Speed Lecture Award 2015


Attention young scientists!

  • We’re looking for your scientific ideas
  • Short and sweet – in just 3 minutes, exciting and understandable!


The task

The award will be given to the best short presentation (3 slides, 3 minutes) in English on the topic “New ideas and innovations in biotechnology and life sciences.” Whether scientific hypotheses, experiments, techniques or new processes are submitted – we look forward to your projects!

The healthcare industries cluster Berlin-Brandenburg – HealthCapital and vfa bio are awarding the BIONNALE Speed Lecture Award for the eighth time this year.

A jury will select the best presentations submitted. The finalists will present their Speed Lectures at the XIIIth BIONNALE for biotechnology on May 27, 2015 at Ludwig-Erhard-Haus (Berlin) in front of a crowd of over 500 guests. The award will be moderated by the Scientific Director of German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), Prof. Dr. Tilman Grune.

The prize money is 1,000 Euros for the winner, and 500 and 300 Euros respectively for the two runners-up.

Evaluation criteria are both originality and relevance of the idea as well as a professional and clear presentation of your project. (It should also be understandable for interested ‘laymen’!)


The finalists for the BIONNALE Speed Lecture Award 2015 on May 27 in Berlin are now in the starting blocks

With the opening of the XIIIth BIONNALE 2015 just three weeks away, the finalists for the Speed Lecture Award have now been selected:

  • Elena Bros: More energy for our energy producers
    Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Kerry Gilmore: Chemical Assembly Systems
    Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPI KG), Golm
  • Jing Guo: Cerebral Magnetic Resonance Elastography: Imaging-based Palpation of the Brain
    Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Anna-Elisabeth Kreuder: Mom-on-a-Chip: Mimicking human pregnancy in vitro
    Technische Universität Berlin
  • Kathi Scheinpflug: How to combat intracellular bacterial infections
    Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, Berlin
  • Marcin Smiglak: Inducers of Systemic Resistance in Plants
    Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation at Poznan Science and Technology Park, Poznan, Polen


The audience will be the judge

The winner of the race will be decided by the audience at the XIIIth BIONNALE evening program. So come and support the candidates with your vote!


The Speed Lecture Award was initiated by the healthcare industries cluster Berlin-Brandenburg – HealthCapital and vfa bio (Interest Group Biotechnology within the German Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (vfa)) and is supported by both partners.

If you have any questions regarding the Speed Lecture Award, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jasmin Podufall,

closed since 25 May 2015
Registration 1 Feb – 25 May
Meeting Selection 4 May – 25 May
Event 27 May
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Berlin, Ludwig-Erhard-Haus
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