Alexandre Yersin Prize



Alexandre Yersin Prize for Outstanding Medical Publications

We are pleased to launch the Alexandre Yersin Prize for Outstanding Publication for Vietnamese medical researchers. The Prize is named in honor of Dr. Alexandre Émile-John Yersin (1863 – 1943) who was a great pioneer in medical research in Vietnam, and who discovered the bubonic plague bacillus and Yersinia pestis. His research represents fundamental contributions to the etiologic knowledge of plague and helped eliminate the epidemic disease that claimed millions of people over the century.

  1. Goal

The primary goal of the Alexandre Yersin Prize is to encourage medical researchers in Vietnam to make significant contribution to the medical literature, and to recognize outstanding research achievements. The Prize is based on the best publication in the 24 months prior to the closing date of the award.

  1. Prize conferring organizations

Swiss-Vietnamese Medical Association (HELVIETMED)

Boulevard de Pérolles 10

CH-1700 Fribourg. Switzerland

in association with the

Swiss Consulate General

Bitexco Financial Tower, 37 th Floor

2 Hai Trieu, District 1


More details here

Alexandre Yersin Prize 2017-2018 announcement