FEBS launched a prestigious new programme in 2021 aimed at supporting highly competitive research in molecular life sciences: the FEBS Excellence Awards. The FEBS Excellence Awards provide €100,000 funding over three years to early-career group leaders working in a FEBS country to purchase laboratory equipment and consumables.

FEBS is pleased to announce here the researchers selected by the FEBS Fellowships Committee to receive a FEBS Excellence Award following the 2022 call. We congratulate the awardees on their selection and wish them success in their next research steps.

FEBS Excellence Awardees 2022:


Boaz Barak
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Research area: Myelination deficits in genetic neurodevelopmental disorders


Alessandro Bertero
Molecular Biotechnology Center “Guido Tarone”, Torino, Italy
Research area: Chromatin topology dynamics in congenital heart defects


Clarissa Campbell
CeMM, Vienna, Austria
Research area: Metabolic adaptation during infection


Olivier Duss
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
Research area: Assembly, dynamics and function of protein–RNA complexes


Ilaria Elia
KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Research area: Cancer metastasis and immunometabolism


Moran Frenkel Pinter
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Research area: Origins of life and chemical evolution


Mikolaj Ogrodnik
LBG-SHoW/LBI-Trauma/AUVA, Vienna, Austria
Research area: Ageing, regeneration, wound healing and cellular senescence


Carina de Oliveira Mann
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Research area: Nucleotidyltransferases and nucleotide-based second messenger signaling


Stephanie Panier
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing and University of Cologne, Germany
Research area: RNA-dependent DNA damage responses


Carina Soares-Cunha
ICVS/University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Neurogenetics of associative learning


The call for applications for FEBS Excellence Awards in 2023 is expected to open in April 2023. The closing date will be 1 July 2023.