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The Hans Müller-Eberhard Lecture

The Hans Müller-Eberhard Lecture is to be presented to a Plenary Speaker at the International Complement Workshop.  The funds are intended to support an honorarium and travel to the ICW biennial meetings.

Dr. Müller-Eberhard (May 5, 1927 – March 3, 1998) was a distinguished molecular immunologist who did pioneering research in the United States and his native Germany. The areas of investigation upon which he left his mark include the immunoglobulins and the complement system.  Awarded the gold Robert Koch Prize in 1987, he served as a mentor for numerous students, residents, and fellows at both the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level. The award signifies the profound commitment that Dr. Müller-Eberhard has shown towards the support and development research in the field of complement.

Award Amount:  $1,000 Honorarium + up to $2,000 travel expenses

Source of Funding:  The Müller-Eberhard family, represented by Dr. Irma Gigli and individual contributions by the membership.  ICS is a 501(3)c non-profit association and donations are tax deductible as allowed by US law.


Selection of Recipients:  The ICS Council, in consultation with the ICW Local Organizing Committee and Dr. Irma Gigli, will select the awardee.

Past HME Memorial Lecturers:

2004 Hawaii - Dr. Neil Cooper

2006 Beijing – Dr. Peter Ward

2008 Basel – Dr. Jean Pieter

2010 New York City, NY – Dr. Michael Frank

2012 Crete, Greece – Dr. Alberto Mantovani

2014 Rio, Brazil – Dr. Victor Nussenzweig

2016 Kanasawa, Japan – No Awardee

2018 Santa Fe, NM - Dr. John Atkinson

2021 Virtual meeting - Dr. Moh Daha

2023 Newcastle, UK - Dr. Marina Botto


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