Menarini Prize for Outstanding Woman Immunologist

May 29, 2022Gender Equality Committee (GEC)

On the occasion of the Day of Immunology on 29th April, IUIS and its Gender Equality Committee (GEC) proudly announce the “Menarini Prize for Outstanding Woman Immunologist” established thanks to the forward-looking vision and generous support of the Menarini Group.

The USD 40,000 prize will be awarded for the first time at the 18th International Congress of Immunology (IUIS 2023) in Cape Town, South Africa and at future IUIS congresses thereafter. This award is the first and only IUIS prize that specifically recognizes women immunologists and their outstanding research accomplishments. Rules for nominations and selection of awardees are described below.

Rules for Nomination and Selection of Winners

The IUIS Gender Equality Committee (GEC) has formed a Nomination Committee (NC) composed of 101 outstanding immunologists. The IUIS commitment to equality and diversity across the divides of race, age, national origin or social status is reflected to the extent possible in the composition of the NC.

Each member of the NC is responsible for collecting one nomination consisting of the following:

  • A nomination letter 
  • CV of the nominee
  • List of up to ten publications 
  • One page summary of the nominee’s research accomplishments 

Female members of the NC may self-nominate, in which case they must submit two letters of support for their nomination from two other members of the Nomination Committee.

The Selection Committee (SC) composed of 12 outstanding immunologists, including Past Chair of the GEC Committee, is formed for a three-year term (current term is 2020-2023). Members of the SC are collectively responsible for selecting three candidates from the nominations received. The GEC Committee and the IUIS President will identify the winner from the shortlist.

The deadline for submission of the nominations has been postponed to 1st January, 2023 due to the change of the date of the 18th International Congress of Immunology to December 2023.

The Nomination should be sent to info@iuis.org and paola.castagnoli@gmail.com

Thank you for your support in advertising this award within your Society of Immunology.

List of the Nomination Committee members of the Menarini Prize for Outstanding Woman Immunologist

NumberFirst Name Family Name Country 
1Abbul Abbas USA
2AnnAger UK
3RafiAhmedUSA
4Arne AkbarUK
5CezmiAkdisSwitzerland
6FredAltUSA
7IdoAmit Israel
8DavidBaltimoreUSA
9JacquesBanchereauUSA
10Mohamed R.BarboucheTunisia
11ManoelBarral NettoBrasil
12ShashiBaruahIndia
13YehuditBergmanIsrael
14GailBishopUSA
15MeinradBusslingerAustria
16Harvey CantorUSA
17XuetaoCaoChina
18Jean Laurent CasanovaUSA 
19TinatinChikovaniGeorgia
20MaxCooperUSA
21JayneDanskaCanada
22Jolanda de VriesNetherlands
23James di SantoFrance
24Anna ErdeiHungary
25BarbaraFazekasAustralia
26Carl FigdorNetherlands 
27Richard FlavellUSA
28JoAnneFlynnUSA
29Wolf H.FridmanFrance
30RonGermainUSA
31CliveGraySouth Africa
32DenizGünnurTurkey
33MaydaGurselTurkey
34MuzlifahHaniffaUK
35Adrian HaydayUK
36Jules HoffmannFrance
37MicheleHoganUSA
38AkikoIwasakiUSA
39MarcJenkinsUSA
40Carl JuneUSA
41Steffen JungIsrael
42Dieter KabelitzGermany 
43JorgeKalilBrazil
44Klaas KareSweden
45Stefan KaufmanGermany 
46AnneKelsoAustralia
47RosalynKempNew Zealand
48RolfKieslingSweden
49PhilippeKourilskyFrance
50GuidoKroemerFrance
51VijayKuchrooUSA
52LewisLanierUSA
53EddyLiewUK
54FrancoLocatelliItaly
55GiovannaLombardiUK
56VirginiaM. PascualUSA
57AlbertoMantovaniItaly
58PhilippaMarrackUSA
59MariaMasucciSweden
60DianeMathisUSA
61AndrewMcMichaelUK
62ReinaMebiusNetherlands
63IraMellmanUSA
64MiriamMeradUSA
65SeppoMeriFinland
66HenryMwandumbaMalawi
67SergeiNedospasovRussia
68JacquesNeefjesNetherlands
69Mihai Netea Netherlands 
70Luigi DNotarangeloUSA
71MichelNussenzweigUSA
72LucyOcholaKenia
73HanneOstergaardCanada
74HiddePloeghUSA
75FionaPowrieUK
76GabrielRabinovichArgentina
77AndreasRadbruchGermany 
78RinoRappuoliItaly
79CaetanoReis e SousaUK
80Claude AgnesReynaudFrance
81FrancaRoncheseNew Zealand
82Alexander RudenskyUSA
83ShimonSakaguchiJapan
84FranciscoSánchez-MadridSpain
85Angela SantoniItaly
86LeopoldoSantos ArgumedoMexico
87ReinholdSchmidtGermany 
88AlessandroSetteUSA
89Anna KatjaSimonUK
90LjiljanaSofronicSerbia
91Tim Sparwasser Germany 
92BrigittaStockingerUK
93HannesStockingerUK
94ZhigangTian China
95RudolfValentaAustria
96Renevan LierNetherlands 
97Ulrichvon AndrianUSA
98ArthurWeissUSA
99UrsulaWiedermannAustria
100Jonathan YewdellUSA
101LaurenceZitvogelFrance

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