Croatian scientist Ivan Dikic is to receive the prestigious Ernst Jung Prize for 2013. Dikic, who is head of the Institute of Biochemistry II and Director of the Buchmann Institute of Molecular Life Sciences at the Goethe University Frankfurt, will be presented on 3 May in Hamburg, announced the Jung Foundation for Science and Research.
Dikic (46), who was born in Zagreb, will receive the award for his groundbreaking research work on tumors and in particular his pioneering work in understanding the Ubiquitin Code that regulates multiple biological processes.
The Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine has been awarded annually since 1976 for excellence in biomedical sciences. Dikic will share the 300,000 prize money with American scientist Angelika Amon.