The Max Delbruck Prize, formerly known as the Biological physics prize, is awarded by the Division of Biological Physics of the American Physical Society, to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in biological physics research. The prize was established in 1981, and renamed for Max Delbrück in 2006. The award consists of $10,000, an allowance for travel to the meeting where the prize is awarded, and a certificate. It was presented biennially in even-numbered years until 2014, and will be presented annually starting 2015. 
Source: American Physical Society
- 2020: James Collins
- 2019: Jose Nelson Onuchic, Ken A. Dill
- 2018: William S. Bialek, Princeton University
- For the application of general theoretical principles of physics and information theory to help understand and predict how biological systems function across a variety of scales, from molecules and cells, to brains and animal collectives.
- 2017: Alan S. Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- For profound contributions to theoretical immunology, which bring insight and save lives.
- 2016: Stephen R. Quake, Stanford University
- For invention of large-scale microfluidic integration and its use to gain new insights into protein crystallography, transcription factor binding, and microbial ecology, and for seminal discoveries in single cell and single molecule genome analysis.
- 2015: Stanislas Leibler, Rockefeller University
- For establishing the study of genetic network design principles as a foundation for the field of systems biology, and for pioneering work on the robustness of biological systems.
- 2014: Robert Austin
- 2012: William Eaton
- 2010: Xiaowei Zhuang
- 2008: Steven Block
- 2006: Alfred G. Redfield
- 2004: Peter Wolynes
- 2002: Carlos Bustamante
- 2000: Paul K. Hansma
- 1998: Rangaswamy Srinivasan
- 1996: Seiji Ogawa
- 1994: Robert Pearlstein, Robert S. Knox
- 1992: Hans Frauenfelder
- 1991: Watt W. Webb
- 1987: Britton Chance
- 1986: Hartmut Michel and Johann Deisenhofer
- 1985: John Hopfield
- 1984: Howard Berg and Edward Purcell
- 1983: Paul Lauterbur
- 1982: George Feher, Roderick Clayton
- "Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics". American Physical Society. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
- "Faculty Award: Austin receives APS' 2014 Max Delbruck Prize". Princeton University. February 25, 2014. Retrieved August 7, 2015.