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2018-08-31

Announcement Hygiene Prize 2020

In February 2020, the Rudolf Schülke Foundation presents the Hygiene Prize to scientists who have solved specific problems in the areas of hygiene, infection prevention and public und gobal health.
Original work on the development and the application of prevention and control strategies as well as procedures for antiseptic, disinfection, cleaning and their significance for patient safety 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 1 April 2019.

Announcement Paper

2018-02-22

Symposium of the Rudolf Schülke Foundation - 8 and 9 February 2018

Preceding the prize award and the award of the Hygieia Medal, the Rudolf Schülke Foundation organized a two-day symposium on the topic: ”Global Hygiene Strategies for Health Care facilities with special regard to chemical disinfection“.

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

Click here for the list of participants of the symposium.

Participants' presentations: Bhattacharya_Chemical disinfection in hospital hygiene in India; Exner_Global Hygiene Strategies for Health Care facilities with special regard to chemical disinfection; Gebel_Chemical Disinfection - Testing and listing in germany and europe; Hartemann_Chemical disinfection from the perspektive of emerging & newly identified health risk; Heeg_Chemical disinfection as integral part of hospital hygiene in Germany; Ling_Disinfection in Hospital Hygiene in Asia; Oltmanns_Chemical Disinfection and Biocidal Product Regulation from the EU perspective; Schmithausen_Chemical disinfection in agro industrial areas; Steinhauer_Chemical disinfection in hospital hygiene

Symposium 2018 Participantszoom

Participants of the symposium 2015 left to right: PD Dr. F.A. Pitten, Dr. R. Schmithausen, Prof. A. Kramer; Prof. M. Trautmann; Prof. P. Heeg, Prof. P. Hartemann, Prof. M. Exner, W. Merkens, Dr. L.M. Ling, Dr. P. Oltmanns, Prof. H.G. Sonntag, Prof. M. Rotter, Dr. J. Gebel, C. Ilschner, Dr. S. Bhattacharya, Dr. K. Steinhauer

The “Hygiene Prize 2018” 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 9 February 2018.

This year, the Rudolf-Schülke-Stiftung awarded its renowned hygiene prize of €15,000 to the research team.of Dr. Bernhard Krismer, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Peschel and Dr. Alexander Zipperer, Interfakultäres Institut für Mikrobiologie und Infektionsmedizin Tübingen (IMIT),for their excellent and innovative work „Human commensals producing a novel antibiotic impair pathogen colonization“ (Nature 2016;535:511-516). This work on the novel antibiotic active ingredient Lugdunin was unanimously selected for the prize by the jury from the 22 first-class publications submitted.

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.

Hygiene Price 2018zoom

Laureates Hygiene Prize 2018 left to right: Alexander Zipperer, Martin Exner ( Chairman Rudolf Schülke Foundation), Bernhard Krismer

The "Hygieia Medal 2018" 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 Philippe Hartemann, Professor for Public Health.

Hygieia Medal 2018zoom

Laureate Hygieia Medal 2018 - Martin Exner (left), Philippe Hartemann (right)

Hygiene Price and Hygieia Medal 2018zoom

left to right: Peter Oltmanns (Board Member Rudolf Schülke Foundation), Christian Last (Managing Director schülke & mayr GmbH), Martin Exner (Chairman Rudolf Schülke Foundation), Alexander Zipperer, Bernhard Krismer, Philippe Hartemann, Frank. A. Pitten (Associate Chairman Rudolf Schülke Foundation)

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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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 (Spokesman advisory council Rudolf Schülke Foundation), M. Exner (Chairman Rudolf Schülke Foundation), P. Heeg (Associate Chairman Rudolf Schülke Foundation), 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)

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