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

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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.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Award ceremony for Randall Platt, planned for June 2020 at the EMBL ATC in Heidelberg, initially postponed by one year, was ultimately cancelled.
Instead, there will be a live stream of the double award ceremony for Randall Platt and the 2021 winner on June 24, 2021. More information to follow in due time.