The Astrup Prize Competition

Call for abstracts

The Astrup prize 2022

The Nordic Society for Clinical Chemistry rewards contemporary Nordic research work related to the field of clinical chemistry by the Astrup Prize. The award presentation takes place every second year. This year, it will be held as an online event – details will appear later.

The Astrup Prize is an educational grant awarded by the Astrup Foundation, donated by Siemens Healthineers during the last many years. Scientists (below the age of 40 years), who have not previously received the Astrup 1st Prize and who are working in one of the Nordic countries, are invited to submit an abstract of a recent scientific work with a maximum length of 1,000 words (including references) and not more than two illustrations. The work must be either unpublished or recently published (defined as published on Pub Med after May 2021).
Abstracts, stating name and affiliation of the author, should be e-mailed to Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Chairman of the prize committee at e-mail:

All abstracts must include the applicant’s C.V. also stating date of birth. Deadline for receipt of abstracts is Monday the 4th April 2022. In April 2022, a Nordic prize committee will select up to three of the submitted contributions to be presented by the authors at an online event in summer or early fall of 2022. The individual presentation should not exceed 20 minutes and will be followed by a free discussion.

The three nominated scientists are invited to publish their presentation, either as a regular paper or as part of a review in The Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation. The manuscript must be submitted before the 1st October, 2022.

Based on the scientific value of the paper, and the quality of the oral presentation, the prize committee will award 3 educational grants from the Astrup Foundation and donated by Siemens Healthineers at a value of respectively DKK 60,000, DKK 30,000 and DKK 10,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize.

Please address questions regarding the Astrup prize to Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Chairman of the prize committee. E- mail: lars.melholt.rasmussen[at]