Foto: Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg

On January 27, 2017 Ralf Bartenschlager was awarded the Science Award of the Hector Foundation, endowed with 150.000 Euro.

With this Award, the Foundation honors his outstanding achievements in basic clinical/medical research on reproduction strategies and immune biology of hepatitis C virus and dengue virus. The cell culture models developed by Ralf Bartenschlager laid the foundation for the development of antiviral medications against HCV, which eliminate the virus in 95% of treated patients.