DZD Awards: Honor for Young Researchers

Every year, the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) honors young researchers at the beginning of their careers with a DZD Award. This internal award recognizes outstanding scientific achievements in applied or clinical research presented at diabetes conferences in the form of posters or lectures. This year's DZD Awards will be presented on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at the DZD Workshop in Düsseldorf.

© Frank Möller/DZD


Ten young talents will receive the DZD Award for outstanding conference contributions and one prize will be awarded for the best achievement in the field of science communication.

The awards are endowed with €1000 each. This award is granted annually by the DZD NEXT Board.

DZD NEXT is the DZD's program for the promotion of young scientists.

This year, the DZD Award will be presented to:


Outstanding Young Investigator
Melis Akgün (Helmholtz Munich) | Videoportrait

Maike Becker (Helmholtz Munich) | Videoportrait

Simran Chopra (University of Potsdam | DIfE) | Videoportrait

Tobias Greisle (Helmholtz Munich) | Videoportrait

Carolin Heller (PLID, Dresden) | Videoportrait

Lisa-Marie Kretschmar (PLID, Dresden) | Videoportrait

Phong Nguyen (Helmholtz Munich) | Videoportrait

Katsiaryna Prystupa (DDZ Düsseldorf) | Videoportrait

Lorenzo Semeia (IDM, Tüingen) | Videoportrait

Eunike S.A. Setyono (Helmholtz Munich) | Videoportrait

Best Science Communicator
Gemma Comas-Armangué (Helmholtz Munich) | Videoportrait

About DZD Next
With its own program to promote young scientists, the German Center for Diabetes Research contributes to the training of internationally competitive young scientists and makes Germany an attractive location for talented young researchers. Special programs and courses are offered that teach important aspects of translational diabetes research. Close cooperation with the graduate school programs of the DZD partners expands the spectrum of further training in management, leadership and communication. DZD Next (