The Prize


The Topic

Life Science

The Jury

15 top scientists

The Selection

International Applications

The International Award "Lombardy is Research" 2023 edition by the Lombardy Region, a recognition of 1 million euros for significant research, discoveries, and socially impactful inventions in the field of Life Science, has "Innovative Models of Care, Therapy, and Prevention" as its theme for this sixth edition.


Self-nominations are not accepted for the International Award "Lombardy is Research." Nominations have been submitted by all scientists of any nationality listed in the Scopus database with an "H-index" of at least 10. Scientists could nominate a single researcher or multiple researchers engaged in research, up to a maximum of three (in the case of multiple authors) for the same scientific discovery.


The nomination window for the International Award concluded on July 31, 2023. A total of 67 nominations were received from researchers worldwide.



The evaluation of nominations has been entrusted to an International Jury, composed of 14 Top Scientists selected from those with the highest H-index in each of the most relevant areas for the theme "Models of Care, Therapy, Prevention."

The Jury

14 members identified through the areas of the Scopus system.

  • 3 Biomedical Resaerch

  • 4 Clinical Medicine 

  • 1 Public Health & Health Services

  • 3 Bioinformatics,
    Genetics Molecular Biology

  • 3 Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering


Marco Bianchi

Professor of Molecular Biology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University


Bruno Dallapiccola

Scientific Director, IRCCS Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù


Paolo Bernardi

Full Professor of General Pathology, University of Padua


Virginia M.Y. Lee

Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, University of Pennsylvania


Giuseppe Remuzzi

Director, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research


Giuseppe Mancia

Emeritus Professor, University of Milano-Bicocca

Antonio Colombo

Full Professor of Cardiology, Humanitas Research Hospital


Barbara Riegel

Professor, School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania


Dorret I.Boomsma

Full Professor, Department of Biological Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit


Rosario Rizzuto

Full Professor of General and Molecular Pathology, University of Padua


Andrea Ballabio

Full Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Naples Federico II


María Vallet-Regí

Full Professor, Department of Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Milena Fini

Scientific Director, IRCCS Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute


Fabio Babiloni

Full Professor of Physiology, Sapienza University of Rome


The 6th edition of the international "Lombardy Research Award"
will take place on November 8, 2023, at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, starting at 9:15 AM.
Admission to the event is free.