Since 2006 the European Human Genetics Conference closes with the lecture of a distinguished speaker.
In 2009 this lecture was officially named "Mendel Lecture" and a prize symbolising a guilded wrinkled pea, in reference to Gregor Mendel's research, is awarded to the lecturer. The prize was designed by Swedish geneticist Alicia Bergsten.
ESHG Mendel Lecturers
|2019||Craig Venter||see lecture|
|2018||Emanuelle Charpentier, Nobel Laureate 2020|
|2017||George M. Church||see lecture|
|2016||Sir Adrian P. Bird|
|2015||Thomas Südhof, Nobel Laureate 2013||see lecture|
|2014||Mario Capecchi, Nobel Laureate 2007||see lecture|
|2011||Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Nobel Laureate 2009|
|2010||Mary Claire King|
|2009||Sir John Burn|
|2007||Aaron J. Ciechanover, Nobel Laureate 2004|
|2006||Sydney Brenner, Nobel Laureate 2002|