The prestigious FEBS Excellence Awards scheme supports early-career group leaders in the FEBS area who have a scientific research track record of proven excellence. FEBS Excellence Awards provide funding of €100,000 for research equipment and consumables over a 3-year period.

FEBS is pleased to announce here the researchers selected by the FEBS Fellowships Committee to receive a FEBS Excellence Award following the 2023 call. We congratulate the awardees on their selection and wish them success in their next research steps.

FEBS Excellence Awardees 2023:

Claudia Bonfio
Laboratory of Supramolecular Biochemistry, Institute of Supramolecular Science and Engineering, Strasbourg, France
Research area: Biochemistry and biophysics of primitive cells
Agathe Chaigne
Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Biophysics Department, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Research area: How cell division cross-talks with cell fate
Gautam Dey
Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
Research area: Evolutionary cell biology of mitosis and nuclear remodelling
Francesca Grisoni
Dept of Biomedical Engineering and Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Research area: Artificial intelligence for drug discovery
Eugene Kim
Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt, Germany
Research area: Single-molecule analysis of Structural Maintenance of Chromosome (SMC) complexes
Silvia Ramundo
Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Vienna, Austria
Research area: Molecular mechanisms of chloroplast protein quality control
Pierre Santucci
Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes Macromoléculaires (LISM) UMR7255 CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France
Research area: Antibiotic mode of action and resistance mechanisms
Aldema Sas-Chen
The Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research, Tel Aviv, Israel
Research area: RNA-based mechanisms for gene expression regulation
Miriam Stoeber
Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Research area: Decoding and modulating transmembrane signalling
Guillem Ylla
Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Research area:  Evolution of gene expression regulatory networks


The call for applications for FEBS Excellence Awards in 2024 is expected to open 1 April 2024. The closing date will be 1 July 2024.