The Pezcoller Foundation – EACR Cancer Researcher Award celebrates academic excellence and achievements in the field of cancer research. The award is presented biennially to a researcher of excellence with no more than 15 years post-doctoral experience (or equivalent degree), with at least five years spent in Europe.
The winner gives the prestigious Pezcoller Foundation – EACR Cancer Researcher Award Lecture at the Biennial EACR Congress. The next award will be presented at the EACR25 Congress to be held from 30 June to 03 July 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The award winner will receive a €10,000 honorarium, a free registration for the EACR Congress, plus accommodation and travel costs as an invited speaker.
Professor Yardena Samuels Director of the Ekard Institute for Cancer Diagnosis Research at the Moross Integrated Cancer Center (MICC) in Israel was presented with the 2016 Pezcoller Foundation – EACR Cancer Researcher Award at EACR24 in Manchester as well as presenting the award lecture at the Congress.
The Samuels laboratory uses various sequencing approaches to identify the genetic changes that underlie melanoma. Once these mutations are identified, Yardena’s group focuses on characterising the biochemical, functional, and clinical aspects of the most highly mutated genes.
2014: Professor Eduard Batlle (IRB Barcelona, Spain)
2012: Professor Eric So (King's College London, UK)
For further details, visit our page dedicated to previous winners.
We invite you to nominate a cancer researcher who has demonstrated academic excellence and achievements in the field of cancer research. Self-nominations cannot be accepted.
The nominee should:
Application deadline: 03 January 2018
The Pezcoller Foundation is a non-profit institution, whose goal is to promote scientific research against diseases which afflict mankind, specifically the fight against cancer. The Founder, Prof. Alessio Pezcoller, was Chief Surgeon at Santa Chiara Hospital in Trento, Italy. The Foundation was established in 1980.
The Foundation depends primarily on the substantial sum of money bequeathed by Professor Alessio Pezcoller, and by significant contributions from its sponsors: the Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto Foundation, the Province of Trento, the Administrative Councils of Trento and of Rovereto and other occasional private donations.
Due to its ever increasing recognition within the international oncological community, the Foundation collaborates with some of the most important cancer institutions: the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR). The Pezcoller Awards are officially recognised during the international conferences of the two above mentioned associations.
2016 Pezcoller Foundation - EACR Cancer Researcher Award recipient Yardena Samuels - MICC, Israel
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