The G. B. Morgagni Prizes were instituted in 1984 by a group of postdoctoral researchers working at the Medical School of the University of Padova (Italy). Named to honor Giovanni Battista Morgagni, the Italian anatomist called the founder of pathologic anatomy (1682-1771), the prizes were set up to promote research in the field of metabolism.
Servier has been the sole sponsor of the Awards program since 1997. The prizes, consisting of one Morgagni Medal (Gold Medal and 20 000 euros) and two Young Investigator Awards (silver medal and 8 000 euros), are conferred every 2 years for outstanding achievements in the field of metabolism.
In 2010, the Gold Medal was awarded to Professor Oluf PEDERSEN (Aarhus, Denmark), while the Young Investigator Awards were conferred to Doctor Miriam CNOP (Brussels, Belgium) and Doctor Renaud DENTIN (Paris, France) during the Xth International Symposium on Metabolism organized by Professor Gaetano Crepaldi (Padova, October 7-9, 2010).
The Morgagni Prizes will next be awarded in 2012.
Next deadline for applications: February 29, 2012
Application should be sent to Prof Gaetano Crepaldi, The G. B. Morgagni Prizes Committee, Centro Studi per l'Invecchiamento-C.N.R., Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy