25th Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research

Pezcoller Foundation-EACR Cancer Researcher Award

2018 Pezcoller Foundation – EACR Cancer Researcher Award Winner Announced

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).

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Award is Jan Korbel (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany). The Korbel group combines experimental and computational approaches, including single-cell sequencing technology, to unravel determinants and consequences of germline and somatic genetic variation.

Dr. Korbel said "This indeed is a huge honour for me and my lab, and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Pezcoller Foundation and the EACR panel for selecting me for this prestigious award."

Dr. Korbel will give the Pezcoller Foundation – EACR Cancer Researcher Award Lecture at the EACR25 Congress (30 June-03 July 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands), and also receive a €10,000 honorarium.

Previous Winners

2016: Yardena Samuels (MICC, Israel)

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

About the Pezcoller Foundation

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.


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