Travel Awards for Postdoc 2019
We are inviting applications for two Travel Awards for postdocs to attend a conference in 2019. The nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee consisting of senior scholars from the field.
1. Postdoctoral fellows involved in Mycotoxins or Marine and Freshwater Toxins research.
2. Will attend an international conference in 2019 (oral presentation or poster).
3. Applicants are required to submit the following documents:
- Outline of current and future work (500 words).
- CV, including a complete list of publications.
- The conference of interest and the work that will be presented.
- A letter of recommendation from a supervisor or PI.
4. Preference will be given to applicants meeting one or two of the following requirements:
- have previously published papers in Toxins;
- demonstrate a commitment to future research or a professional career in
Each award will consist of one certificate and 1000 Swiss Francs. The deadline of application for this award is 15 November 2018. The winners will be announced in early 2019.
Toxins 2018 Outstanding Reviewer Award 2018
To acknowledge our reviewers who so generously give their time to ensure high-quality publications in Toxins, on behalf of the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Jay Fox, we plan to dedicate an award to reviewers for their commitment, professionalism, and timeliness in reviewing manuscripts for Toxins.
Anonymous peer-reviewing guarantees the quality and integrity of scholarly communication. Toxins Editorial Office is extremely grateful to reviewers for their time, energy, and devotion.
What are the pre-requisites to be eligible for this award?
All the reviewers for Toxins in 2018 will automatically be included.
What award will be granted?
One winner will be chosen this year.
The winner will receive:
- 800 Swiss Francs (CHF)
- A certificate
When will the winner be announced?
The winner will be announced early in 2019 on the journal website.
How to be in with a chance to win?
For those of you who have not yet reviewed papers for the journal but would like to do so, you can easily register as a reviewer at: https://susy.mdpi.com/volunteer/profile/edit
Toxins' 10th Anniversary Top Cited Researcher Award 2018
Our journal will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2018. To acknowledge the authors’ support and celebrate this anniversary, we are pleased to announce the “Toxins 10th Anniversary Top Cited Researcher Award”.
Six awards will be granted to authors of papers published in the following six sections of Toxins:
- Animal Venoms
- Bacterial Toxins
- Marine and Freshwater Toxins
- Plant Toxins
- Uremic Toxins
Eligibility for the awards:
- Journal papers published from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2018
- Each winner will receive a certificate and 500 Swiss Francs.
The winners will be announced in early 2019.
Travel Award 2018
This year we enjoyed a large number of very highly meritorious applications for our annual Toxins Travel Awards. It was not an easy task to select the top two candidates. Nevertheless, with the assistance of our Section Editors, I believe we have identified two outstanding candidates. Thus, as Editor-in-Chief of Toxins, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Toxins Travel Awards for 2018:
Travel awards were granted to Dr. Kwok Ho Lam, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Rongsheng Jin’s lab at University of California, USA, and to Dr. Anneleen Pletinck, a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Griet Glorieux’s lab at Campus Ghent University Hospital, Belgium.
Dr. Kwok Ho Lam studies the structure and function relationship of botulinum neurotoxins, with a particular emphasis on the acidinduced channel formation of Botulinum neurotoxin, the inhibition mechanism of nanobodies targeting Botulinum neurotoxin.
Dr. Anneleen Pletinck’s work focuses on the link between uremic toxins and endothelial glycocalyx damage in chronic kidney disease.
We are proud to support these young scientists working in the field of toxinology and wish them further success in their careers.
Travel Awards 2017
I am pleased to announce the winners of the Toxins Travel Awards for 2017. We had planned to fund two awards, but the quality of the applications was stellar, and we couldn’t narrow down the winners to just two!
Travel Awards were granted to: Dr. Marco Pirazzini, a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Cesare Montecucco’s lab, University of Padova, Italy; Dr. Natalie Saez, a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Glenn King’s lab, University of Queensland, Australia; and Ms. Rachel A. Miller, Ph.D. student in Dr. Martin Wiedmann’s lab, Cornell University, USA.
Dr. Marco Pirazzini studies the molecular mechanism of action of botulinal neurotoxins expressed by Clostridium botulinum.
Dr. Natalie Saez’s work focuses on the interactions of toxins expressed by arachnids and insects with acid-sensing channels and voltage-gated sodium channels.
Ms. Rachel A. Miller’s research focuses on the distribution, regulation, and contributions to pathogenicity, of toxins produced by Bacillus cereus and nontyphoidal Salmonella.
Vernon L. Tesh, Ph.D.
Travel Awards 2016
As Editor-in-Chief of Toxins, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Toxins Travel Awards for 2016:
Travel Awards were granted to Dr. Kartik Sunagar, Marie Curie Fellow in Dr. Yehu Moran’s lab at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and to Dr. Philipp Wiemann, a post-doctoral researcher in Dr. Nancy Keller’s lab at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Dr. Kartik Sunagar studies animal venoms to understand various aspects in evolutionary biology and ecology, with a particular emphasis on molecular evolution, predator-prey interactions, mechanisms of toxic action and the role of environmental and ecological factors in driving the evolution of venom – the nature’s most complex biochemical cocktail.
Dr. Philipp Wiemann has been working with Aspergillus species, including the opportunistic human pathogen A. fumigatus and the aflatoxin producing plant pathogen A. flavus. His research mainly focuses on a specific natural product of A. fumigatus, called hexadehydroastechrome, that when over-produced contributes to virulence in mice.
Vernon L. Tesh