The Arnold Rikli Award
The Arnold Rikli Award is an international award offered to all scientific disciplines represented in photo biology that focus on the effects of optical radiation on the human organism. Research work focussing on this topic can be considered for the Arnold Rikli Award. The interdisciplinary character of the Arnold Rikli Awardis evident in the wide spectrum of scientific disciplines, including medicine, epidemiology, physics or even meteorology. Representatives of all of the aforementioned have won the award.
The applications are assessed by an independent scientific jury. Apart from an overall assessment of the research projects the individual members of the jury evaluate independent from each other the practical and clinical significance, originality and relevance, scientific interest, methodology and presentation by means of a points system.
The Arnold Rikli Award stands under the patronage of the European Society for Photobiology (ESP).
The panel is composed of internationally acclaimed experts:
- Prof. Dr. med. Christiane Bayerl, Wiesbaden
- Prof. Dr. Rex Tyrrell, Bath (GB)
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Heering, Karlsruhe
- Dr. med. Rolfdieter Krause, Berlin
- Prof. Dr. med. Jean Krutmann, Düsseldorf
- Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Michalsen, Berlin
- Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Reichrath, Homburg
Arnold Rikli Award 2019:
The announcement for the 20. Arnold Rikli Award in the amount of 10.000,- € for the year 2019 can be found here:
Applications for the 20th Arnold Rikli Award 2019 can be submitted to the following address until January 31, 2020:
Dr. Peter Bocionek,
c/o JW Holding GmbH
Kölner Str. 8
D-70376 Stuttgart, Germany
Arnold Rikli Sponsorship Award:
The sponsorship prize to the value of 5,000 Euro was announced for the first time in 2016 as an addition to the annual Arnold Rikli Award and is intended particularly for young photobiological scientists up to 35 years old. The 2nd sponsorship prize was announced in 2018.
The previous winners of the Arnold Rikli Sponsorship Award are:
Sonja Faßbender und Kevin Sondenheimer (Düsseldorf, Deutschland):
Keratinocytes Counteract UVB-Induced Pigmentation Via HIF-1alpha Activation
Pilar Acedo Núñez (London, Großbritannien):
Tackling cancer stem cells via light-based therapies as a novel therapeutic strategy to improve pancreatic cancer outcomes