated and the publication itself. In the case of a publication with an authorship of more than one person, the scientific supervisor must acknowledge the contribution of the person to be nominated with regard to the planning, implementation and Interpret the research results and present them in a comprehensible manner with regard to the writing of the manuscript.

Please send your proposal electronically and summarized in a PDF file to the GDCh Office for the attention of Maike Fries.

Albert-Overhauser Award 2023

The Albert-Overhauser Award was awarded during the 44th FGMR Annual Discussion Meeting on September 18, 2023 in Konstanz to Dr. Leif Antonschmidt for his publication “The clinical drug candidate anle138b binds in a cavity of lipidic α-synuclein fibrils” ( Nature Communications).

Albert-Overhauser Award 2020

The Albert-Overhauser Award was awarded during the 42nd FGMR Annual Discussion Meeting on September 28, 2021 to Dr. Angeliki Giannoulis for her publication “Two closed ATP- and ADP-dependent conformations in yeast Hsp90 chaperone detected by Mn(II) EPR spectroscopic techniques” ( National Academy of Sciences).

Albert-Overhauser Award 2019

v.l.n.r.: B. Luy, T. Orlando, J. Liermann
(Foto: GDCh)

The first Albert-Overhauser Award was awarded during the 41st FGMR Annual Discussion Meeting (EUROISMAR; Berlin) on August 28, 2019 to Dr. Tomas Orlando for his publication “Dynamic Nuclear Polarization of 13C Nuclei in the Liquid State over a 10 Tesla Field Range” ( Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. ).

Albert-Overhauser Award 2019ff


Year Location of the award Surname Affiliation at the time of the award
2023 Konstanz Dr. Loren B. Andreas

Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen

2022 no award
2021 no award
2020 Award ceremony in 2021 Frankfurt Dr. Angeliki Giannoulis

Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot (Israel)

2019 Berlin Dr. Tomas Orlando Georg-August-University Goettingen

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