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2017-06-06

Now online in gms Hygiene and Infection Control

"Antibiotic resistance: What is so special about multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria?"

Review and discussion based on the Symposium of the Rudolf Schülke Foundation, November 2015.

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2016-06-02

Announcement Hygiene Prize 2018

In February 2018, the Rudolf Schülke Foundation presents the Hygiene Prize to scientists who have solved specific problems in the areas of hygiene, microbiology and preventative medicine.
Original Papers on the development and the use of preventive measures or Original Papers on procedures for antiseptic, disinfection, cleaning and their interaction with microorganisms will be considered.
The Hygiene Prize of the Rudolf Schülke Foundation is awarded on a World-wide basis and endowed with € 15,000.
Papers to be handed in by 15 February 2017.

Announcement Paper

2015-12-08

Symposium of the Rudolf Schülke Foundation - 26 and 28 November 2015

Preceding the prize award and the award of the Hygieia Medal, the Rudolf Schülke Foundation organized a two-day symposium on the topic: ”Worldwide Significance of Gram-Negative Antibiotic Resistant Rods: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Strategies“.

Hygienists and microbiologists from Germany, Austria, France and India participated in the symposium.

Click here for the list of participants of the symposium.

Participants' presentations: Bhattacharya_Relevance of Gram-negative pathogens for public health - Situation in India Exner_Introduction and objective of the symposium Exner_Wo steht die Krankenhaushygiene 2025 Gebel_Disinfection Germany - CEN Goroncy-Bermes_Efficacy of Biocides against Gram-negative Bacteria Mielke_Common challenges and future needs to combat antimicrobial resistance - Situation in germany Oltmanns_Restrictions in the use of biocides for disinfection procedures Ross_Infectiological consequences of antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative Schmithausen_One-health concept and risk management in agriculture

Participants of the symposium 2015

Participants of the symposium 2015 left to right: H.G. Sonntag, R. Schmithausen, M. Exner, M. Trautmann, P. Heeg, W. Merkens, P. Goroncy-Bermes, P. Oltmanns, M. Rotter, A. Kramer, B. Christiansen, C. Ilschner, J. Gebel, P. Hartemann, S. Bhattacharya

The “Hygiene Prize 2015” awarded by the Rudolf Schülke Foundation

On behalf of the Rudolf Schülke Foundation the Hygiene Prize was awarded by the chairman of the executive committee, Professor Martin Exner, MD, in Hamburg on 27 November 2015.

The Hygiene Prize, worth €15,000,- was shared between two scientists. Either of them is Tim Maisch, BSc (Regensburg, Germany) with his work titled "Fast and Effective Photodynamic Inactivation of Multiresistant Bacteria by Cationic Riboflavin Derivates" and the other is Matthias Willmann, MD (Tübingen, Germany) with his work titled "Analysis of a long-term outbreak of XDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa: a molecular epidemiological study”.

The Rudolf Schülke Foundation awards the Hygiene Prize biennially to scientists who have achieved remarkable solutions to problems in the area of hygiene, microbiology and preventive medicine.

Laureates Hygiene Prize 2015

Laureates Hygiene Prize 2015 left to right: M. Willmann, T. Maisch, M. Rotter (Board spokesman Rudolf Schülke Foundation), M. Exner (Chairman Rudolf Schülke Foundation), P. Heeg (Associate Chairman Rudolf Schülke Stiftung), A. Späth

The "Hygieia Medal 2015" awarded by the Rudolf Schülke Foundation

Along with the Hygiene Prize the Foundation awards the Hygieia Medal every two years. This medal is intended to honour those people who have devoted their lives’ work to hygiene and microbiology.

This year it was awarded to Professor Elaine Larson, Columbia University, U.S.A.

Hygieia Medal 2015 - Elaine Larson
Hygieia Medal 2015 - M. Rotter, M. Exner

Laureate Hygieia Medal 2015 - M. Rotter (as representative of E. Larson, left), M. Exner (right)

2015-02-26

Now online in gms Hygiene and Infection Control

"Lesser-known or hidden reservoirs of infection and implications for adequate prevention strategies: Where to look and what to look for".

Review and discussion based on the Symposium of the Rudolf Schülke Foundation, November 2013.

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2013-12-06

Symposium of the Rudolf Schülke Foundation - 28 and 29 November 2013

Preceding the prize award and the award of the Hygieia Medal, the Rudolf Schülke Foundation organized a two-day symposium on the topic: "Unknown or Hidden Reservoir of Infection and Prevention Strategy" .

Hygienists and microbiologists from Germany, Austria, France, England and the United States participated in the symposium.

Click here for the list of participants of the symposium.

Participants' presentations: Bloomfield "Risk of Laundry" - Exner "Introduction Teil 1" - Exner "Introduction Teil 2" - Exner "Introduction Teil 3" - Exner "Introduction Teil 4" - Exner "Cleaning Disinfection Procedures" - Exner "Outbreak Management KRINKO" - Flemming "Ecology Microorganism" - Hartemann "Water Associated Reservoirs" - Heeg "Medical Device Associated HAI" - Krämer "Microbial Contamination Intravenous Products" - Rutala "Unknown or Hidden Reservoirs"

Participants of the symposium

Participants of the symposium left to right: H.G. Sonntag, M. Exner, P. Hartemann, I. Krämer, M. Rotter, P. Oltmanns, . A. Rutala, M. Trautmann, P. Heeg, S. F. Bloomfield, P. Goroncy-Bermes, C. Ilschner

2013-12-06

The “Hygiene Prize 2013” awarded by the Rudolf Schülke Foundation

On behalf of the Rudolf Schülke Foundation the Hygiene Prize was awarded by the chairman of the executive committee, Professor Martin Exner, MD, in Hamburg on 29 November 2013.

The Hygiene Prize, worth €15,000,- was shared between two scientists. Either of them is Oliver Schildgen, Köln with his work titled "Detection of Head-to-Tail DNA Sequences of Human Bocavirus in Clinical Samples" and the other is Christian Mair, Innsbruck with his work titled "N-Chlorotaurine, a Long-Lived Oxidant Produced by Human Leukocytes, Inactivates Shiga Toxin of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli”.

Laureates Hygiene Prize 2013

Laureates Hygiene Prize 2013 - left to right: M. Nagl, M. Exner (Chairman Rudolf Schülke Foundation), M. Rotter (Board spokesman Rudolf Schülke Foundation), Ch. Mair, O. E. Schildgen, V. Schildgen, J. Lüsebrink

The "Hygieia Medal 2013" awarded by the Rudolf Schülke Foundation

Along with the Hygiene Prize the Foundation awards the Hygieia Medal every two years. This medal is intended to honour those people who have devoted their lives’ work to hygiene and microbiology.

This year the medal was awarded to Professor Sally Florence Bloomfield, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Professor William A. Rutala, Director of the Department of Medicine UNC School of Medicine Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Preisträgerin Prof Sally F. Bloomfield

Laureate Hygieia Medal 2013 - S. F. Bloomfield (left), M. Exner (right)

Preisträger HygieiaMedaille 2013 Prof. William Rutala

Laureate Hygieia Medal 2013 - W. A. Rutala (left), M. Exner (right)

This website gives you updates on the Rudolf Schülke Foundation as well as information on prize announcements.