Awarding of Rottendorf Prizes for Pharmacy 2021

Awarding of Rottendorf Prizes for Pharmacy 2021

Announcement by the University of Düsseldorf 08.10.2021 | 11:00

Awarding of the Rottendorf Prizes for Pharmacy 2021

High award for Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jonathan Cramer from HHU

Yesterday, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jonathan Cramer from the HHU Institute for Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry and Prof. Dr. Valérie Vanhoorne from the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology at Ghent University received the Rottendorf Prizes for Pharmacy 2021. They were honoured for their outstanding research achievements. The prizes, each endowed with 5,000 euros, were awarded during a ceremony at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU)…

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Press release of the Rottendorf Foundation

Award of the Rottendorf Prizes for Pharmacy 2021

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Lecture Hall 16.12

For their outstanding research results in pharmaceutical research, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jonathan Cramer, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, and Prof. Valérie Vanhoorne, University of Ghent, will be awarded the Rottendorf Foundation Science Prizes, each endowed with 5,000 euros. They will be awarded on 7 October 2021 in a ceremony on the campus of the University of Düsseldorf by the Chairman of the Rottendorf Foundation, Mr Hermann-Ulrich Viskorf, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Father Johann Spermann SJ.

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Awarding of Rottendorf Prizes for Pharmacy 2021

Rottendorf Foundation establishes endowed professorship at WWU Munster

Rottendorf Foundation establishes endowed professorship at WWU Münster

The Rottendorf Foundation from Ennigerloh is funding an endowed professorship for “Pharmaceutical Technology” at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the Westphalian Wilhelms University (WWU) Münster for ten years. On Monday, 12 September 2022, Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels, Rector of WWU Münster, and the foundation’s directors Hermann-Ulrich Viskorf and Dr. Lilian Klewitz-Haas signed a corresponding agreement in a ceremony.

The endowed professorship will be located at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy and is to be converted into an endowed chair after six years. The research focus will be on the simulation and modelling of the production of solid pharmaceutical forms – such as tablets, capsules or dragées. The research area includes, for example, process technologies in the areas of granulation, tableting, mixing or filming.

“With the endowed professorship, we are expanding the profile of the pharmacy degree programme at the WWU and thus further increasing the attractiveness of Münster as a place to study,” explained Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels. Hermann-Ulrich Viskorf, Chairman of the Board of the Rottendorf Foundation, emphasised: “I look forward to a fruitful cooperation with WWU Münster from which both sides will benefit.”

“The Rottendorf Foundation Professorship is a strategic strengthening of pharmaceutical technology at WWU and leads to better networking of the department and its students with regional industry,” explained Prof. Dr. Joachim Jose, Dean of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy. “We are very grateful to the Rottendorf Foundation for this opportunity.” And Prof. Dr. Klaus Langer, Director of the Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy, is certain: “By focusing the endowed professorship on the simulation of pharmaceutical-technological processes, Münster WWU is establishing a novel, innovative field of research with a unique character.”

With the endowed professorship, the university and the Rottendorf Foundation would like to strengthen the existing good connection, which could also include joint internships for students in the company, joint symposia or additional scholarships in the future.

Photo: Thomas Mohn

Photo: Thomas Mohn

Rottendorf Prize 2022 for Hannes Wader

Rottendorf Prize 2022 for Hannes Wader

Rottendorf Prize 2022 for Hannes Wader

The Rottendorf Foundation will award the Rottendorf Prize 2022 for services to Low German to Hannes Wader on October 26, 2022 at the suggestion of the Westfälischer Heimatbund e. V. (WHB).

With its decision, the Rottendorf Committee in the Westphalian Homeland Association honors “the courageous, uncompromising and unprejudiced treatment of Low German” in the songwriter’s work.

With his LP “Plattdeutsche Lieder” (1974), Hannes Wader made a decisive contribution to freeing Low German from its ancestral “Heimat milieu” and making it socially acceptable in new circles. Also in his autobiography “Trotz alledem. Mein Leben” (2019), Wader sets up a personal monument to Low German, the colloquial language of his parental home.

Hannes Wader was born in 1942 in Bethel near Bielefeld in the simplest of circumstances. His performances at Burg Waldeck made him known to a larger audience in the 1960s. Together with Reinhard Mey, Franz Josef Degenhardt and Hanns Dieter Hüsch, he was one of the most prominent members of a new German singer-songwriter scene.

In addition to his socially critical yet lyrical and poetic songs, Wader devoted himself in the 1970s to folk songs, which were frowned upon at the time. After 50 years, he ended his touring life in 2017. In 2013 he was awarded the ECHO prize for his life’s work, which includes 37 studio and live albums. In 2019, his autobiography “Trotz alledem. mein Leben“.