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BIAL Foundation invites nominations for BIAL Award in Biomedicine

07 June 2021 | News

The last day to send the nomination is June 30, 2021

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The second edition of the BIAL Award in Biomedicine is currently underway. Worth 300000 Euros, this prize is intended to reward work with exceptional quality results and scientific relevance published in the last ten years in the broad field of biomedicine.

The winner will be chosen by an independent and international jury of 14 members, chaired by Ralph Adolphs, Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Biology at Caltech (California Institute of Technology).

The jury includes members appointed by the European Research Council, the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities, the European Medical Association, the Scientific Board of the BIAL Foundation, previous winners of the BIAL Award, and editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Ralph Adolphs, President of the Jury, stated, "This award is intended to distinguish a high-quality empirical research article in biomedicine published in a peer-reviewed journal from 2012 onwards. The jury looks forward to receiving nominations from different groups of scientists, such as universities, societies, academies and research institutes. Nominations of works by scientists at any stage of their career and from any country will be welcome."

Candidates for this award will be nominated by members of the jury, of the Foundation's Scientific Board, previous BIAL Award recipients, and Scientific Societies. The jury may invite other institutions to submit proposals. Nominations must be made by June 30, 2021.

The first edition of this award distinguished research led by Portuguese immunologist Caetano Reis e Sousa from the Francis Crick Institute in London in the area of tumour immunology and published in the journal Cell.

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