2017 | Nick Loman, PhD (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom), 'Introducing the portable nanopore single molecule sequencing revolution'
2016 | Prof. Miikka Vikkula, MD, PhD (University of Louvain, Belgium),'Vascular malformations: from examples of human genetic mosaicism towards clinical trials'
2015 | Prof. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (Tübingen/Germany) 'The development of colour patterns in fishes. Towards an understanding of the evolution of beauty'
2015 | Prof. Johan Braeckman (Gent, Belgium) 'Why people are extremely gullible'
2014 | Thijn Brummelkamp, PhD (Amsterdam/Vienna) 'Haploid genetics in human cells unravels portals for pathogens'
2013 | Prof. Michael Snyder (San Francisco, USA) 'Adventures in personal genomics and whole omics profiling'
2012 | Prof. Johannes Krause (Tübingen, Germany) 'Learning about human population history from ancient and modern genomes'
2011 | Prof. Joe Nadeau (Seattle, USA) 'Transgenerational genetic effects on phenotypic variation'
2010 | Prof. Allan Balmain (San Francisco, USA) 'Systems genetics analysis of cancer suspectibility: from mouse model to humans'
2009 | Prof. Edith Heard (Paris, France) 'X-chromosome inactivation: a paradigm for monoallellic gene expression and epigenetics'
2008 | Prof. Stylianos E. Antonarakis (Geneva, Switzerland) 'The mystery of conserved non-coding sequences'
2007 | Prof. Marcus Pembrey (London, United Kingdom) 'Male-line, transgenerational responses in humans – is the Y-chromosome involved?'
2006 | Prof. Roel van Driel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) 'Where do we go to in the nucleus?'
2005 | Prof. Jürgen Brosius (Münster, Germany) 'Echoes from the past – are we still in an RNP world?'
2004 | Prof. Brian Hendrich (Edinburgh, Scotland) 'Early development, stem cells and epigenetics'
2003 | Prof. Stephan Beck (Cambridge, United Kingdom) 'From Genomics to Epigenomics'
2002 | Prof. Michel Georges (Liège, Belgium) 'QTL-analysis'
2001 | Prof. Gert Vriend (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) 'Genomics and bioinformatics'
2000 | Prof. Doug Fambrough (Boston, USA) 'Using DNA microarrays to dissect biological problems'