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Young Scientist Vaccine Innovation Award

YSVIAESWI is pleased to launch the 3rd edition of the Young Scientist Vaccine Innovation Award.

The Young Scientist Vaccine Innovation Award is an award supported by CSL Seqirus recognising exceptional research by a promising young scientist in the field of influenza vaccine development.

The Young Scientist Vaccine Innovation Award Winner will receive:

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

With the support of CSLSeqirus

Winner of 2023

ESWI is delighted to announce the 2023 winners of the Young Scientist Awards!

Young Scientist Vaccine Innovation Award goes to Jenna Guthmiller!

Jenna Guthmiller
Jenna Guthmiller
University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine, United States of America

Jenna Guthmiller, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz, has been selected as the third recipient of the Early Career Scientist Vaccine Innovation Award, for her innovative work around vaccination and immunity.

“I am honoured to receive the Early Career Scientist Vaccine Innovation Award, which validates my prior work on understanding broadly protective immunity against influenza viruses and reinforced my commitment to advancing the development of a universal influenza vaccine.”

Previous winners

The winner of the first edition of the award is Dr. Kirsty Short, University of Queensland, Australia. She received her award at the 7th ESWI Influenza Conference virtual edition (6-9 December 2020).

Kirsty Short
Kirsty Short
ESWI Associate Member, University of Queensland, Australia

The Young Scientist Innovative Award played a very important role in building my international profile, as well as providing financial support to enable my group to start a new area of research.

Kirsty Short

The second winner of the award is Dr. Nicholas Wu, University of Illinois, USA. He received the prize at the virtual 8th ESWI Influenza Conference (4-7 December 2021).

I am humbly honored to receive the Young Scientist Innovative Award, which is an important milestone of my career and gives me confidence to continue pursuing my research interests.
Nicholas Wu