Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. h. c. mult.

Peter Palese

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 2002

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York


Research Areas:

  • Medical-Theoretical Sciences, Pharmacy
  • Vaccine development
  • Medical biology
  • Medical molecular biology
  • Virology



Selected Memberships:

  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Academy of Medicine
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften

Selected Prizes:

  • Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen für Wissenschaft und Kunst
  • Robert Koch-Preis, Berlin
  • Dr. h. c. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Baylor College of Medicine and McMaster University
  • European Virology Award (EVA), European Society for Virology
  • Pasteur Award, Sanofi-Institut

Selected Publications:

  • Pica, N.; Palese, P. (2013) Toward a universal influenza virus vaccine: prospects and challenges. Annual Review of Medicine, Bd. 64, S. 189-202.
  • Pica, N.; Hai, R.; Krammer, F.; Wang, T. T.; Maamary, J. et al. [..] (2012) Hemagglutinin stalk antibodies elicited by the 2009 pandemic influenza virus as a mechanism for the extinction of seasonal H1N1 viruses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Bd. 109, S. 2573-2578.
  • Wang, T. T.; Palese, P. (2009) Unraveling the mystery of swine influenza virus. Cell, Bd. 137, S. 983-985.
  • Enami, M.; Luytjes, W.; Krystal, M.; Palese, P. (1990) Introduction of site-specific mutations into the genome of influenza virus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Bd. 87, S. 3802-3805.
  • Palese, Peter (1977) The genes of influenza virus. Cell, Bd. 10, S. 1-10.