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Significant Finnish celiac disease research prize awarded to Peter HR Green, New York

Published on 29.4.2022
Tampere University
Peter Green
The fourth international Maki Celiac Disease Tampere Prize was awarded to Professor Peter HR Green, Phyllis & Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine, Columbia University, New York. The prize is usually awarded at Tampere University’s international celiac disease research symposium, but the event was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The international Maki Celiac Disease Tampere Prize was founded by Tampere University in 2015 in honour of Celiac disease researcher, Professor Markku Mäki. The prize is awarded every two years.

Professor Green has decades of diverse clinical and translational research experience in such areas as the prevalence, diagnostics and disease patterns of celiac disease, diet and drug therapies, cost issues and comorbidities.

Green has published research results in the highest-impact scientific journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Gastroenterology and Gut as well as the Lancet and Nature series. He has also written books on celiac disease and gluten for lay audiences. Other scholars have cited his research more than 40,000 times.

Green is a doctor and researcher who was born in Australia and who currently resides in the United States. He studied medicine at the University of Sydney and has worked at, for example, Harvard University. He is currently a professor of medicine at Columbia University. A recipient of several significant research prizes, Green has also chaired the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease associations.

“Peter H R Green is a highly esteemed international scholar and an excellent choice to receive this internationally significant prize,” says Tapio Visakorpi, Vice President for Research at Tampere University.

Visakorpi believes that this selection will further increase the international visibility of the high-quality celiac disease research conducted in Tampere.

The Maki Celiac Disease Tampere Prize has been awarded four times. The previous recipients are Detlef Schuppan (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Harvard University), Chaitan Khosla (Stanford University) and Nadine Cerf-Bensussan (Université Paris Cité).

Professor Kalle Kurppa, kalle.kurppa [at]