|The Heine-Medin Award honors scientific work that promotes our understanding of virus diseases. It was originally conceived in 1983 by the European Society Against Virus Diseases, one of the predecessors of the ESCV. Public institutions, universities, commercial companies, and individuals have contributed to this medal by donations. The medal is named after the German orthopedic surgeon Jacob Von Heine (1800-1879) and the Swedish pediatrician Oscar Medin (1847-1927). Both have made significant contributions to the recognition of poliomyelitis as a disease and have provided guidelines for its management. In the past, poliomyelitis has been referred to as the Heine-Medin disease. The Heine-Medin Award will be awarded to a young promising scientist who presents a paper at the Annual Meeting of the ESCV.
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Winners of the Heine-Medin Award
|2022||Victor Borges, for his work in genomics surveillance of influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2 and Mpox||Portugal|
|2021||Joana Rocha-Pereira, for the development of zebrafish model to study norovirus replication||Belgium|
|2019||Andrés Antón Pagarolas, for his work on respiratory virus surveillance||Spain|
|2018||Sander Herfst, for his work on the mechanisms that drive airborne transmissibility of respiratory viruses
|2017||Delbue Serena, for her work on human endogenous retroviruses
|2015||Antonio Piralla, for his work on respiratory tract infections and picornaviruses||Italy|
|2014||Rogier Bodewes, for his work on influenza, in particular immunity and vaccination against Influenzavirus A||The Netherlands|
|2013||Felix Drexler, for his work on viral zoonosis, in particular coronaviruses||Germany|
|2011||Jolanda Smit, for her work on denguevirus particle maturation and consequences for immunological recognition||The Netherlands|
|2007||Lia van der Hoek, for her discovery of human coronavirus NL-63||The Netherlands|
|2006||Ron Fouchier, for his work on virus discovery and genetic characterization of emerging viruses.||The Netherlands|
|2005||Friedemann Weber, for his work on virus-host interactions||Germany|
|2004||Marc van Ranst, for his outstanding research activities||Belgium|
|2003||Robert Thimme, for hiswork on viral and immunological determinants of hepatitis C viral disease and persistance||Germany|
|2001||Ali Harandi, for his work on the role of cytokines in innate and acquired immunity against genital herpes virus infections||Sweden|
|2000||Karen Brown and Neil Mabbott for elucidating the role of follicular dendritic cells in TSE pathogenesis||United Kingdom|
|1997||Fausto Badanti, for his work on CMV isolates from immunocompromised patients||Italy|
|1995||Sarka Nemeckova, for her research on VZV glycoproteins||Czech Republic|
|1994||Heikki Hyöty, for his research concerning the role of enterovirus infections in the pathogenesis of diabetis mellitis||Finland|
|1991||William Carman, for his work on hepatitis B virus subtypes||United Kingdom|
|1989||Albert Osterhaus, for identifying a new parainfluenza virus which caused an epidemic among European seals||The Netherlands|
|1987||Sigvard Olofsson, for his work on the pathogenesis of herpes virus infections||Sweden|
|1985||Mary Anderson, for her work on human parvovirus infections||United Kingdom|
Rules Heine-Medin Award
The Heine-Medin Award honours scientific work that promotes our understanding of virus diseases. The award is named after the German orthopedic surgeon Jacob von Heine (1800-1879) and the Swedish pediatrician Oscar Medin (1847-1927). Both made significant contributions to the recognition of poliomyelitis as a disease.
The Heine-Medin Award consits of the Heine-Medin Medal, the Heine-Medin Certificate and a Travel Award of €2000.-. In addition, the awardee is invited to give an oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the ESCV and to write a review for JCV in consultation with the European Editor-in-Chief. At the Annual Meeting, the registration fee will be waived and the awardee is invited as a guest to the Society Dinner.
The names of the recipients will be published in the ESCV Newsletter and on the ESCV website after the Annual Meeting.
Members of the European Society for Clinical Virology within 10 active years in virology after receiving PhD/MD, are eligible for the Award (on the deadline day for application). Appropriate research in the field of Virology may be based on laboratory investigations, clinical studies, experimental animal studies or a combination thereof.
Complete Applications must be received by the Chairperson of the Heine-Medin Awards Committee (see below) before the deadline for abstract submission for the Annual Meeting. Each application should include:
- Curriculum vitae (including date of birth)
- Complete list of publications
- Copies of three original papers published or accepted for publication
- Abstract submitted to the Annual Meeting
- One-page summary explaining the significance of the work
The recipients will be selected by the Heine-Medin Awards Committee. The Awards Committee consists of the second Vice-President of ESCV acting as Chairperson plus two ESCV Council Members who are appointed by the Executive of ESCV.
To be presented at the next ESCV meeting.