The finalists for the BIONNALE Speed Lecture Award 2018 on June 20 in Berlin are now in the starting blocks

With only three weeks before the opening of the BIONNALE 2018, the finalists for the Speed Lecture Award have now been selected.
  • Alexandra Damerau: The rheumatic patient in a test tube
    Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin
  • Anna Raysyan: A fast dipstick immunoassay for the determination of DCF in the breast milk
    Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM)
  • Christian Gehre: Liver-on-a-chip
    Fraunhofer-Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Branch Bioanalytics and Bioprocesses (IZI-BB)
  • Christian Schipp: Xenoglue - A powerful tool for biosurgery
    Technische Universität Berlin
  • Henry Memczak: FluType - Development of a peptide-based subtyping platform for influenza viruses 
    Universität Potsdam
  • Katja Karstens: BuProMo - Butanol production from whey
    Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin

The Speed Lecture Award will be moderated by the professional Science-Slammer and   science communicator André Lampe.

The audience will be the judge

The winner of the race will be decided by the audience at the BIONNALE evening program on June 20 in Berlin (Ludwig-Erhard-Haus). So, come and support the candidates with your vote!


What is the Speed Lecture Award?

Six 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 finalists get a coaching on June 7, 2018 from Michael Geerdts (well known coach e.g. from „Die Höhle der Löwen“ on VOX TV) on how to do a brilliant pitch as a finalist.

The three best Speed Lectures will win prize money (1.000€ the winner, 500€ the first runner-up, 300€ the second runner-up).


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.

BIONNALE is the largest networking event for life sciences and healthcare industries in the German capital region, the. You find more information here.