Entry details & judging procedures
The deadline for applications for the Eppendorf Young Investigator Award 2012 has expired.
Who can apply for the award?
Young researchers working in Europe who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply for this award.
How to apply
To apply for the Eppendorf Award 2013, please visit this page again as of August 1, 2012.
Your application must include:
- A title summarizing your submitted work
- PDF files of max. 3 of your published papers
- An essay of max. 300 words summarizing the submitted papers
Your application and all submitted documents must be in English.
Eppendorf has no influence on deciding who receives the award.
The prize is awarded by an independent committee composed of four renowned experts under the chairmanship of Prof. Reinhard Jahn (Director of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany), from the fields of:
- Cellular Neurobiology
(Prof. Reinhard Jahn: Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany)
- Applied Medical Research
(Prof. Dieter Häussinger: Clinic for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology, Düsseldorf, Germany)
- Genetics and Cell Biology
(Prof. Maria Leptin: Director EMBO, Heidelberg, Germany)
- Protein Biochemistry
(Prof. Martin J. Lohse: Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Würzburg, Germany)
The papers submitted will be evaluated with respect to the following five selection criteria:
1. Ability to work independently (candidate's own contribution to work submitted)
2. Creativity (independent of instructions from head of institute)
3. Successful practical application of research approach
4. Significance of research results for the field of medicine
5. Achievement of candidate in relation to his/her age
The main focus is on investigating the molecular biological mechanisms of the human organism and then translating this research into practical findings. The long-term goal is the diagnosis and therapy of those diseases which have yet to be treated successfully.
Prof. Simons assumed the chairmanship of the Award from Prof. Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker in 2006. To read Prof. Winnacker's review of his Chairmanship in the Jury of the Eppendorf Young Investigator Award, please click here