42nd Mycotoxin Workshop, Web conference, May 31 - June 02, 2021

Brigitte Gedek Award 2020/2021

The Society for Mycotoxin Research is pleased to announce this scientific award sponsored by Professor Dr. rer. nat. Brigitte Gedek, Ismaning, Germany. The award is endowed with

€ 10,000

The award will be given to a scientist or a group of scientists for creative and outstanding achievement in the field of mycotoxin research. Eligible for consideration are individual scientific contributions (master thesis, doctoral thesis, or equivalent) as well as publications in international scientific journals. Routine work in education and scientific management, as well as cumulative research work, will not be considered. Publications which have already received an award, or research work done in the fields of veterinary and medical mycology, are also not eligible for this award.

The necessary documents for application (one original and two copies) are

(1) a Curriculum Vitae of the candidate,
(2) the scientific research publication submitted for consideration, and
(3) a letter describing the scientific merit of this research work, signed by the member of the Society who submits the application.

Details concerning the application procedure are available via this link.

The Brigitte Gedek award is regularly given on a biennial basis since 2000. It is the most prestigious award in mycotoxin research. Previous laureates were:

2000 Michael Gekle (Wuerzburg, Germany)
2002 Eckhardt Johanning (New York, USA) and Uwe Lauber (Stuttgart, Germany)
2004 Kristian Fog Nielsen (Lyngby, Denmark) and Karsten Meyer (Weihenstephan, Germany)
2006 Franz Berthiller (Tulln, Austria)
2008 Wageha Awad (Vienna, Austria) and Markus Schmidt-Heydt (Karlsruhe, Germany)
2010 Tobias Polte (Leipzig, Germany)
2014 Annie Pfohl-Leszkovicz (Toulouse, France) and Madeleine Gross (Giessen, Germany)
2016 Friederike Meyer-Wolfarth (Brunswick, Germany)
2018 Ludwig Niessen (Weihenstephan, Germany) and Ricardo Assuncao (Lisbon, Portugal)