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PCV-2 research awards now also in Europe

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health announced the launch of the European PCV-2 Award. Three prizes of €25,000 each will be granted to those European researchers that suggest innovative approaches in the field of swine immunology to explore Porcine Circovirus Diseases (PCVD) or PCV-2 associated diseases.

The European PCV-2 Award has an independent judging panel with Europe's leading scientists in applied porcine research reviewing the entries and deciding upon the winning proposal*. The panel is chaired by Professor Maurice Pensaert from the Laboratory of Veterinary Virology at the University of Ghent in Belgium.


How to submit?
For the 2007 award, research proposals shall be submitted in writing by September 15, 2007. Proposals shall not exceed 6 pages and must meet the following formal requirements:
-1 page CV of the researcher who is directly responsible
-Introduction including literature review
-Objectives of the research proposal
-Work programme, incl. estimated timelines
-Reference list (also indicate own references in PCV-2 research).

Proposals will be reviewed until November 15, 2007. Applications can be submitted via email to Maurice.pensaert@urgent.be or to Webmaster-AnimalHealth@ing.boehringer-ingelheim.com.


Researchers in the USA can submit entries to the American Annual PCV Associated Diseases Research Award Program, a similar annual award sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health which has been launched in North America in June 2006.


*The independent judging panel consists of:
-Prof. em. Dr. Maurice Pensaert (Belguim)
-Dr. Francois Madec (France)
-Prof. Stanley Done (UK)
-Prof. Paolo Martelli (Italy)
-Dr. Poul Bækbo (Denmark)
-Dr. Mathias Ritzmann (Germany)


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