Travel Awards for Postdoc 2019
As Editor-in-Chief of Toxins, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Toxins Travel Awards for 2019:
Travel Awards were granted to Dr. Elisabeth Varga, a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Doris Marko’s lab at University of Vienna, Austria, and to Dr. Miklós Poór, a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Tamás Kőszegi’s lab at University of Pécs, Hungary.
Dr. Elisabeth Varga studies the production of fish killing prymnesin toxins produced by the haptophyte Prymnesium parvum, as well as karmitoxin produced by the dinoflagellate Karlodinium armiger. Her tasks include the preparative purification and identification of prymnesins by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometric methods and she reveals the chemical diversity of these molecules.
Dr. Miklós Poór has a deep interest in toxicology and pharmacokinetics. His main research fields are mycotoxins, albumin-ligand interactions, and pharmacokinetic aspects of food-drug interactions.
The Toxins Editorial Board and Editorial Team would like to gratefully acknowledge the time and energy given by reviewers in checking manuscripts submitted to the journal. It is thanks to their efforts that the high quality of the journal and quick submission to publication process are maintained. The median time to first decision is 14 days and the median time to publication is 35 days.
The following referees have been selected by the Editor-in-Chief of Toxins, Prof. Dr. Jay Fox, to receive “Toxins 2018 Outstanding Reviewer Awards” for the quantity, timeliness and quality of their reviews in 2018. Each of them will receive 500 CHF and a certificate for their outstanding review work:
University of Valencia, Spain
National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan
Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651, IF 3.273, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/toxins) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal which provides an advanced forum for studies related to toxins and toxinology. According to Journal Citation Report (Clarivate Analytics), the 2017 impact factor for Toxins is 3.273; it ranks 25/94 (Q2) in ‘Toxicology’ and 21/133 (Q1) in ’Food Science & Technology’”. The CiteScore (Scopus) of Toxins in 2017 is 3.32. For further details, please refer to: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/toxins.
Toxins' 10th Anniversary Top Cited Researcher Award 2018
Our journal celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018. To acknowledge the authors’ support and celebrate this anniversary, we announced the “Toxins’ 10th Anniversary Top Cited Researcher Award”. As Editor-in-Chief of Toxins, I am pleased to announce the winners.
Section Animal Venoms: Bryan Grieg Fry from University of Queensland
Section Bacterial Toxins: Primitivo Caballero from Universidad Pública de Navarra
Section Marine and Freshwater Toxins: Luis Botana from University of Santiago of Compostela
Section Mycotoxins: Heidi Schwartz-Zimmermann from Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Section Plant Toxins: Ohad Mazor from Israel Institute for Biological Research
Section Uremic Toxins: Ziad A. Massy from University Paris Saclay
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