With the Lennart Philipson Award (LPA), the EMBL Alumni Association (EAA) aims to offer a prize in order to help support all scientists who have proven outstanding and validated contributions in translational research in human health and/or technology innovation in the life sciences. This includes for example: deciphering human disease models; developing new diagnostic tools, methods or therapies; development of enabling technologies in life science (plasmids, strains, human disease-relevant animal-models, screening and production systems etc.); instrumentation development; and bioinformatics.
The award is open to all EMBL alumni irrespective of leaving date and is given once per annum starting 2015 by the EMBL Alumni Association e.V.
It is sponsored by EMBLEM Technology Transfer GmbH (EMBLEM), the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of EMBL.