Minerva Foundation’s Bror-Axel Lamberg Prize in Endocrinology 2021

The 2021 Bror-Axel Lamberg Prize in Endocrinology is awarded to Professor Olle Kämpe at Department of Medicine (Solna), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. The prize is 10.000€ and this was the third time the prize was awarded.The award ceremony took place on Thursday, 4 November 2021, on the 74th Annual Meeting of the Finnish Endocrine Society. The chairman of the board of directors of the Minerva Foundation, Professor Caj Haglund, delivered the prize.

The motivation of the Prize Committee: “Olle Kämpe has a record of accomplishment in endocrine research spanning three decades and covering studies from basic genetic studies to registry and epidemiology research. The red thread in his research has been autoimmune endocrine diseases.

Kämpe has described several autoantigens and autoantibodies in organ-specific autoimmune diseases. His research is characterized by broad and complementary methodological approaches including the use of untraditional disease models to understand the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases and his work has significantly improved the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients.

Kämpe has received numerous awards. In 2010 he was elected member of The Swedish Royal Academy of Science and in 2016 member of the Nobel Assembly. He is currently member of the Nobel Committee for Medicine or Physiology. He received the European Hormone Medal in 2020.”

The Minerva Foundation’s Bror-Axel Lamberg Prize in Endocrinology is a 10.000€ prize awarded every other year in the Annual Meeting of the Finnish Endocrine Society. It is awarded to a Scandinavian scientist for innovative, high-quality research in the field of endocrinology. The Finnish Endocrine Society nominates three candidates for the prize from whom the Minerva Foundation selects the winner. The first prize, year 2017, was honored to a Professor of Physiology Jorma Toppari at the University of Turku.

Medix Prize 2021 awarded to research groups of the University of Helsinki

Award Ceremony and Lectures on Monday September 20 at 12 noon

The Minerva Foundation’s Medix Prize 2021 is awarded to an article published in Cell by research groups of the University of Helsinki:

Maternal Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Cesarean-Born Infants Rapidly Restores Normal Gut Microbial Development: A Proof-of-Concept Study
. Korpela K, Helve O, Kolho KL, Saisto T, Skogberg K, Dikareva E, Stefanovic V, Salonen A, Andersson S, de Vos WM. Cell. 2020; 183(2):324-334.e5

Zoom link to Medix Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture on 20 September 2021 at 12 noon: https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/63015516737

Medix Prize Lectures are given by

Professor Willem M de Vos
University of Helsinki, Finland
Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Human Microbiome and Early Life.

And

Professor Otto Helve
University of Helsinki
Helsinki University Hospital
Finland

Maternal Fecal Microbiota Transplantation.

Welcome!

The Minerva Foundation’s Medix Prize 2021

Award Ceremony and Lecture on Monday, September 20, at 12:00.

HiLIFE Webinars – Fall 2021 – Join the webinar https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/63015516737

The award lecture will be in the area of gut microbiota. Media release is published on September 20, 2021.

The Medix Prize by the Minerva Foundation is an important annual award for internationally high-level Finnish medical research. The Medix Prize is, in a manner of speaking, the Finnish championship for biomedicine. This year the Medix Prize will be awarded for the 34rd time.

The Medix Prize is awarded by the University of Helsinki, and is donated to the university by the Minerva Foundation, which funds the Minerva Foundation Institute for Medical Research at Biomedicum Helsinki.

The Minerva Foundation’s Medix Prize for Biosciences 2021

AWARD AVAILABLE FOR APPLICATION

Proposals for the publication to be awarded shall be sent to the chairman of the prize board, Prof. Vesa Olkkonen at the address vesa.olkkonen@helsinki.fi (deadline 3.5.2021). An electronic copy (PDF) of the candidate publication and preferably a brief statement of justification (max. 1 page) shall be attached to the proposal. The publication may have one or several authors; In the latter case the prize will be shared among the authors. Review articles are not eligible for the prize; Of Ph.D. theses compiled of several articles only the individual original publications can be considered for the prize. Scientists’ proposals for awarding their own work are also welcomed.

Selma and Maja-Lisa Selander’s Fund for Research in Odontology 2021

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR APPLICATION

From Selma and Maja-Lisa Selander’s fund 15-20 grants are awarded. The deadline for the applications is 3.5.2021 at 16.00. The applications are sent electronically to Professor Vesa Olkkonen, vesa.olkkonen@helsinki.fi.

The application should include the applicant’s CV, publication list and a research plan (max five pages). For Ph.D. students the application should include 1-2 references.