The Mosaic of Autoimmunity Award

The Mosaic of Autoimmunity Award (MAI) is an established award, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, ImmunoDiagnostics. It is a personal award currently amounting to 25.000 USD. The award is intended to encourage younger scientists who have enriched the field of autoimmunity through outstanding, creative and independent research.

Award 2018

2018 Award Winners at the International Congress of Autoimmunity (in the middle from left to right): JOSHUA OOI, Australia, GERHARD KRÖNKE, Austria, GABRIEL J. TOBÓN, France

The award ceremony for the MAI Award 2018 was held during the Autoimmunity 2018 congress in Lisbon ​in May, and the winner was asked to speak at a plenary session. Selection for this bi-annual award has been made by an International Scientific Committee comprised of well established authorities within the autoimmunity disease fields to encourage progress in autoimmunity research. 

Award 2016

Carlo Perricone, was awarded first prize for the Mosaic of Autoimmunity, MAI Award 2016 at the 10th International Congress of Autoimmunity in Leipzig, Germany.

Listen to his plenary lecture, The Genetic Interplay of Autoimmunity by following below link.

Read more about the Award winners and the MAI Award


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