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.
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
-Introduction including literature review
-Objectives of the research proposal
-Work programme, incl. estimated
-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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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
*The independent judging panel consists of:
-Prof. em. Dr. Maurice Pensaert (Belguim)
-Prof. Stanley Done (UK)
-Prof. Paolo Martelli
-Dr. Poul BÃ¦kbo (Denmark)
-Dr. Mathias Ritzmann (Germany)
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