Prestigious medical research award

In the Publication category we present awards to published scientific research papers in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. An independent committee of specialists evaluates the submissions and selects the three best publications for the award based on their innovativeness and significance to gastroenterology into the future.

In 2018 we also presented awards in the Idea category to innovative ideas that may lead to new applications for existing active substances based on hypotheses, preclinical or clinical research, individual observations, or experience with off-label use.

1993 first Dr. Bares Award
48 winners
16 editions

We’ve been recognising medical research since 1993

With each edition, the international Dr. Bares Award has enjoyed increasing attention from gastroenterologists and hepatologists throughout Europe. The last time we announced the three most important scientific papers in the Publication category was in 2022.

Award-winning scientific papers


Ursodeoxycholic acid as a means of preventing atherosclerosis, steatosis and liver fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality After Removal of Adenomas During Screening Colonoscopies

Relationship Between Viral Load of HDV RNA and Serum Level of HBsAg in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B with Delta Agent


A heterozygous mutation in GOT1 is associated with familial macro-aspartate aminotransferase

Expression profile of miR-17/92 cluster is predictive of treatment response in rectal cancer

PNPLA3 and RNF7 Gene Variants are Associated with the Risk of Developing Liver Fibrosis and Cirrhosis in an Eastern European Population


Osteopontin: A non-invasive parameter of portal hypertension and prognostic marker of cirrhosis

Lipid-Induced Signaling Causes Release of Inflammatory Extracellular Vesicles from Hepatocytes

Magnetic resonance enterographic predictors of one-year outcome in ileal and ileocolonic Crohn’s disease treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor antibodies


Prospective Evaluation of Ursodeoxycholic Acid Withdrawal in Patients With Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Prevalence of Liver Disease in Russia´s Largest City: A Population-Based study

Escherichia coli strains of phylogenetic group B2 and D and bacteriocin production are associated with advanced colorectal neoplasia


Complete OATP1B1 and OATP1B3 deficiency causes human Rotor syndrome by interrupting conjugated bilirubin reuptake into the liver

Colorectal cancer screening in patients with ulcerative and Crohn’s colitis with use of colonoscopy, chromoendoscopy and confocal endomicroscopy

L-1 receptor antagonist ameliorates inflammasome-dependent alcoholic steatohepatitis in mice

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