His work has had far reaching implications for the comprehension, detection and therapeutic manipulation of cellular demise. His contributions have been recognized with numerous awards, including the prestigious Descartes Prize of the European Union, the Carus Medal of the German Academy of Sciences, the Grand Prix Mergier-Bourdeix of the French Academy of Sciences, the Lucien Dautrebande Prize of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine, the Gallet & Breton Prize of the French Academy of Medicine and others.
He currently serves on more than thirty-six Editorial Boards. These include EMBO Journal, EMBO Reports, Cancer Research, Oncogene and Cell Death & Differentiation. Kroemer is also the Editor-in-Chief of Cell Death & Disease. A prolific scholar, he has more than 550 scientific publications with about 50,000 citations.
He is currently the most cited scientist worldwide in the field of cell death as well as in the area of mitochondrial research. He has delivered numerous keynote addresses at symposia internationally.
He is member of EMBO, German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), Academia Europaea, European Academy of Sciences (EAS) and European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA). He is the President elect of the European Cell Death Organization (ECDO) and the Founding Director of the European Research Institute for Integrated Cellular Pathology (ERI-ICP).