At each EUROTOX Congress, one or two awards will be made to early career scientist(s) judged to have made the best oral or poster presentation. No more than one EUROTOX Early Careert Award will be made in each category. In addition, up to two runners-up in each class may be designated ‘highly commended’, depending on quality and at the discretion of the panel of judges.
The first and presenting author must be under 35 years of age as of 31 December of the year of the EUROTOX Congress.
The contributions will be evaluated by a panel of three judges, nominated by the Sub-Committee for Scientific Affairs. Normally, the Chairman of the panel of judges will be the Vice President of EUROTOX (and Chairman of the Sub-Committee for Scientific Affairs). From among the applicants, an initial selection of finalists to be considered for an award will be made, based on careful review of the abstracts. The final choice of the winner(s) will be based on evaluation of the presentations at the Congress. Four criteria will be evaluated, each of which will be rated from 0 - 5 points.
- Originality and potential impact of the research project
- Adequacy of the methodological approach adopted
- Scientific value of the results
- Care, quality and clarity of the presentation (as far as possible, allowance should be made for any disparity between candidates in the availability of media services)
Each judge will rank the presentations according to the above scoring system, using score sheets that will be provided. The author(s) of the presentation (s) with the highest score(s) will be awarded the EUROTOX Early Career Award. In the event of a tie, the presentation with the highest score in the scientific categories of the evaluation (1–3) will be declared the winner.
Whether or not separate awards are made in the categories of oral and poster presentations will depend upon the number of candidates in each category and will be at the discretion of the panel of judges.
The award(s) will consist of a cash prize, free registration for the next EUROTOX Congress and a certificate. Young Scientists, whose presentations are designated ‘highly commended’, will receive a certificate. The award(s) will normally be presented at either the Congress Dinner or the Closing Ceremony of the Congress, by the Chairman of the panel of judges.
2016 winners: EUROTOX Gerhard-Zbinden Early Career Award for drug-oriented toxicological research (Dr. Jarno Wolters), ECETOC Christa Hennes Early Career Award for toxicological research into mechanisms and risk assessment (Dr. Marlon Jetten)
2015 winners: EUROTOX Gerhard-Zbinden Early Career Award for drug-oriented toxicological research (Dr. Sofia Leite), ECETOC Christa Hennes Early Career Award for toxicological research into mechanisms and risk assessment (Dr. Eiki Kimura)
2014 winners: EUROTOX Gerhard-Zbinden YSA for drug-oriented toxicological research (Dr. Bastiaan Vliegenthart), ECETOC Christa Hennes YSA for toxicological research into mechanisms and risk assessment (Dr. Laura Pastor)
2013 winners: EUROTOX GERHARD ZBINDEN YSA (Dr. Gina Alejandra Montoya); ECETOC YSA (Dr. Olesja Bondarenko); BO HOLMSTEDT POSTER AWARD (Dr. Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari)
2012 winners: EUROTOX GERHARD ZBINDEN YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARD (Germaine Truisi); ECETOC YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARD (Camille Béchaux); BO HOLMSTEDT POSTER AWARD (Ceri Morris)
2011 winners: GERHARD ZBINDEN YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARD (Sebastien Antherieu); ECETOC YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARD (Amy Zmarowski); SITOX YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARD (Sibel Ozden); BO HOLMSTEDT POSTER AWARD (Yannick Brunner).
2010 YSA winners
2009 YSA winners
2008 winners list: 1) SITOX Young Scientists Award: Robert Roos; 2) ECETOC Young Scientists Award: Nathalie Lambrechts; 3) EUROTOX Gerhard-Zbinden Young Scientists Award: Julien Fonsart; 4) BO HOLMSTEDT Poster Award: Andreas Natsch.
2007 YSA winners