CALL FOR NOMINEES - Robert Sauerwein Medal

Until November first candidates can be nominated for the Robert Sauerwein Medal

Robert Sauerwein medal for junior researchers in Tropical Infectious Diseases

Robert Sauerwein’ s retirement in 2020 marks the end of an important era in malaria research in the Netherlands. Robert Sauerwein pioneered the use of controlled human infections for malaria and led a productive research group that profoundly improved our understanding of the biology of malaria parasites as well as the clinical, immunological and epidemiological consequences of infection. Under his guidance, the malaria research group in Nijmegen became one of the world-leading hubs for research into Plasmodium falciparum with strong collaborations in the Netherlands and worldwide.

Call for candidates 

To honor his legacy, the Robert Sauerwein medal will be awarded every 2 years to junior researchers in the field of tropical infectious diseases. The prize consists of a medal and €500 and is jointly awarded by Radboud university medical center and Uniting Streams.

For the 2020 award, candidates can be nominated before the 1st of November 2020. Nominees should be junior researchers (PhD students or within 3 years after PhD graduation) who have made major contributions to our understanding of tropical infectious diseases and are affiliated to a university or research institute in The Netherlands. Download the flyer here


Selection criteria can be found here

Submissions can be done here

This years selection panel consists of: Teun Bousema, Joyce Browne, Esther Jurgens and Puck Pelzer

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