Alexander Todd - Hans Krebs Lectureship in Chemical Sciences

The Alexander Todd - Hans Krebs Lectureship in Chemical Sciences is a reciprocal lectureship awarded alternately by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), for advances in chemistry made by a scientist while working and residing in Germany or the UK, respectively.

2019 Winner

Professor Anna Köhler

2019 Alexander Todd-Hans Krebs Lectureship in Chemical Sciences Winner

Professor Anna Köhler, Universität Bayreuth

General information

  • Run biennially - Closed 
  • The winner receives €1000 and a certificate
  • The winner deliver at least one lecture in the UK 
  • The award is administered by the Royal Society of Chemistry in odd years and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) in even years   


                      GDCh - Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

Guidelines for Nominators

  • Both RSC Members and non-members can nominate for this award
  • Nominees may NOT nominate themselves
  • The award is open to nominees working and residing in Germany only
  • There are no age restrictions associated with this award
  • When nominating previous RSC prize or award winners, please remember that a person cannot be awarded twice for substantially the same body of work    

To make a nomination please use our online awards nominations system to submit the following:

  • Your name, contact details, and if an RSC member, your membership number (please contact the RSC Membership team if you do not know your membership details)
  • The nominee's name and contact details 
  • An up to date CV for the nominee (no longer than one A4 side, 11pt text) which should include a summary of their education and career, a list of 5 relevant publications, total numbers of publications and patents (if appropriate) and website URL if relevant
  • A supporting statement (up to 4500 characters, not including spaces) addressing the selection criteria 
  • A short citation describing what the nominee should be awarded for. This must be no longer than 250 characters (not including spaces) and ideally no longer than one sentence
  • References are not required for this award and will not be accepted    

The RSC reserves the right to rescind any Prize or Award if there is reasonable grounds to do so. All nominators will be asked to confirm that, to the best of their knowledge, there is no confirmed or potential impediment to their nominee receiving this prize/award related to their professional standing. Our Professional Practice and Code of Conduct can be referred to as a guide on expected standards.

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Selection Criteria for RSC Awards

Our selection committees base their evaluations primarily on the overall quality of relevant contributions made by nominees and not simply on quantitative measures.

The selection committee(s) will consider the following aspects of all nominations for scientific research Awards as appropriate:

  • Originality of research
  • Impact of research
  • Quality of publications and/or patents and/or software
  • Innovation
  • Professional standing
  • Collaborations and teamwork
  • Other indicators of esteem indicated by the nominee/nominator    

Awards Working Group

  • Duncan Bruce, University of York (Chair)
  • Duncan Graham, University of Strathclyde 
  • Rob Field, University of Manchester 
  • Robert Mulvey, University of Strathclyde
  • Simon Lancaster, University of East Anglia
  • Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Heriot-Watt University
  • Claire Vallance, University of Oxford
  • Roy Sandbach, Newcastle University
  • Milo Shaffer, Imperial College London
  • Stuart Conway, University of Oxford 

Previous Winners

Alexander Todd - Hans Krebs Lectureship in Chemical Sciences Previous Winners

2007 - present

History of the Award

The Royal Society of Chemistry - Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker Alexander Todd - Hans Krebs Lectureship in Chemical Sciences was established in 2006 in order to develop and strengthen the scientific links between Germany and the UK.

The award is run biennially by the GDCh and RSC, alternating between nominees working and residing in the UK and in Germany respectively.

Contact and Further Information

Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 420066