Rising Stars Award

Every year the National Societies Committee and the UEG Scientific Committee jointly select 6-8 emerging clinical scientists as Rising Stars. 

Based on a track record of international quality research and developing scientific independence. This initiative provides a durable platform for these young researchers to further evolve their professional career.

Application for Rising Stars 2020 is closed. 
Applicants will be informed about the status of their application by January 2020.

Rising Stars 2019 (in alphabetical order)

Thomas Bird, United Kingdom
Johan Burisch, Denmark
Sarwa Darwish Murad, Netherlands
Ihsan Ekin Demir, Germany
Sheraz Markar, United Kingdom
Jean Charles Nault, France
María Jesús Perugorria, Spain
Thomas Reiberger, Austria

Congratulations to this year’s awardees, who held their Rising Star presentations at UEG Week Barcelona 2019!

Watch the interview with Rising Star 2019 María Jesús Perugorria.

Thomas Bird
Johan Burisch
Sarwa Darwish Murad
Ihsan Ekin Demir
Sheraz Markar
Jean Charles Nault
María Jesús Perugorria
Thomas Reiberger
  • Clinical scientists at any level (but a full professor title will not be accepted)
  • 40 years of age or younger (born September 6, 1979 or later)*
  • Must have as country of residence Europe and/or a country bordering the Mediterranean Sea 
  • Candidates may apply maximum 3 times for the Rising Star Award

*add two years to age limit per child as main carer

Mika Nagl
UEG Scientific Committee


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