Der Susanne Klein-Vogelbach-Preis

Der seit 1999 ausgeschriebene “Susanne Klein-Vogelbach-Preis zur Erforschung der menschlichen Bewegung“ richtet sich an Forscherinnen und Forscher, die sich in den Neurowissenschaften, in der Orthopädie und in der Anatomie in hervorragender Weise den Grundlagen der menschlichen Bewegung im weitesten Sinne und ihrer Rehabilitation nach traumatischen Schädigungen bzw. neurologischen Erkrankungen widmen. Dabei ist Bewegung nicht allein auf Fortbewegung beschränkt, sondern jede muskulär induzierte Bewegung bis hin zur Mimik und Musik ist als Forschungsthema willkommen. Der Preis ist mit 10.000 SFr (Schweizer Franken) dotiert.

Seit 2004 können hervorragende Arbeiten aus der Physiotherapie, die für den Klein-Vogelbach-Preis eingereicht werden, mit dem Special Award ausgezeichnet werden. Dieser ist mit 2.000 SFr dotiert.

ANNOUNCEMENTSusanne Klein-Vogelbach-Prize 2018

Deadline: october 1st, 2018

The "Susanne Klein-Vogelbach-Prize for the Research of Human Movement" exists in its 18th year. The prize will be awarded to researchers in neuroscience, orthopedics and associated sciences whose work is oriented to a better understanding of the underlying principles of human movement and its rehabilitation. Movement in this context is not restricted to locomotion, it rather covers all kinds of muscular induced human movement including mime and music.

The Klein-Vogelbach-Foundation invites authors who have published a scientific paper in this area within the last two years or whose paper has been accepted for publication to apply for the prize and to submit their paper. The prize is endowed with 10,000 CHF (Swiss Francs). In addition to this price, outstanding publications in physical therapy may be submitted for the special award, which will be endowed with 2,000 CHF (Swiss Franks).

The concept of functional kinetics developed by Dr. h. c. Susanne Klein-Vogelbach (1909 – 1996) has gained great impact on the analysis of normal human movement and on the rehabilitation of impaired movement after traumatic injuries or neurological diseases. Her concept has found wide international acceptance. Through workshops, courses and seminars and through her books she inspired young people to apply her therapeutic concept in physiotherapy. Countless patients owe her their gratitude for being able to find their way back to normal movement without pain thanks to Klein-Vogelbach's concept.

Authors who want to submit their paper should observe the following criteria:
  • Papers in English will be preferred.
  • References from a third party are not required. 
  • Papers which have already been submitted for a prize will not be taken into account.
  • Application forms must be sent in by Ocotber 1st, 2018 electronically only.

Bisherige Preisträger

  • 2017 Prof. Kleber Boris, Montreal Canada
Friberg A; Zeitouni A; Zatorre R.: Experience-dependent Modulation of right a nterior insula and sensorimotor regions as a funtion of noise-masked auditory Feedback in singers and nonsingers. NeuroImage 147 (2017) 97-110
  • 2017 Oberer Nicole (MSc), Bern, Switzerland

Gashaj V.; Roebers C.: Motor skills in kindergarten: Internal structure, cognitive correlates and relationship to Background variables. Human Movement Science 52 p 170-180


  • 2016 Dr. Anat Mirelman, Tel-Aviv, Israel
    Anat Mirelman, Lynn Rochester, Inbal Maidan, Silvia Del Din, Lisa Alcock, Freek  Nieuwhof, Marcel Olde Rikkert, Bastiaan R Bloem, Elisa Pelosin,Laura Avanzino, Giovanni Abbruzzese, Kim Dockx, Esther Bekkers, Nir Giladi, Alice Nieuwboer, Jeffrey M Hausdorff
    Addition of a non-immersive virtual reality component to
    treadmill training to reduce fall risk in older adults (V-TIME):
    a randomised controlled trial

    The Lancet, online August 11, 2016

  • 2016 Dr. Sibylle Herholz, Bonn, Germany (Special Award)
    Sibylle C. Herholz, Emily B.J. Coffey, Christo Pantev, and Robert J. Zatorre
    Dissociation of Neural Networks for Predisposition and for Training-Related Plasticity in Auditory-Motor Learning
    Cerebral Cortex, 2015, 1–10    
  • 2015 Dr. Mirta Fiorio, Verona
    Dr. Mehran Emadi Andani, Isfahan & Verona

    Mirta Fiorio, Mehran Emadi Andani, Angela Marotta, Joseph Classen, and Michele Tinazzi
    Placebo-Induced Changes in Excitatory and Inhibitory
    Corticospinal Circuits during Motor Performance
    The Journal of Neuroscience, March 12, 2014 • 34(11):3993– 4005 
  • 2014 Dr. Maria Herrojo Ruiz, Berlin
    Maria Herrojo Ruiz, Marco Rusconi, Christof Brücke, John-Dylan Haynes, Thomas Schönecke and Andrea A. Kühn.
    Encoding of sequence boundaries in the subthalamic nucleaus of patients with Parkinson's disease
    Brain 2014; Oct; 137 (Pt. 10):2715-30
  • 2014 Dr. Naznin Virji Babul, Vancouver (Special Award)
    Naama Rotem-Kohavi, Courtney G.E. Hilderman, Aiping Liu, Nadia Makan, Jane Z. Wang and Naznin Virji-Babul
    Network analysis of perception-action coupling  in infants.
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2014, April 8
  • 2013 Dr. Nadia Dominci, Yuri P. Ivanenko, Germana Cappellini, Andrea d'Avella, Vito Mondi, Marika Cicchese, Adel Fabiano, Tiziana Sileii, Ambrogio Di Paolo, Carlo Giannini, Richard E. poppele, Francesco Lacquaniti: Locomotor Pimtie in newborn Babies and their Develpment. sience 334:97 (2011)
  • 2012 Joseph M. Galea, Birmingham Alejandro Vazquez, Neel Pasricha, Jean-Jacques Orban de Xivry, Pablo Celnik: Dissociating the Roles of the Cerebellum and 
    Motor Cortex during Adaptive Learning: The Motor Cortex Retains What the 
    Cerebellum Learns. Cerebal Cortex (2011), Vol 21 (8): 1761-1770
  • 2011 R.C. Helmich, Nijmegen
    Janssen M.J.R., Oyen W.J.G., Bloem R.B. and Toni I: Pallidal Dysfunction Drives a Cerebellothalamic Circuit into Parkinson Tremor, Annals of Neurology (2011): vol. 69:269-281
  • 2011 P. Berque, Glasgow (Special Award)
    Gray H., Harkness C. and McFayden A.: A Combination of Constraint-induced Therapy and Motor Control Retraining in the Treatment of Focal Hand Dystonia in Musicians, Medical Problems of Performing Artists (2010): vol 25:149-161
  • 2010 Dr. Andreas R. Luft, Zurich
    Katiuska Molina-Luna, Ana Pekanovic, Sebastian Röhrich, Benjamin Hertler, Maximilian Schubring-Giese, Mengia-Seraina Rioult-Pedotti, Andreas R. Luft: Dopamine in motor cortex is necessary for skill learning and synaptic plasticity, PLoS ONE (2009): vol. 4 (9) pp. E7082

  • 2010 Dr. Hubertus J.A. van Hedel, Zurich (Special Award)
    Hubertus J.A. van Hedel, Brigitte Wirth, Armin Curt: Ankle motor skill is intact in spinal cord injury, unlike stroke: Implications for rehabilitation, Neurology (2010):74:1271-1278

  • 2009 Dr. Paul Hodges, Queensland
    Kylie Tucker, Jane Butler, Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Stephan Riek und Paul Hodges: Motor unit recruitment strategies are altered during deep-tissue pain, The Journal of Neuroscience 29(35):10820-10826 (2009)

  • 2008 Dr. Arne May, Hamburg 
    J. Bayke, J. Driemeyer, C. Gaser, C. Büchel, A. May: Training induced brain structure changes in the elderly, The Journal of Neurosciences 28 (28): 7031-7035 (2008)

  • 2007 Dr. Amy J. Bastian, Baltimore
    Bastian, Amy J.: Adaption reveals independent control networks for human walking, Nature Neurosciences 10, 1055 - 1062 (2007)

  • 2006 Dipl.-Ing. Reinhard Gentner und Prof. Dr. Joseph Classen, Würzburg
    Gentner R, Classen J: Modular organization of finger movements by the human central nervous system, Neuron, Vol 52, 731-742, 22 November 2006 

  • 2005 Dr. Friedhelm Hummel, Tübingen 
    Hummel F, Celnik P, Giraux P, Floel A, Wan-Hsun Wu WH, Gerloff C, Cohen LG: Effects of non-invasive cortical stimulation on skilled motor function in chronic stroke, Brain 128, 490-9 (2005). 

  • 2004 Frau Doris Broetz, Tübingen (Special Award)
    Brötz D, Karnath H-O: Understanding and treating "pusher syndrome"", Physical Therapy, vol. 83, no. 12, December 2003 

  • 2004 Dr. Heidi Johansen-Berg, Oxford
    Johansen-Berg H, Matthew F.S. Rushworth, Marko D. Bogdanovich, Udo Kischka, Sunil Wimalaratna, Paul M. Matthews: The role of ipsilateral premotor cortex in hand movement after stroke, Proc Nat Acad Sci 2002

  • 2003 Dr. Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells, Mallorca 
    Rodriguez-Fornells A, Kurzbuch AR, Münte TF: Time Course of Error Detection and Correction in Humans: Neurophysiological Evidence, J Neurosci. 2002 Nov 15;22(22):9990-6

  • 2002 Dr. Timo Krings, Aachen
    Krings T, Töpper R, Willmes K, Reinges MHT, Gilsbach JM, Thron A.: Activation in primary and secondary motor areas in patients with varying degrees of paresis. Neurology, 2002, 58:381-390

  • 2000 Dr. Dagmar Timmann-Braun, Essen
    Timmann, D, Watts S, Hjore, J.: Failure of cerebellar patients to time finder opening precisely causes high-low inaccuracy in overarm throws, J Neurophysiol. 82: 103-114 (1999)

  • 1999 Dr. Michel Rijntjes, Halle/Hamburg
    Rijntjes M, Dettmers C, Büchel C., Kiebel S. Frackowiak RSJ, Weiller C: A blueprint for movement: functional and anatomical representations in the human motor system, J Neurosci 19: 8043-48 (1999)


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