Medix Prize of the Minerva Foundation 2022

Award Ceremony and Lecture on Monday, September 12, at 12:15

The prize lecture is presented by

Research Director Eero Castrén
Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki

“Antidepressant drugs act by directly binding to TRKB neurotrophin receptors.”

Hybrid seminar: Lecture Hall 2 (BM1, P floor) or Zoom (

Media release:

Host: Vesa Olkkonen

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 35th 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.