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12 May 2021
Virtual event (Berlin), Germany

What is the Speed Lecture Award?

Young scientists present in three minutes their new projects and ideas in life sciences and healthcare industries in front of the BIONNALE audience of more than 600 experts from academia, science and business.

The Reward

1.000 € the winner, 500 € the first runner-up, 300 € the second runner-up

The Finalists

These are the Speed Lecture Award finalists 2021:

  • Ahed Almalla: ECM liver-based inks for 3D printing
    Freie Universität Berlin
  • David Haslacher: Next-generation electrical brain stimulation to treat brain disorders
    Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Soraya Hoefs: How to trace a cereal killer?
    Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
  • Anne Muschter: How to make wastewater great again 
    Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (FhG IAP)
  • Bruna Mara Silva Seco: Fighting urgent threats with synthetic vaccines
    Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
  • Ian Stewart: Untangling neural wiring in limb movement control
  • Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
  • Constantin Thieme: The TreaT-Assay - A Novel Diagnostic Tool after Kidney Transplantation
  • Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Betty van Aken: Supporting Doctors with Clinical Outcome Predictions
    Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin

The finalists will get a pitch coaching from André Lampe, an experienced pitch coach, science slammer, FU Berlin lecturer and science communicator.

The audience will be the judge

The winner of the race will be decided by the audience at the BIONNALE evening program on May 12 at our online event (link to event will be published soon). So, dial in and support the candidates with your vote!

The Speed Lecture Award has been initiated and is supported by the healthcare industries cluster Berlin-Brandenburg – HealthCapital and the German Association of Research–based Pharmaceuticals, vfa bio.


Closed since 12 May 2021


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Meetings 461


Australia 2
Austria 14
Bahrain 1
Belarus 1
Belgium 8
Brazil 21
Bulgaria 12
Canada 5
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China 7
Czech Republic 2
Denmark 6
Finland 6
France 22
Georgia 2
Germany 987
Greece 1
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Hungary 13
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Indonesia 1
Iran, Islamic Republic Of 3
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Italy 18
Japan 12
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Netherlands 21
Norway 4
Poland 22
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Russia 4
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Sweden 7
Switzerland 28
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Turkey 105
Ukraine 4
United Kingdom 53
United States 25
Total 1608