Research Prize

UEG awards € 100.000 each year for excellence in basic science, translational or clinical research. 

By donating this prize we support a future scientific research project from early stage to successful conclusion. The recipient must be able to demonstrate that their previous work has had an impact in its field and its quality is recognised internationally.

Application is open until May 18, 2014

  • 2013 Research Prize recipient Ian Tomlinson
    2013 Research Prize recipient Ian Tomlinson
  • 2013 Research Prize recipient Ian Tomlinson
    2013 Research Prize recipient Ian Tomlinson
  • 2012 Research Prize recipient Ludvig M. Sollid
    2012 Research Prize recipient Ludvig M. Sollid


How to apply

The Research Prize targets a senior well established active researcher, who is leading a substantial research group and the work should be conducted predominantly in Europe. To apply, please follow these steps:

Application is open until May 18, 2014.

Criteria of eligibility

  • This prize is aimed at researchers at the height of their active research career.
  • There must be at least 5 years before the candidate plans to retire.
  • The work should have been supported by substantial peer reviewed grants.
  • One major criterion is the standard of the best 10 publications by the researcher over the last 5 years.

The recipient is determined by the UEG Scientific Committee. All applicants will be informed about the status of their application by June 23, 2014.


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Research Prize awardee of 2013

Professor Ian Tomlinson, Oxford, UK

Ian Tomlinson, Professor of Molecular and Population Genetics and Group Head at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford, was awarded the UEG Research Prize in 2013. A world renowned expert in GI cancer genetics, his work focuses principally on cancer predisposition and related fields. His performance is at the cutting edge: In less than two decades he was able to identify more than 20 genes which increase the risk of colorectal cancers, representing the majority of all known bowel tumour genes.

The Prize is to support his research project titled “The roles of bone morphogenetic protein pathway genes in the normal and neoplastic intestines". This comprehensive investigation aims to assess the role of a particular BMP pathway locus, BMP5, in colorectal cancer susceptibility.

Find out more about Ian Tomlinson's award winning project

Past winners

  • 2012 - Professor Ludvig M. Sollid, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital, Norway
    Research Project: “Antibody Response in Coeliac Disease”

  • 2011 - Professor Pierre-Alain Clavien, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Research Project: “Liver regeneration – extending the potential of the liver after major surgery”

  • 2010 - Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Research Project: “Develop techniques for ex vivo expansion and transplantation of stem cells from the human intestinal tract"

  • 2009: Jean Frédéric Colombel, Hopital Claude Huriez, Lille,France 
    Research Project:"ORIGIN: Observing Relatives, Immunity, Genetics and the mIcrobiome before the onset of Crohn’s disease"

  • 2008Markus Neurath, University of Mainz, Germany
    Research Project:"Molecular imaging of the intestinal immune system in IBD"


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