Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators

The Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators was first established in 1995. It acknowledges outstanding contributions to biomedical research in Europe based on methods of molecular biology, including novel analytical concepts.

The Award is presented in partnership with the scientific journal Nature.

 

Prize money: 20,000 EUR

In 2020, Eppendorf AG, the Hamburg life science company, is presenting its highly prestigious research prize for the 25th time. The independent Eppendorf Award Jury chaired by Prof. Reinhard Jahn selected Prof. Dr. Randall J. Platt, Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, as the 2020 winner of the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators.

Randall Platt, born 1987, receives the € 20,000 prize for his pioneering work developing a method to record timelines of gene expression events using a CRISPR-Cas system.

In response to the rapidly changing situation of the Corona virus outbreak (COVID-19), the Award ceremony at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, which was planned for June 25, 2020, within the Young European Investigators Conference, has been postponed to June 24, 2021.