The Ceppellini Lecture


Each year at the annual EFI meeting a scientist who has made a substantial contribution to the field of Immunogenetics is honoured by the society and invited to present their work in the form of the Ceppellini lecture. The lecture is named in honour of Ruggero Ceppellini (1917-1988) an Italian geneticist who was greatly influential in the HLA field. He was the organiser of the Third International Histocompatibility Workshop held in Torino, Italy in June 1967.

A list of all the recipients of this award is given below.

  • 1988 - Jon J. van Rood
  • 1990 - Walter F. Bodmer
  • 1991 - Jack Strominger
  • 1992 - Fritz Bach
  • 1993 - Alberto Piazza
  • 1994 - Andrew McMichael
  • 1995 - Hugh McDevitt
  • 1996 - Hidde Ploegh
  • 1997 - Eva Klein
  • 1998 - Paul Terasaki
  • 1999 - Peter Morris
  • 2000 - Julia G. Bodmer
  • 2001 - Dominique Charron
  • 2002 - Marie-Marthe Tongio
  • 2003 - Peter Parham
  • 2004 - John Trowsdale
  • 2005 - Mary Carrington
  • 2006 - Rolf Zinkernagel
  • 2007 - Klas Karre
  • 2008 - Hans-Georg Rammensee
  • 2009 - Cees Melief
  • 2010 - Emil Unanue
  • 2011 - Erik Thorsby
  • 2012 - Gerhard Opelz
  • 2013 - James McCluskey
  • 2014 - Marco Colonna
  • 2015 - Frans Claas
  • 2016 - Effie Petersdorf
  • 2017 - John Kappler
  • 2018 - Lorenzo Moretta


Photo courtesy WF Bodmer