President of the Foundation
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Peter Gurtner, Switzerland
President of the Prize Committee
Prof. Dr. med. Mathias Sturzenegger, Switzerland
The Year 2023 is a special year for the Annemarie Opprecht Foundation because we can celebrate its 25th anniversary.
For this reason, the Board of Trustees has decided to present as an unique gesture two Annemarie Opprecht Parkinson Awards, each in the amount of 100,000 Swiss francs for the two best rated submissions.
Award Winners 2023:
There were 18 applicants who all have submitted a scientific work of outstanding quality which made the decision to the prize committee extremely difficult.
The committee finally has elected:
Professor D. James Surmeier, Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA.
Award winning publication: Disruption of mitochondrial complex I induces progressive parkinsonism. NATURE 599: 650-656 (2021).
Prof. Michel Goedert and Dr. Sjors H. W. Scheres, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK.
Award winning publication: Structures of a-synuclein filaments from human brains with Lewy pathology. NATURE 610, 791-795 (2022).
2023 Award presentations: November 23rd, 2023, in Zürich/Switzerland during the Annual Joint Scientific Meeting of the Swiss Neurological, Neurosurgical and Behavioural Neurology Societies.
Submission for the next award: to be defined
Prof. D. James Surmeier,
Prof. Michel Goedert and Dr. Sjors H.W. Scheres
Prof. Paul Krack
Prof. Heiko Braak
Prof. Lorenz Studer
Prof. John Hardy
Prof. Andrew B. Singleton
Prof. Stanley Fahn
Prof. Zbigniew K.Wszolek
Prof. José A. Obeso
Prof. Anthony H.V. Schapira
Prof. Pierre Pollak