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The Helmholtz Young Investigator in Diabetes (HeIDi) award recognizes the outstanding achievements of two young scientists - rising stars. Each plenary speaker nominates one young scientist for the HeIDi award. A special award committee finally selects two award winners amongst all HeIDi Nominees after they have given their lecture (the lectures are part of the scientific program of the conference).


HeIDi-Award Nominees

Alexander Bartelt, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich

Kivanc Birsoy, Rockefeller University

Jonathan Campbell, Duke University

Edward Chouchani, Harvard Medical School

Elise Dalmas, INSERM Paris

Lydia Finley, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pedro Friedmann Angeli, Rudolf-Virchow-Zentrum

Cristina García Cacéres, Helmholtz Zentrum München

Zach Gerhart-Hines, University of Copenhagen

Will Holland, University of Utah

Benjamin Hopkins, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Jacob Knudsen, University of Oxford

Pedro Moraes-Vieira, University of Campinas

Utpal Pajvani, Columbia University

Thales Papagiannakopoulos, NYU Medical Center

Julie Sneddon, University of California San Francisco

Jihye Yun, Baylor College of Medicine

Anja Zeigerer, Helmholtz Zentrum München 


HeIDi-Award Committee

  • Annette Schürmann (Chair)
  • Timo Müller
  • Henriette Uhlenhaut
  • Annette Peters
  • Heiko Lickert
  • Anette Ziegler
  • Henrik Semb
  • Martin Hrabe de Angelis
  • Martin Heni
  • Michael Roden
  • Hans Häring
  • Matthias Blüher