BIAL Award in Biomedicine 2019 Ceremony

The BIAL Award in Biomedicine 2019 ceremony took place on March 3rd 2020 at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, and it was chaired by His Excellency the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The Winner

A research project on tumoral immunology, led by the immunologist Caetano Reis e Sousa, who leads The Francis Crick Institute Immunobiology Laboratory in London, won the 1st edition of the BIAL Award in Biomedicine. 

Winning Paper: Cyclooxygenase-Dependent Tumor Growth through Evasion of Immunity

Authors | Corresponding authors*:  Santiago Zelenay*, Annemarthe G. van der Veen, Jan P. Bottcher, Kathryn J. Snelgrove, Neil Rogers, Sophie E. Acton, Probir Chakravarty, Maria Romina Girotti, Richard Marais, Sergio A. Quezada, Erik Sahai, Caetano Reis e Sousa*

Published: Cell, Volume 162, Issue 6, P1257-1270, September 2015.

BIAL Award in Biomedicine 2019


Fernando Lopes da Silva


European Research Council
Paola Bovolenta
Eva Kondorosi

Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities
Maria do Carmo Fonseca - Vice-President
Arsélio Pato de Carvalho

European Medical Association
Vincenzo Costigliola
Manuel Pais-Clemente

Scientific Board of the BIAL Foundation
Niels Birbaumer
Menno Witter

Previous winners of the BIAL Award
Vladimir Hachinski
Peter St. George-Hyslop

Scientific Journals
Howard Bauchner - JAMA
Richard Horton - The Lancet

Nominations received


Learn more about the winner of the BIAL Award in Biomedicine 2019.