Céline Robert-Tissot and Bianca Stützer win the 2012 ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Awards
Two ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Awards (AMYSA) were presented in June 2012, at the occasion of the Congress of the International Society of Feline Medicine in Budapest.
Basic research award: Céline Robert-Tissot
The 2012 AMYSA for Basic Research was awarded to Dr vet med Céline Robert-Tissot, PhD, of the Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich (Switzerland), for her work entitled "The innate antiviral immune system of the domestic cat".
Clinical research award: Bianca Stützer
The 2012 AMYSA for Clinical Research went to Dr med vet Bianca Stützer from the Medizinische Kleintierklinik, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich (Germany) for her submission of "Role of regressive feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) infection in cats with non-regenerative bone marrow suppression or lymphoma".
ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Awards
The awards were presented by Professor Marian C. Horzinek (ABCD), and Dr Jean-Christophe Thibault, Merial’s Technical Director for Biologicals (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
The ABCD and Merial Young Scientist Awards, created in 2008, are funded by Merial and are presented to young scientist in veterinary or biomedical sciences, who have made an original contribution in the field of feline infectious diseases and/or immunology.
Applications for the 2013 ABCD and Merial Young Scientist Awards are now open.
AMYSA 2012 press release