Since 1996 the DGfZ awards a younger scientist with the so called Klaus-Goerttler-Prize, which goes along with prize money of 1000 €. The award is named after Prof. Klaus Goerttler, he was a pathologist and trend-setting member of the foundation board of our society.
The Prize is dedicated to award a younger scientist for a scientific work out of the wide field of Cytometry which appears outstanding both in scientific quality and innovation as well as presentation and layout. It is expected that submitted documents should reflect a (almost) finished scientific graduation (Diploma, Bachelor, Ph.D. or an equivalent work). The graduation in written form (already printed or in press) and/or scientific papers already published (or in press) will be considered in the reviewing process by the council board of the society.
Documents can be submitted (c/o president of the society) both in digital or written form until July 31st. A testimonial submitted by a supervisor is desired.
The awarded scientist is expected to give a presentation reflecting his/her work on the occasion of the annual conference of the society.
The German Society for Cytometry (DGfZ e.V.) supports the active participation of young scientists to scientific meetings in the field with individual funding to cover part of the travel expenses.
Master, PhD, and MD students as well as young postdocs can apply for support.
Submission & Deadline
CV, meeting abstract and cover letter shall be submitted in digital form to the DGfZ president with the subject line „DgfZ travel support“.
Reviewing Process and Nomination
Applications will be reviewed by the council of the DGfZ e.V. Eligible candidates will be nominated on a first come-first serve principle and will be informed within 4 weeks after submission.
Funding will be provided as reimbursement after the conference upon submission of the original receipts to the treasurer of the DGfZ e.V.
Christian Plinski, Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN), Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf (firstname.lastname@example.org). The originals will be sent back afterwards if required.
Past years winners of the Klaus Goerttler Prize are:
|Winner||Year||Title of work|
|Philipp Rosendahl||2018||Deformability cytometry and 1D fluorescence imaging in real-time|
|Julia Reinhardt||2017||MAPK signaling and inflammation link melanoma phenotype switching to induction of CD73 during immunotherapy|
|Jonathan Leo Schmid-Burgk||2016||A FACS sorting-based genome-wide CRISPR screen identifies NEK7 as a novel genetic component of inflammasome activation|
|Anna Okhrimenko||2014/2||Systematic study on function and and specificity of human bone marrow memory T helper cells which substantiates the new concept of resting systemic T cell memory preferentially located in the bone marrow|
|Alexander Grünberger||2014/1||Establishment of a novel type of microfluidic single-cell culture system and its first application in fundamental microbiology and applied biotechnology|
|Petra Bacher||2013||Development of a flow cytometric assay for high sensitivity detection of rare antigen -specific CD4+ T cells|
|Susanne Günther||2012||Population structure and dynamics of polyphosphate accumulating organisms in a communal wastewater treatment plant|
|Hendrik Kortmann||2010||The Envirostat: A Lab-on-a-Chip Reactor Concept for Single Cell Biotechnology|
|Frank Schildberg||2009||Molecular mechanisms for the inhibition of T cell activation by fibroblasts and sinusoidal endothelial cells in the liver|
|Elza Friedländer||2008||Molecular interactions of erbB receptor tyrosine kinases – with an outlook on their therapeutic targeting|
|Claudia Wiacek||2007||Cytomics: Strategien von Cupriavidus necator JMP134 beim Umgang mit dem toxischen Substrat Phenol|
|Tytus Bernas||2005||Minimizing photobleaching during confocal microscopy of fluorescent probes bound to chromatin: role of anoxia and photon fluxed|
|Lydia Tesfa||2004/2||Application of modern flow cytometry based technology to the investigation of T-cells specific for Mycobacterium tuberculosis|
|Dèsirèe Kunkel||2004/1||Visualization of peptide presentation following oral application of antigen in normal and Peyer’s patches-deficient mice|
|Thomas Meindel||2003||Biochemische und physiologische Reaktionen von inflammatorischen Zellen auf feine / ultrafeine Teilchen|
|Wim Corver||2002/2||Multiparameter DNA flow cytometry of human solid tumours|
|Tobias Knoch||2002/1||Approaching the three-dimensional organization of the human genome|
|Hans-Jörg Hammers||2001||Ultraviolet-induced detection of halogenated pyrimidines: simultaneous analysis of DNA replication and cellular markers|
|Anne Richter||2000||Prägung des Zytokingedächtnisses in Th-Lymphozyten|
|Joachim Rauch||1999||Spektrale Präzisionsdistanzmikroskopie zur Untersuchung der 3D-Topologie ausgewählter DNA-Punktmarker|
|Thomas Schmid||1998||Untersuchungen von Spermaproben der Maus zum Nachweis von Aneuploidie-Induktion: Fluoreszenz-in-situ-Hybridisierung (FISH) mit chomosomenspezifischen DNA-Sonden|
|Mario Assenmacher||1997||Zytokinexpression in T-Helferzellen: Muster, Kinetik und Prägung|
|Gero Brockhoff||1996||Drei-Farb-DNA-Analyse mit Quantifizierung des Epidermalen-Wachstumsfaktor-Rezeptors in Blasenkarzinomzellen|
A prize will be awarded for the best poster presented at the Annual Conferences of the DGfZ.
This prize will be annonced after the poster session during the meeting.
Past years winners are
|Winner||Year||Title of work|
|Lisa Budzinski||2018||Osmium-labeled microspheres for bead-based assays in mass cytometry|
|Andreas Kleiber||2017||Advanced imaging flow cytometry|
|Kristian Schütze||2016||An improved cytometer setup for simultaneius detection of GFP and YFP|
|Stefanie Gamradt||2015/2||Direct ex vivo characterization of autoreactive T cells provides no evidence for autoantigen-based high a nity selection and expansion in autoimmune patients|
|Raghavendra Palankar||2015/1||Micropatterned arrays of de ned ligands to assess in real time the dynamics of single platelets|
|Karla Lehle||2014/2||Immunophenotyping of Outgrowth Progenitor Cells Isolated from Membrane Oxygenators after Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation|
|Philipp Rosendahl||2014/1||Real-Time Deformability Cytometry: High- Throughput Mechanical Phenotyping for Markerfree Cell Functional Assays|
|Jan Sradnick||2013||Multicolor Flow Cytometric Analysis of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in the Kidney Excludes their Bone Marrow Origination|
|Cristina Hagmann||2011||Retinoic acid–inducible gene-I detects RNA of Listeria monocytogenes during infection of Epithelial Cells|
|Susanna Schubert||2010||The effect of inhibitors of oxidative phosphorylation on eukaryotic cell organelles|
|Susann Peickert||2009||The ambiguous behavior of CD133+/- subpopulations from different colorectal cancer cell lines|
|M.K. Hebeisen||2008||A microchip-based impedance flow cytometer for label-free, non-invasive single cell analysis|
|Jörg Fuchs||2007||Flow-sorted nuclei are valuable subjects to investigate the structural and functional nuclear architecture in Arabidopsis|
|J. Achilles||2006||Isolation of RNA from living S. cerevisiae cells stained with three-colour approach and sorted by flow cytometry|
|A. Bold||2005||Implementation of aImplementation of a practicable low-cost assay using a density-base CD4+ T-cell depletion method for the monitorin of HIV-infecte indivduals|
|Gabriele Jovzchec||2004||Influence of live strategy, habitats and nutritive supply on endopolyploidy in higher plants|
|Uta Joos||2003||Geometric properties of cellular adhesion patterns|
|C. Sticht||2002||Tissue microarray: Rapid linking to molecular changes to clinical endpoints of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma|