|1983||Visiting student, southern France: Avignon, Montpellier, Perpignan (~200$, village award, Germany)|
|1985||University of Montpellier, Medical Faculty and Maison de Heidelberg (in Montpellier, France): medical training, financial and housing support (~1000$)|
|1986||University of Heidelberg (full financial support): Summer exchange student at University of Montpellier, France (>1000$)|
|1991||University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, Department of Pathology: Travel awards for USA meetings/lab visits (Oncogene Meeting: Frederick, ML - UCSD/Salk Institute: San Diego, CA - Harvard University/MGH: Boston, MA)(~3000$)|
|1991||Nuclear Research Center Karlsruhe, and Institute of Genetics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany, Junior scientist fellowship (~100,000$)|
|1992||MPI, Max-Planck-Institute, Immunobiology, Freiburg, Germany, Course and meeting on gene targeting with Nobel Laureate Prof. Georges K¨ohler (housing 1000$, course and meeting priceless)|
|1992||EMBO, European Molecular Biology Organization, International workshop on leukocyte homing, Basel, Switzerland (~1000$)|
|1995||EEC, European Economic Community, Bruxelles, Human Capital and Mobility Stipend (>100,000$; stipend awarded, but not accepted by awardee)|
|1996||DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany, Research Fellowship for Harvard and Stanford Universities (about $ 60,000)|
|1998-9||Stanford University, Weissman Lab, Tuition fellowship (~15,000$)|
|1999||Stanford University, School of Medicine, Travel Award/Meeting of Metastasis Research Society, San Diego, California($ 1,000 awarded)|
|1999||Stanford University, School of Medicine, Dean's Fellowship ($ 5,000 awarded)|
|2/2000||1st PRIZE (awarded about $ 600):
Winner of the Munich business plan competition (first part), "Muenchener Business Plan Wettbewerb", which is supported by governmental and industrial sponsors (10 winners of 204 participating teams representing about 450 people) "Venture Capital" potential: 69% !!!
for "Graduate student service award" at Stanford University for creating three student/postdocs newsgroups and helping foreign medical students
|5/2000||NOMINEE year 2000
The Munich business plan competition nominated me in the final round with 153 participating teams - most from Munich Universities, Max-Planck-Institutes and young enterprises in biotech and internet fields. The three prizes were 50.000 DM to 30.000 DM (between 25,000 $ and 15,000 $). I didn't win - but it's a great honor for me being nominated with so many famous Munich Professors. There were only 6 other Nominees from Technical University of Munich in this year's competition.
Invitation to "Founders Forum" with the limeted number of nominees from the business plan competition at 'Schloss Elmau', a small bavarian castle in the alps - worth $ 1000.
Nominated with new Business plan and Invitation to "Founders Forum" at 'Schloss Elmau' - worth $ 1000.
|2001||Travel Awards from Technical University of Munich for "Immunology Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden", for "Immunology Meeting in Berlin", for "USA Immunology Meetings and Immunology course at Stanford University" (~10,000$)|
|2001||AAI - American Association of Immunologists, La Jolla, CA; Awarded with highly advanced training course of the year 2001|
|2002||MPI - Max-Planck-Institute, Travel Awards for "Chemokine Meeting 2002 in Madrid, Spain", for "Immunology Meeting in Lugano, Switzerland", for "DECHEMA 2002", "Immunology Meeting in Groningen, Netherlands", etc. ($3000)|
|2002||DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany, Award for travel money ($1500)|
|2003/4||NIH, research fellowship|
|6/2004||AWARD of EURO 500 (USD 600) from DKFZ Heidelberg, GERMAN CANCER RESEARCH CENTER for the presentation of: "Single-molecule adhesion forces on living metastatic cells". The award was dedicated for originality, scientific merit and excellent design of the presentation.|
|2/2005||AWARD: INVITATION to participate at the first 'Spring School of Immunology', Organized by: German Research Center on Rheumatology, DRFZ Berlin.|
|4/2005||INVITATION to present my work at Basel University, Switzerland|