Welcome to the Early Career Scientists

Welcome to ESWI's Early Career Scientists' Network


The ESWI Early Career Scientists (ECaS) Community was launched during the 9th ESWI Conference in Valencia, bringing a structural platform and identity to ESWI’s past and current efforts to support the work of early career scientists. The ECaS aims to unite early career scientists in the field of acute respiratory viruses and stakeholder organisations to create a platform where early career scientists can share their work with the broader acute respiratory virus community.

In the past, ESWI has always supported early career scientists by organising training in influenza laboratory work and sponsoring the 7 Orthomyxovirus Research Conferences, specifically designed for early career scientists. ESWI honours early career scientists with three awards, a travel fund enabling their active participation at ESWI events, and a dedicated podcast series.

Early Career Scientists Ambassador

In 2017 Debby Van Riel won the Claude Hannoun prize for Best Body of Work. As from 2021 Debby is the ambassador for the Early Career Scientists (ECaS) network. She is an advocate in encouraging collaboration, both on a scientific research level, as at an inter personal level.


Debby  Van Riel
Debby Van Riel
Erasmus MC, The Netherlands

If you have any questions about ESWI's support to early career scientists please contact [email protected].

Floris Hoffmann
Floris Hoffmann
Head of Early Career Scientists Programme, Belgium

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