Winners of the Zietzschmann-Preuss Award

On this page you will find all of the laureates of the Zietzschmann-Press Award. Click on any person/year for full information. You will find full details of the basis on which the prize is awarded on the "Statutes" page.

2016
Claire Douart, France
"Temporal Evolution of Hepatic Anatomy During Gestation and Growth in the Sheep"

2016 : Claire Douart (Laboratory of Anatomy of Domestic Animals, Oniris, Nantes Atlantic NAtional College of Veterinary Medicine, Anatomy of Domestic Animals, BP 40 706, Nantes cedex 3F, 44307 France) for her paper entitled: “Temporal Evolution of Hepatic Anatomy During Gestation and Growth in the Sheep” which she published, together with the co-authors L. Briand, E. Betti, D. Bencharif and D. Tainturier, in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 2015, 44, pp. 22-36.

2015
Cordula Gabriel (Bartel), Austria
"Characterization of Foamy Epithelial Surface Cells in the Canine Endometrium"
Mag.rer.nat. Cordula GABRIEL (BARTEL), PhD, receives the Zietzschmann-Preuss Award 2015
Mag.rer.nat. Cordula GABRIEL (BARTEL), PhD, receives the Zietzschmann-Preuss Award 2015 from Prof. R. Henry (President of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists), Prof. P. Simoens (President of the Board of Trustees of the Prize) and Prof. F. Sinowatz (Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia) at the occasion of the XXXIst EAVA Congress in Vienna (Austria, July 2016).

2015 : Cordula GABRIEL (BARTEL) (Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Department of Pathobiology, Veterinärplatz 1, A-1210 Vienna, Austria) for her paper entitled: “Characterization of Foamy Epithelial Surface Cells in the Canine Endometrium” which she published, together with the co-authors A. Tichy and I. Walter, in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 2014, 43, pp. 165-181.

This paper was elected and applauded as being an authentic, detailed, excellently illustrated microscopic study of the canine endometrium, which is based on a wide range of methods, contains interesting reflections on the potential role of this specific endometrial morphology in early pregnancy events, and is therefore clinically very relevant.

2014
Barbara Maurer, Austria
"A Chick Embryo with a yet Unclassified Type of Cephalothoracopagus Malformation and a Hypothesis for Explaining its Genesis"
Mag.rer.nat. Barbara MAURER, PhD, receives the Zietzschmann-Preuss Award 2014
Mag.rer.nat. Barbara MAURER, PhD, receives the Zietzschmann-Preuss Award 2014 from Prof. R. Henry (President of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists), Prof. P. Simoens (President of the Board of Trustees of the Prize) and Prof. F. Sinowatz (Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia) at the occasion of the XXXIst EAVA Congress in Vienna (Austria, July 2016).

2014 : Barbara MAURER (Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Medical University of Vienna, Währingerstraße 13, A-1090 Vienna, Austria) for the paper entitled: “A Chick Embryo with a yet Unclassified Type of Cephalothoracopagus Malformation and a Hypothesis for Explaining its Genesis”, which she published, together with the co-authors S.H. Geyer and W.J. Weninger, in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 2013, 42, pp. 191-200.

The prize has been awarded because this paper because it contains a challenging novel hypothesis, based on impressive three-dimensional and quantification techniques, and resulting in a classical embryological study with excellent illustrations combined with a modern and promising point of view.

2013
Monica Colitti, Italy
"BCL-2 Family of Proteins and Mammary Cellular Fate"
Professor Monica Colitti, Winner of the Zietzschmann-Preuss Award 2013
Professor Monica Colitti, Winner of the Zietzschmann-Preuss Award 2013

2013 : Monica COLITTI (Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Via delle Scienze 206, 33100 Udine, Italy) for the paper entitled: “BCL-2 Family of Proteins and Mammary Cellular Fate” published in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 2012, 41, pp. 237-247. This paper was awarded as a very nice, thorough review of the pro-apoptotic and anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members, presenting innovative aspects of applied research and showing how the mammary gland can serve as a model tissue to study the regulation of cellular fate.

2012
Dr Tamas Somfai, Japan
"Cytoskeletal Abnormalities in Relation with Meiotic Competence and Ageing in Porcine and Bovine Oocytes During in vitro Maturation"
Dr Tamas Somfai (Laureate) and part of his research team
Dr. Tamas SOMFAI (Laureate) and part of his research team, represented by Dr. K. Kikuchi (Senior Researcher, left), Dr. M. Geshi (team leader) and Dr. K. Nirasawa (Division leader)(to the right), at the 118th meeting of the Japanese Society of Animal Science in Tsukuba (Japan, March 2014)

2012 : Tamas SOMFAI (National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), 2 Ikenodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 905-0901, Japan) for his paper entitled: “Cytoskeletal Abnormalities in Relation with Meiotic Competence and Ageing in Porcine and Bovine Oocytes During in vitro Maturation”, which he published, together with co-authors K. Kikuchi, M. Kaneda, S. Akagi, S. Watanabe, E. Mizutani, S. Haraguchi, T. Q. Dang-Nguyen, Y. Inaba, M. Geshi and T. Nagai, in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia , 2011, 40, pp. 335-344.

This well documented and nicely illustrated study deals with an important topic and is based on the use of different morphological techniques. For a long time neglected, the cytoskeleton is more and more in the focus of modern research. The in vitro results of this study increase our knowledge of general principles as well as the species specificity of problems in assisted reproduction of domestic animals.

2011
Ward de Spiegelaere, Belgium
"Detection of Hypoxia Inducible Factors and Angiogenic Growth Factors during Foetal Endochondral and Intramembranous Ossification"
Ward De Spiegelaere receives the Zietzschmann-Preuss Award 2011 from Prof. R. Henry (President of the World 
						Association of Veterinary Anatomists), Prof. F. Sinowatz (Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia) 
						and Prof. P. Simoens
Ward DE SPIEGELAERE receives the Zietzschmann-Preuss Award 2011 from Prof. R. Henry (President of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists), Prof. F. Sinowatz (Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia) and Prof. P. Simoens (President of the Board of Trustees of the Prize) at the occasion of the XXIXth EAVA Congress in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria, July 2012)

2011 : Ward DE SPIEGELAERE (Department of Morphology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Salisburylaan 133, B-9820 Merelbeke, Ghent University, Belgium) for his paper entitled: “Detection of Hypoxia Inducible Factors and Angiogenic Growth Factors during Foetal Endochondral and Intramembranous Ossification” which he published, together with the co-authors P. Cornillie, C. Casteleyn, C. Burvenich and W. Van den Broeck, in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 2010, 39, pp. 376-384.

In their motivation, the Board Members applauded this paper as an excellent investigation which is based on a diverse methodological approach, offers important data for better understanding the complex topic of skeletogenesis, is concluded with a most interesting discussion, and has high potential clinical impact.

2010
Sabine Kaessmeyer, Germany
"New Insights in Vascular Development: Vasculogenesis and Endothelial Progenitor Cells"
Sabine KAESSMEYER, winner of the Zietzschmann-Preuss Award 2010 Sabine KAESSMEYER, winner of the Zietzschmann-Preuss Award 2010, is congratulated by Prof. P. Simoens 
							(President of the Board of Trustees of the Prize) and Prof. F. SINOWATZ (Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anatomia 
							Histologia Embryologia) during the XXVIIIth EAVA Congress in Paris (July 2010)
Sabine KAESSMEYER, winner of the Zietzschmann-Preuss Award 2010, is congratulated by Prof. P. Simoens (President of the Board of Trustees of the Prize) and Prof. F. SINOWATZ (Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia) during the XXVIIIth EAVA Congress in Paris (July 2010)

2010 : Sabine KAESSMEYER (Institute of Veterinary Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, Koserstrasse 20, D-14195 Berlin, Deutschland) for her paper entitled: “New Insights in Vascular Development: Vasculogenesis and Endothelial Progenitor Cells” which she published together with J. Plendl, P. Custodis and M. Bahramsoltani in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 2009, 38, 1-11.

The prize has been awarded because this very well documented and illustrated paper gives an excellent review of vascular development, an item which has a major impact in prenatal organogenesis as well as in numerous normal and pathological postnatal processes. It offers very clear, well defined and precise insights, contains substantial contributions made by the research team of the authors, and presents a extensive reference list which is a most useful source of information.

2009
Rebecca Kenngott, Germany
"Expression and Distribution of Intermediate-filament Proteins and Laminin during the development of the Bovine Müllerian Duct"
Rebecca KENNGOTT, winner of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2009, receives her award at the occasion of the 
						XXVIIIth EAVA Congress in Paris (July 2010)
Rebecca KENNGOTT, winner of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2009, receives her award at the occasion of the XXVIIIth EAVA Congress in Paris (July 2010) from Prof. P. Simoens (President of the Board of Trustees of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize) and Prof. F. SINOWATZ (Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia)

2009 : Rebecca KENNGOTT (Lehrstuhl für Tieranatomie II, University of Munich, Veterinärstrasse 13, D-80539 Munich, Germany), for her paper entitled: "Expression and Distribution of Intermediate-filament Proteins and Laminin during the development of the Bovine Müllerian Duct”, that she published together with Prof. F. Sinowatz in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 2008, 37, 223-230.

The prize has been awarded because this immunohistochemical study, along with a number of other papers in which the laureate describes the prenatal development of the bovine oviduct, presents elaborate and abundantly documented information about the development of the mammalian female genital tract.

2008
Giorgia Cabianca, Italy
"Expression of Anti Müllerian Hormone (AMH) in Female Fetal Intersex Gonads in the Bovine"
Giorgia CABIANCA, winner of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2008
Giorgia CABIANCA, winner of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2008

2008 : Giorgia CABIANCA (Department of Experimental Veterinary Science, University of Padua, Agripolis, Legnaro (PD), Italy) for her paper entitled "Expression of Anti Müllerian Hormone (AMH) in Female Fetal Intersex Gonads in the Bovine", which she published together with A. Rota, B. Cozzi and C. Ballarin in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 2007, 36, 24-26. The prize has been awarded because this clear and comprehensive immunohistochemical study presents interesting novel insights into the mechanisms causing bovine freemartinism, which is a phenomenon of major clinical relevance.

2007
Dr. Tatsuya Tada, Japan
"Morphological Study of the Transition of Haematopoietic Sites in the Developing Mouse During the Peri-natal Period"
Dr. Tatsuya TADA received the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2007 from 
							Dr. Tsukasa Matsud and Prof. Katsuhiro Fukuta
At the occasion of his PhD graduation, Dr. Tatsuya TADA (center) received the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2007 from Dr. Tsukasa Matsud, Dean of the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University (right) and Prof. Katsuhiro Fukuta, Promoter and Co-author of the prize-paper (left).

2007 : Tatsuya TADA (Laboratory of Animal Morphology and Function, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Science, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan) for his paper entitled "Morphological Study of the Transition of Haematopoietic Sites in the Developing Mouse During the Peri-natal Period" which he published together with D.T. WIDAYATI and K. FUKUTA in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 2006, 35, 235-240. The prize has been awarded to the Laureate because of the originality and thoroughness of his study, dealing with a most important period in haematopoiesis that had not received much attention hitherto.

2006
Dr. Nagwa El-Nefiawy, Egypt
"Dendritic Cell Differentiation and Maturation in Embryonic Rat Liver: Immunohistochemistry and Electron Microscopy with Reference to Dendritic Cell Contacts"
Nagwa El-Nefiawy, winner of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2006
Nagwa El-Nefiawy, winner of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2006

2006 : Nagwa EL-NEFIAWY (Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Abassia, Cairo, Egypt) for her paper entitled "Dendritic Cell Differentiation and Maturation in Embryonic Rat Liver: Immunohistochemistry and Electron Microscopy with Reference to Dendritic Cell Contacts" which she published together with K. ABDEL-HAKIM, N. KANAYAMA and T. TERAO in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 2005, 34, 72-79.

2005
Joo-Cheol Park, Korea
"Preferential Expression of L-type Amino Acid Transporter 1 in Ameloblasts During Rat Tooth Development"
Joo-Cheol Park, winner of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2005
Joo-Cheol Park, winner of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2005

2005 : Joo-Cheol PARK (Department of Oral Histology, College of Dentistry, Chosun University, Dong-Gu, Gwang-Ju, Korea) for his paper entitled: "Preferential Expression of L-type Amino Acid Transporter 1 in Ameloblasts During Rat Tooth Development" which he published together with Y. B. KIM, J. H. YOON, H.-J. KIM, S. M. KIM, Y. KANAI, H. ENDOU and D. K. KIM, in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 2004, 33, 119-124.

The prize-paper has been recommended as a most important immunohistochemical study of dental development which opens new perspectives for better understanding odontogenesis, presenting novel and well documented data resulting from a modern investigation.

2004
Prof. Dr. Deryl L. Troyer, U.S.A.
"Incorporation of Bovine Bone Marrow Stromal Cells into Porcine Foetal Tissues after Xenotransplantation"
Prof. Dr. Deryl L. TROYER receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2004 The official document is presented to the Laureate by Prof. P. Simoens 
							(President of the Board of Trustees of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize) (left photo) and a laudation is read by Prof. L. Freeman
							(President of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists) (right photo)
Prof. Dr. Deryl L. TROYER receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2004 during the XXVIth Congress of the European Association of Veterinary Anatomists in Messina (July 22, 2006). The official document is presented to the Laureate by Prof. P. Simoens (President of the Board of Trustees of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize) (left photo) and a laudation is read by Prof. L. Freeman (President of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists) (right photo). (Photographs courtesy by Prof. R. Henry, Knoxville, TN, USA).

2004 : Deryl L. TROYER (Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA) for his paper entitled: "Incorporation of Bovine Bone Marrow Stromal Cells into Porcine Foetal Tissues after Xenotransplantation" which he published, together with M.L. WEISS, K.E. MITCHELL, P.L.MARTIN and D.L. DAVIS, in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 32, 98-101, 2003. This paper describes an animal model for the introduction and integration of autologous stem cells into foetal organs, and provides an important potential for ex-vivo gene therapy to enhance the health and well-being of animals and humans.

2003
Prof. Dr. Dr. Fred Sinowatz, Germany
"Functional Morphology of the Zona Pellucida"
Prof. Dr. Dr. Fred SINOWATZ receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2003 
							from Prof. P. Simoens and Prof. L. Freeman
Prof. Dr. Dr. Fred SINOWATZ (centre of the scene) receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2003 from Prof. P. Simoens (President of the Board of Trustees of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize) and Prof. L. Freeman (President of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists) during the XXVIth Congress of the European Association of Veterinary Anatomists in Messina (July 22, 2006). (Photograph courtesy by Prof. R. Henry, Knoxville, TN, USA).

2003 : Fred SINOWATZ (Institute of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Munich, Germany) for his extensive and excellent work on veterinary embryology, as evidenced by numerous publications in scientific books and journals, and in particular for his paper entitled: "Functional Morphology of the Zona Pellucida" which he published, together with E. TÖPFER-PETERSEN, S. KÖLLE and G. PALMA, in the Journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 30, 257-26, 2001.

This paper reviews a functionally important topic of reproduction in a very clear and precise style and with excellent illustrations, and perfectly illustrates that the Laureate is a leading scientist in the area of veterinary reproduction and embryology.

2002
PD Dr. sc. agr. Katja Prelle, Germany
"Immunocytochemical Analysis of Vimentin Expression Patterns in Porcine Embryos Suggests Mesodermal Differentation from Day 9 After Conception"
PD Dr. sc. agr. Katja Prelle receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2002 from Prof. F. Sinowatz
PD Dr. sc. agr. Katja Prelle receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2002 from Prof. F. Sinowatz (Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia during a Scientific Research Conference about Reproductive Medicine in Münich (September 11, 2003).

2002 : Katja PRELLE (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany) for her paper entitled "Immunocytochemical Analysis of Vimentin Expression Patterns in Porcine Embryos Suggests Mesodermal Differentation from Day 9 After Conception" which she published together with W. HOLTZ and M.OSBORN in the journal Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 30, 339-344, 2001.

This study offers new insight into inner cell mass differentiation in a most important experimental animal species by using modern techniques. The excellent scientific merits of the laureate are further evidenced by the very informative review paper on pluripotent embryonic stem cells published by the same author in a subsequent issue of Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 31, 169-186, 2002.

2001
Ahmet K. Karabulut, Turkey
"Growth-Promoting Effects of Different Fractions of Extra-Embryonic Coelomic Fluid on Embryonic Development"
Dr. Ahmet K. Karabulut (centre of the scene) receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2001 from 
							Prof. P. Simoens, President of the Board of Trustees of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize
Dr. Ahmet K. Karabulut (centre of the scene) receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2001 from Prof. P. Simoens (President of the Board of Trustees of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize) during the XXIVth Congress of the European Association of Veterinary Anatomists in Brno (July 25, 2002) in the presence of Prof. H. Waibl (President of the European Association of Veterinary Anatomists) and Prof. R. Henry (President of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists). (Photograph courtesy by Prof. Y. HASHIMOTO, Sapporo).

2001 : Ahmet K. KARABULUT (Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey) for his paper entitled "Growth-Promoting Effects of Different Fractions of Extra-Embryonic Coelomic Fluid on Embryonic Development", published together with R. LAYFIELD and M. K. PRATTEN in the journal Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia, 29, 225 -234, 2000.

This experimental embryologic study makes use of a wide range of modern techniques and a nice iconography for demonstrating the presence of growth-promoting factors that regulate embryonic development. This well documented paper offers a useful model for further basic and applied research in laboratory and domestic animal development.

2000
Dr. Katrin Henneicke-Urban, Germany
"Development of Myelination in the Bovine Fetal Brain: an Immunohistochemical Study"
Dr. Katrin Henneicke-Urban receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2000 during a ceremony in the Department of 
						Anatomy of the Veterinary Faculty of Hannover on November 3, 2000. Dr. Katrin Henneicke-Urban receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2000 during a ceremony in the Department of 
						Anatomy of the Veterinary Faculty of Hannover on November 3, 2000.
Dr. Katrin Henneicke-Urban receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2000 during a ceremony in the Department of Anatomy of the Veterinary Faculty of Hannover on November 3, 2000. The official document is handed over by Prof. H. Waibl (President of the European Association of Veterinary Anatomists) (left photo). The right photo shows the Prize winner flanked by Prof. M. Hewicker-Trautwein and Prof. G. Trautwein, co-authors of the prize-paper together with Prof. Waibl. (Photographs courtesy by TiHo, Hannover).

2000 : Katrin HENNEICKE - URBAN (University of Hannover, Germany) for her studies published together with M. HEWICKER- TRAUTWEIN and G. TRAUTWEIN, "Development of Myelination in the Bovine Fetal Brain: an Immunohistochemical Study" (Anat. Histol. Embryol. 26, 187-193, 1997) and "Immunohistochemical Localization of Transferrin in the Pre- and Postnatal Bovine Brain" (Anat. Histol. Embryol. 27, 45-49, 1998).

The exact knowledge of the pre- and postnatal development of the brain is very important for understanding various hereditary and congenital diseases of the nervous system in the ox. However, the number of fundamental studies dealing with the ontogenesis of the bovine brain is still amazingly small. The thorough immunohistochemical investigations by K. Urban, M. Hewicker- Trautwein and G. Trautwein have broadened our insight into the normal progress of myelination in the central nervous system, and the localization of transferrin in the oligodendrocytes during ontogenesis is a very important contribution to understanding of this process. Therefore these studies contain most interesting and useful information about the development of the bovine brain.

1999
Dr. Brigitte M. Grether, Switzerland
"The Glandular Changes of the Placenta of the Bitch in the Second Third of Pregnancy (day 30-40): An Ultrastructural, Ultrachemical and Lectinhistochemical Investigation"
Dr. Katrin Henneicke-Urban receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 2000 during a ceremony in the Department of 
						Anatomy of the Veterinary Faculty of Hannover on November 3, 2000.
Dr. Brigitte M. Grether receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 1999 from Prof. J. Frewein (Past President of WAVA) during the General Assembly of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists in Lyon (September 25, 1999). (Photograph courtesy by Prof. H. Geyer, Zürich).

1999 : Brigitte M. GRETHER (University of Bern, Switzerland) for her paper entitled "The Glandular Changes of the Placenta of the Bitch in the Second Third of Pregnancy (day 30-40): An Ultrastructural, Ultrachemical and Lectinhistochemical Investigation", which she published together with A.E. Friess and M.H. Stoffel in the Journal Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia,1998, 27, 95-103.

This meticulous paper, which is an elaboration of the dissertation study of the senior author, is based on an excellent methodology and contains important original findings and excellent illustrations. This investigation forms an important progress in the study of placental function.

1998
Prof. G. Hummel, Germany
"Development, Cytoarchitecture and Ultrastructure of the Mesencephalic Trigeminal Nucleus in Domestic Ruminants"
Prof. G. Hummel receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 1998 from Prof. J. Frewein 
							(Past President of WAVA).
Prof. G. Hummel receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 1998 from Prof. J. Frewein (Past President of WAVA) during the General Assembly of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists in Lyon (September 25, 1999). (Photograph courtesy by Prof. H. Geyer, Zürich).

1998 : Gerhard HUMMEL (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany) for his study "Development, Cytoarchitecture and Ultrastructure of the Mesencephalic Trigeminal Nucleus in Domestic Ruminants" (Anat. Histol. Ernbryol. 26, 99-106, 1997) which he wrote with A. HILD and S. WENISCH, as well as for his further fundamental investigations of the mesencephalon and other parts of animal brains, including in part embryology. Hummel's publications are based on subtle working on extensive material. The morphological results are always interpreted functionally. The award of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize should also be a recognition for the many years of neuroanatomical research by the laureate.

1997
Prof. Eduardo Martin, Uruguay
"The Glandular Changes of the Placenta of the Bitch in the Second Third of Pregnancy (day 30-40): An Ultrastructural, Ultrachemical and Lectinhistochemical Investigation"
Prof. E. Martin, winner of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 1997
Prof. E. Martin, winner of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 1997

1997 : Eduardo MARTIN (University of Montevideo, Uruguay) for his study "Development of the Genital Peritoneal Folds in Mammals" (Anat.Histol.Embryol. 22, 201-211, 1993; 24, 285-287, 1995; 25, 187-195,1996).

As first and only author the prizewinner investigated basic questions of homology and described the species-specific characteristics of the development of the genital folds in sheep and pig. The studies are documented exemplarily and carry on the basic thoughts of O. Zietzschmann to a scientifically and didactically important result. His study is a step forward of education and research in veterinary embryology.

1996
Professor Clemens Knospe, Germany
"Zur praenatalen Entwicklung des Pferdeovars; Zur praenatalen Entwicklung der Glandula mandibularis und Glandula parotis der Katze"
Prof. C. Knospe receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 1996 during a ceremony in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy 
							of the University of München on November 15, 1996. Prof. C. Knospe receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 1996 during a ceremony in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy 
							of the University of München on November 15, 1996.
Prof. C. Knospe receives the Otto Zietzschmann Prize 1996 during a ceremony in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy of the University of München on November 15, 1996. The official document is handed over by Prof. F. Sinowatz (Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia) (left photo) and the laudatio is read by Prof. B. Vollmerhaus (First President of the Board of Trustees of the Otto Zietzschmann Prize) (right photo)

1996 : Clemens KNOSPE (University of München, Germany) for his studies "Zur praenatalen Entwicklung des Pferdeovars" (Anat.Histol.Embryol. 21, 306-313, 1992) and "Zur praenatalen Entwicklung der Glandula mandibularis und Glandula parotis der Katze" (Anat.Histol.Embryol. 24, 1-6, 1995). These papers excell by a precise methodology and clear descriptions.

Furthermore, Prof. Knospe has published - either a sole author or together with various co-authors- a series of important and original studies on veterinary embryology which give proof of his expertise in experimental veterinary embryological research and will promote the further development of this field of reach. Awarding the Otto Zietzschmann Prize to Prof. Knospe is both an acknowledgment and a support for his in-depth investigations.

1995
Dr. Tosiro Tiba, Japan
"Regularities and Irregularities in the Structure of the Seminiferous Epithelium in the Domestic Fowl (Gallus domesticus)"
Dr. T. Tiba (right) receives the first Otto Zietzschmann Prize from Prof. T. Nishida (Vice President of WAVA) Dr. T. Tiba (right) receives the first Otto Zietzschmann Prize from Prof. T. Nishida (Vice President of WAVA)
Dr. T. Tiba (right) receives the first Otto Zietzschmann Prize from Prof. T. Nishida (Vice President of WAVA) during the General Assembly of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists in Tokyo (1995). (Photographs courtesy by Prof. J. Frewein, Zürich).

1995: Tosiro TIBA (University of Gifu, Japan) for his study "Regularities and Irregularities in the Structure of the Seminiferous Epithelium in the Domestic Fowl (Gallus domesticus)" (Anat. Histol. Embryol. 21, 241-253 and 254-263, 1993). Dr. T. TIBA and his colleagues K. YOSHIDA, M. MIYAKE, Y.S. SHIMIZU, K. TSUCHIYA, I. KITA and T. TSUBOTA have succeeded very well in giving a clear and detailed description of spermatogenesis in birds. He has inaugurated a topic of high scientific topicality, and has investigated it meticulously with exemplary documentation. His study is a step forward in reproductive biology and veterinary embryology.