From 2003, the European Society of Human Genetics is presenting its own award. Professor Peter Harper was the first award holder.
Nominations are requested each year for the following year (closing date the last day of the European Human Genetics Conference). Candidates working in Europe may be nominated from any of the disciplines. Nomination letters describing the scientific accomplishments of the candidate should reach the chairman of the Scientific Program Committee before the last day of the European Human Genetics Conference.
ESHG Award Laureates
|2011||GertJan B. van Ommen|
|2010||Sir Alec Jeffreys|
Before 2003, the Mauro Baschirotto Award was presented.
Mauro Baschirotto Award
The Mauro Baschirotto Award, established in 1992 and funded through the philanthropy of the Mauro Baschirotto family, was presented by the European Society of Human Genetics during its annual European Human Genetics Conference in recognition of individual achievements in human genetics. As well as being invited to give the Mauro Baschirotto lecture during the conference, the laureate received a gold ring, specially designed by the silversmiths of Vicenza in Italy and cast in a single copy each year, and a cheque for EUR 1,500 to cover the expenses of participating in the Society's European Human Genetics Conference.
Mauro Baschirotto Award Laureates