CSL Behring Prof. Heimburger Award
Global Research Grant – Coagulation

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CSL Behring GmbH
Att. Dieter Pluennecke
Commercial Development Coagulation
Emil-von-Behring-Strasse 76
35041 Marburg
T: +49 6421 394191


Prof. Heimburger Award 2016: >Download award information
CSL Behring is committed to supporting long-range progress in the area of coagulation. Based on recent publications and feedback from the medical community, it is important to encourage the next generation of coagulation specialists to medically and scientifically establish themselves, in order to have continued progress in this therapeutic area.

Professor Dr. Norbert Heimburger

Professor Dr. Norbert Heimburger
Professor Dr. Norbert Heimburger, a CSL Behring employee for over three decades, devoted his work to blood coagulation. During that time, he characterized and purified a large number of plasma proteins and was instrumental in making these available to the medical community as therapeutic options. One of his major contributions in this area was the development of virus-safe plasma products based on pasteurization.

Due to his determination and his constant interaction with leading hemophilia and coagulation specialists, Behring launched the first effectively virus-inactivated FVIII concentrate in 1981. Honored with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1991, Professor Dr. Heimburger retired in 1991 but was still very much involved with CSL Behring as a Scientific Advisor until he passed away in September 2006.

CSL Behring named this grant CSL Behring - Prof. Heimburger Award to honor Professor Dr. Heimburger.

CSL Behring Professor Heimburger Award Winners


2015 awards  Click here to view the 2015 awards video

  • Ashwini Bennett, M.D., Hematology Department, Monash Health (Australia)
  • Bryce Andrew Kerlin, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine (U.S.)
  • Jenny Klintman, M.D., Skane University Hospital, Clinical Collaboration Research Unit Lund University (Sweden)
  • Tesse Leunissen, M.D., University Medical Centre Utrecht (Netherlands)
  • Michelle Sonneveld, M.D., Erasmus University Medical Center (Netherlands)


  • Satoshi Nishimura, M.D., PhD, Jichi Medical University, Center for Molecular Medicine, (Japan)
  • Dominic Pepperell, M.D., Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney University, (Australia)
  • Axel Schlagenhauf, M.D., Department of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Medical University of Graz (Austria)
  • Marleen Straat, M.D., Academic Medical Center Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Alice van Velzen, M.D., Emma Children’s Hospital, Academic Medical Center (Netherlands)


  • Marije Baaij, M.D., University Medical Center Utrecht (Netherlands)
  • Brain Branchford, M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children‘s Hospital Colorado (U.S.)
  • James David McFadyen, M.D., Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Alfred Hospital and Monash University (Australia)
  • Karin Petronella Maria van Galen, M.D., University Medical Center Utrecht Van Creveldkliniek (Netherlands)
  • Heiko Ruhl, M.D., Institute of Experimental Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, University Hospital Bonn (Germany)

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