Prof. Dr. Ralf Bartenschlager

Department of Infectious Diseases, Molecular Virology
Heidelberg University Hospital
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Phone: +49 6221-56 4225


Virus – host cell interaction (esp. HCV and Dengue virus), structural and functional aspects of viral RNA replication and assembly, viral and host targets for antiviral therapy, mathematical modeling of virus replication and spread, innate immune responses and viral countermeasures, application of live cell imaging and electron microscopy methods to study the spatio-temporal regulation of the flaviviral replication cycle.


2022 Ernst Jung-Preis für Medizin
2021 Loeffler-Lecture in the frame of the scientific symposium “111 Jahre FLI. One Health – Forschung für die Gesundheit von Mensch, Tier und Umwelt”
2021 M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
2019 Prince Mahidol Award for Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand
2019 McGuigan Prize for Distinguished Work in Drug Discovery
2019 Heinrich-Pette Lecture
2017-2019 Guest professor at the University of Wuhan, China
2017 Hector Science Award
2017 EMBO Member
2016 Hector Research Award
2016 European Virology Award
2016 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, jointly with Charles M. Rice and Michael Sofia
2015 Robert Koch Award, jointly with Charles M. Rice
2013 Lautenschläger Research Prize
2013 Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
2008 Behring Lecture
2006 Aschoff Medal from the Medical Society Freiburg
2002 William Prusoff Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Antiviral Research
2001 Löffler-Frosch Preis of the Society for Virology
2000 Robert-Koch-Förderpreis of the Bergstadt Clausthal-Zellerfeld
1991 Award for the best Ph.D. thesis from the society for molecular biological research Heidelberg
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