Rolf Luft Award
The Rolf Luft Award is given annually by Karolinska Institutet and since 2005 by Rolf Luft Foundation for diabetes research for outstanding scientific contribution in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism. The award consists of medal, diploma and prize money. The prize committee includes previous award winners and members of the board of Rolf Luft Foundation.
The nomination should include a CV, a list of the nominee’s no more than ten most important publications and a short description of the nominee’s contribution to science and health in Endocrinology, Diabetes or Metabolism (no more than 200 words). Nomination period for the 2023 Rolf Luft Award is now open.
Recipients of Rolf Luft Award
Prize lecture: The Remarkable Biology of the Melanocortin Peptides
Prize lecture: Glucokinase: Glucose Sensor, Disease Gene and Drug Receptor
Prize lecture: Nuclear Receptors, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism.
Prize lecture: FAT FISSION - The breakdown of cellular lipid stores in health and disease.
Prize Lecture: Unravelling novel actions of gut peptides-biological mechanisms and therapeutic implications
Prize Lecture: Scap: Cholesterol Sensor and Lipid Regulator
Prize Lecture: From base change to better care in diabetes
Prize Lecture: A New Biology for Diabetes (Type 1 and 2)
Prize Lecture: Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle Mass
Prize Lecture: Nuclear Receptor Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism: From Worms to Humans.
Prize Lecture: Hormone resistance in diabetes and obesity: insulin, leptin and FGF21.
Prize Lecture: PI 3-Kinase and glucose metabolism
Prize lecture: AMPK: a key sensor of cellular energy status and a potential drug target in obesity, diabetes and cancer.
Prize lecture: The CRF/urocortin network of neuropeptides and receptors: bridging stress and metabolism
Prize lecture: From insulin signalling to the regulation of cytokine production by pathogens
Professor Stephen O´Rahilly, Cambridge University, UK
Prize lecture: Insights into human metabolism from the study of extreme phenotypes
Professor Bruce Spiegelman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA
Prize lecture: Transcriptional Control of Energy Metabolism
Professor C Ronald Kahn, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, USA
Prize lecture: Insulin Action in "Insulin Insensitive" Tissues - Role in Diabetes
Professor Jeffrey Friedman, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, the Rockefeller University, New York, USA
Prize lecture: Leptin, Obesity and the Hormonal Control of Body Weight
The history of the award
Professors Rolf Luft and Kerstin Brismar founded the Rolf Luft Foundation for Diabetes Research in 2004 with the aim of supporting diabetes research and awarding internationally recognized top researchers. The award committee has consisted of some previous award recipients plus members of the board of the Rolf Luft Foundation. The prize has gained a high scientific status as it has been given to very prominent researchers within the field of diabetes and metabolism. It is currently the only independent award given in this field. The prize is awarded in honor of Rolf Luft's memory.
Since 2000, Karolinska Institutet has been supporting, via a fund, to the medal, diploma and expenses in connection with the invitation of the prize winner and the prize lecture. Since 2005, the Rolf Luft Foundation has contributed with the selection of prize winners, prize money and the arrangement of the prize ceremony and the prize lecture.