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Max Gruber Prize

Max Gruber portret - Academia building
Max Gruber portret - Academia building


The Max Gruber Prize is awarded biannually to the best peer reviewed publication in Biochemistry or Cell Biology, produced by a PhD student of the University of Groningen, who should be first author on the paper. The main body of the experimental work must have been carried out in Groningen. In a mandatory letter of recommendation, the supervisor should explicitly state the significance of the first author’s contribution, particularly in case of a multi-authored research paper. In case of a joint first authorship, PhD students can share the prize; however, in case of a joint first authorship with a postdoc, only the PhD student (as first author) is eligible. Especially in these cases, the importance of the relative contribution of each proposed PhD candidate has to be clearly argued.


Max Gruber Prize 2022

The deadline for submission for the Max Gruber Prize 2021 is November 1, 2022.
Principle Investigators at the RUG/UMCG can nominate one publication, produced by one of their PhD students. The paper, published or accepted for publication between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021, should be uploaded as a pdf and must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation. Please use the nomination form below.

Nominate a PhD student for the Max Gruber Prize



Award ceremony Max Gruber Prize 2020


The award ceremony will be held on June 29, 2022 at 14.00 in the Energy Academy, room 5159.0029

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contact: maxgruber@rug.nl

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