Awarding young scientists

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists is an annual prize awarding early-career scientists. The prize recognizes and celebrates excellence in PhD research includes a grand-prize endowment of 30,000 USD.

Winners published by Science

The four winners of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists will have their essays published by the journal Science.

Ceremony at The Hall of Mirrors

The award ceremony & dinner is set in the Hall of Mirrors at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm, Sweden - the banquet venue of the Nobel prize from 1901 to 1929.

Awarding young scientists at the start of their careers

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists awards young life science researchers within 2 years of PhD thesis

In order to promote young scientists early in their career, SciLifeLab has engaged in a collaboration with AAAS and Science magazine, co-funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, to award an annual prize in the area of life science for the best PhD thesis work.

An essay based on the thesis is submitted to the editorial board of Science and four winners are selected and invited to the Nobel week in Stockholm for a prize ceremony and to interact with the SciLifeLab community. All winners also have their essays published by Science.

SciLifeLab is proud to announce this years' winners of Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists! The four winners will receive their award on December 9 during a ceremony and dinner in the Hall of Mirrors at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm, where the first Nobel Prize award ceremony was held in 1901.

Winners 2016

neir-eshel-sq Neir Eshel, Stanford University, USA
Cell and Molecular Biology Grand Prize Winner
Essay: Trial and Error - Optogenetic techniques offer insight into the dopamine circuit underlying learning





 

sambehjati_sqSam Behjati, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Genomics and Proteomics Category Prize Winner
Essay: Retracing embryological fate - Cloned organoids derived from adult mice enable reconstruction of embryonic lineages





 

canan-dagdeviren-sqCanan Dagdeviren, MIT, USA
Translational Medicine Category Prize Winnerv
Essay: The future of bionic dynamos - Internal organs have the potential to power implantable devices

 



 

Ddavid-seekell-sqavid Seekell, Umeå University, Sweden
Ecology and Environment Category Prize Winner
Essay: Passing the point of no return - Early warning signals indicate impending ecosystem regime changes

More about the prize

Video productions
 

Video productions

Click the headline (or here) to watch film compilations of interviews with all winners of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, as well as footage from the Stockholm event week.


Visit to Sweden
 

Visit to Sweden

Each year, the winners of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize are invited to Stockholm in December to take part in a unique week of events, including an award ceremony at the Grand Hôtel Hall of Mirrors.


Published by Science
 

Published by Science

All four awardees of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize will have their essays published by Science magazine - the Grand Prize winner in the printed journal and the three additional category winners online.


Prize categories
 

Prize categories

The entry categories for the 2015 edition of Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists are Cell & Molecular Biology, Ecology & Environment, Genomics & Proteomics, and Translational Medicine.
Previous winners
 

Previous winners

How did the previous awardees of the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists feel about winning and what did they experience during the Stockholm event week? Has the award influenced their careers?
Scientific program
 

Scientific program

When visiting Stockholm, the winners of Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists will participate as speakers at a scientific symposium arranged by SciLifeLab, with the opportunity to meet with leading scientists in their field.
Science & SciLifeLab Prize Sponsors are Wallenberg Foundation, Science magazine-AAAS and SciLifeLab