The Otto-Roth-Preis award is given annually due to a donation by the University of Lübeck. It is bestowed by the Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer of the University of Lübeck to appreciate outstanding dissertations.
Professor Otto Roth (1862-1944), the eponym of the award was the first expert in surgery of Lübeck. From 1897 to 1933, he was head of the Surgical Department which is part of the „Allgemeines Krankenhaus“ of the Hanseatic city. In a collaboration with Heinrich Dräger he developed the world-famous Roth-Dräger anesthesia which was the beginning of modern ventilation technology.
The prize is endowed with 2,500 € and is assigned every year.
The doctoral committee submits a proposal, which is usually followed by the presidium and alumni.
2018 Dr. med. Louisa Bolm, Surgery
2017 Dr. med. Johanna Schuchard, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
2016 Dr. rer. nat. Katharina Schregel, Neuroradiology
2015 Dr. rer. biol. hum. Christina Loley, Medical Biometry and Statistics
2014 Dr. rer. nat. Bernhard Gleich, Medical technology
2013 Dr. med. Celine Hardenbicker, Dermatology
2012 Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Inf. Michael Andreas Christian Dorr, Neurolo- and Bioinformatics
2011 Dr. rer. hum. biol. Susanne Diekelmann, Neuroendocrinology
2010 Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Rademacher, Chemics
2009 Dr. rer. hum. biol. Dipl. oec. troph. Christian Benedict, Neuroendocrinology
2008 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Werner, Telematics
2007 Dr. med. Daniel Siegl, Physiology
2006 Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Phys. Jörg Neumann, medical laser-centre
2005 Dr. med. Dmitry Cherkasov, Biology
2004 Dr. rer. nat. Paul D. Mannheimer, PhD, Medical technology