Annual EMDS Research Award for Young Investigators

2023 EMDS Research Award for Young Investigators

Applications for the Young Investigator Award 2023 are open from May 2023. The award recognizes fundamental and novel insights into the biology of macrophages and/or dendritic cells. The award will be presented at this year’s meeting in Ghent.
Eligible candidates must be EMDS members, should be no older than 40 years, and should be at an advanced stage of postdoctoral or early Principal Investigator career. Applicants must have a past, present or future association with a European institute.

Please apply directly to thomas.decker{at}univie.ac.at with a PDF file or an accepted preprint of the corresponding paper, a biosketch and a letter of motivation.


Previous award winners:

David Olagnier (2021)

Charlotte Scott (2019)

Renato Ostuni (2018)

Kathleen Grabert, Ph.D. (2017)

Florent Ginhoux (2014)

From left to right:

Prof. Silvano Sozzani (President of the EMDS), Dr. Florent Ginhoux (awardee) and a representative

of BD Biosciences from Austria


Antonio Castrillo (2012)

From left to right:

Prof. G√ľnter Weiss (Councilor of the EMDS), Dr. Ulrike Schleicher (Councilor of the EMDS), Dr. Antonio Castrillo (awardee) and Prof. Silvano Sozzani (President of the EMDS)


Nicole Kaneider (2010)

From left to right:

Dr. Frans Nauwelaers, Scientific Director of BD Biosciences Europe, awardee Dr. Nicole Kaneider and Prof. Loems Ziegler-Heitbrock, President of the EMDS


Falk Nimmerjahn (2008)

From left to right:

Dr. Frans Nauwelaers, Scientific Director of BD Biosciences Europe, Prof. Loems Ziegler-Heitbrock, President of the EMDS, Dr. Vera Barra and Dr. Carla Jennewein, two recipients of the EMDS Conference Travel Award, and Dr. Falk Nimmerjahn


Teunis Geijtenbeek (2004)

From left to right:

Prof. Christian Bogdan, President of the EMDS; awardee Dr. Teunis Geijtenbeek; Dr. Frans Nauwelaers, Scientific Director of BD Bioscience Europe


Caetano Reis e Sousa (2002)

From left to right:

Dr. Frans Nauwelaers, Scientific Director of BD Bioscience Europe, awardee Dr. Caetano Reis e Sousa, Dr. Noel Warner, Vice President of BD Bioscience; Prof. Christian Bogdan, President of the EMDS