ACTERIA Prizes awarded by EFIS

The ACTERIA Prizes consist of four awards in recognition of the best doctoral theses defended in the last 3 years and for the best early career research work of investigators with up to 10 years postdoctoral experience in the fields of immunology and allergology. In all, four separate prizes are awarded.


The awards were conferred for the first time at the 2013 International Congress of Immunology (ICI ). The most recent prizes were awarded at the Fourth European Congress of Immunology (ECI 2015 in Vienna). The 2018 ACTERIA prizes will be awarded at the Fifth ECI in Amsterdam.


The ACTERIA Doctoral Thesis Prizes carry a cash award of €15,000, while the ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes amount to €30,000 each. In addition, awardees  automatically qualify for 3-year research grants of up to €50,000 annually.


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2015 ACTERIA Prize Laureates 


ACTERIA Doctoral Thesis Prizes


- Immunology: Chris Schiering, The Francis Crick Institute - Mill Hill Laboratory, London (UK)

- Allergology: Sandra Pahr, Medical University of Vienna (AT)


ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes


- Immunology: Dietmar Zehn, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne (CH)

- Allergology: Thomas Marichal, University of Liege (BE)



2013 ACTERIA Prize Laureates


ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes


- Immunology: Nicolas Manel, Institute Curie, Paris (FR)

- Allergology: Stefanie Eyerich, Technical University and Helmholtz Center, Munich (DE)


ACTERIA Doctoral Thesis Prizes


- Immunology: Elina Kiss, University of Freiburg (DE)

- Allergology: Alexander Eggel, University of Bern (CH)