Welcome to the Young Scientists

Claude Hannoun prize for Best Body of Work

CHPBBOWTo advance research in the respiratory virus infections field by young scientists, ESWI launched its award for the most promising body of work. The competition is open to all young scientists throughout the world, and is judged and reviewed by the  ESWI board of Directors .

The prize is named in honour of Prof. Em. Claude Hannoun, a founding father of ESWI.

Claude Hannoun
BIO
Claude Hannoun
ESWI Honorary member, former Institut Pasteur, France

The Claude Hannoun prize for Best Body of Work winner will receive:

  • a cash prize of €10,000
  • an invitation to speak at the Ninth ESWI conference hybrid edition (17 - 20 September 2023)

Are you eligible?

  • Applicants must have a PhD for no longer than 7 years at the time of the application
  • Special considerations (for example maternity / paternity leave) are taken into account
  • Applicants should submit an executive summary report of their work as well as a proof of status in the form of an official university certificate or letter, which is signed by the supervisor / departmental head

How to apply?

  • Download the Application form
  • Submit the document no later than February 28th 2023 to f[email protected]
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Previous winners

The first winner of the prize was Dr Gülsah Gabriel (2009). Today, Dr. Gabriel is a current member of the ESWI Board of Directors and the Vice-President of the organisation.

Receiving the Young Scientist Best Body of Work Award in my early career was a great motivation for me.

Gülsah Gabriel
Gülsah Gabriel
BIO
Gülsah Gabriel
ESWI Board member, Heinrich Pette Institute, Germany

The second edition of the competition was won by Dr. Vincent Munster (2011). Dr. Munster has served on the ESWI Board of Directors from 2011 to 2014 to highlight the young scientist’s perspective.

In 2014 the prize for Best Body of Work was given to Dr. Damien Ekiert during the Young Scientists plenary session at the Fifth ESWI Influenza Conference on 17 September 2014.

"I felt very lucky to have been granted this recognition and support, and it remains one of the awards that I am most proud to have received. The award came at a critical stage during my career, as I was beginning to develop my own research program and launch my independent career. I appreciated the support of the award to attend the ESWI conference in Riga that year, where I had a chance to meet many of my European colleagues in person for the first time, and present my latest research."

I felt very lucky to have been granted this recognition and support, and it remains one of the awards that I am most proud to have received.

Damien Ekiert

Dr. Debby Van Riel was awarded with the Best Body of Work prize at the Sixth ESWI Influenza Conference in Riga in September 2017. Dr. Van Riel is also a member of the ESWI Conference Scientific Programme Committee.

“In 2017, I had the honour to receive the ESWI award which was of course a great recognition of my scientific work. Also, the attention that it brought me enabled me to connect to many scientists worldwide. It also encouraged me to continue my research and to further establish a research team of young and enthusiastic scientists. So, thank you!”

The prize encouraged me to continue my research and to further establish a research team of young and enthusiastic scientists.

Debby Van Riel

The 2020 Young Scientist Best Body of Work prize goes to Dr. Robert de Vries, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He received his award at the 7th ESWI Influenza Conference virtual edition (6-9 December 2020)

“Receiving the award was an amazing honour, and importantly recognised the
significance of glycobiology to study influenza A viruses. The prize enabled my lab to
expand our studies and contributed to the visibility of my lab. It also enlarged my network
and resulted in new and exciting collaborations.”

The prize enabled my lab to expand our studies and contributed to the visibility of my lab. It also enlarged my network and resulted in new and exciting collaborations.

Robert de Vries

In 2021 the prize went to Seth Zost, research fellow at the Vanderbilt Medical University.