Menarini Prize for Outstanding Woman Immunologist

April 29, 2020Gender Equality Committee (GEC)

On the occasion of the Day of Immunology on April 29, 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 is January 1, 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
8JacquesBanchereauUSA
9Mohamed R.BarboucheTunisia
10ManoelBarral NettoBrasil
11ShashiBaruahIndia
12YehuditBergmanIsrael
13GailBishopUSA
14MeinradBusslingerAustria
15Harvey CantorUSA
16XuetaoCaoChina
17Jean Laurent CasanovaUSA 
18TinatinChikovaniGeorgia
19MaxCooperUSA
20JayneDanskaCanada
21Jolanda de VriesNetherlands
22James di SantoFrance
23Anna ErdeiHungary
24BarbaraFazekasAustralia
25Carl FigdorNetherlands 
26Richard FlavellUSA
27JoAnneFlynnUSA
28Wolf H.FridmanFrance
29RonGermainUSA
30CliveGraySouth Africa
31DenizGünnurTurkey
32MaydaGurselTurkey
33MuzlifahHaniffaUK
34Adrian HaydayUK
35Jules HoffmannFrance
36MicheleHoganUSA
37AkikoIwasakiUSA
38MarcJenkinsUSA
39Carl JuneUSA
40Steffen JungIsrael
41Dieter KabelitzGermany 
42JorgeKalilBrazil
43Klaas KareSweden
44Stefan KaufmanGermany 
45AnneKelsoAustralia
46RosalynKempNew Zealand
47RolfKieslingSweden
48PhilippeKourilskyFrance
49GuidoKroemerFrance
50VijayKuchrooUSA
51LewisLanierUSA
52EddyLiewUK
53FrancoLocatelliItaly
54GiovannaLombardiUK
55VirginiaM. PascualUSA
56AlbertoMantovaniItaly
57PhilippaMarrackUSA
58MariaMasucciSweden
59DianeMathisUSA
60AndrewMcMichaelUK
61ReinaMebiusNetherlands
62IraMellmanUSA
63MiriamMeradUSA
64SeppoMeriFinland
65HenryMwandumbaMalawi
66SergeiNedospasovRussia
67JacquesNeefjesNetherlands
68Mihai Netea Netherlands 
69Luigi DNotarangeloUSA
70MichelNussenzweigUSA
71LucyOcholaKenia
72HanneOstergaardCanada
73HiddePloeghUSA
74FionaPowrieUK
75GabrielRabinovichArgentina
76AndreasRadbruchGermany 
77RinoRappuoliItaly
78CaetanoReis e SousaUK
79Claude AgnesReynaudFrance
80PaolaRicciardi-CastagnoliItaly
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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