The 18th EU Contest for Young Scientists - Stockholm, Sweden 23-28 September 2006
Budding young researchers from around Europe picked up prizes on 27 September when the winners of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists were announced. The winners were chosen from a field of 120 young scientists, aged between 15 and 20, from 33 countries. From the total prize pot of €28,500, the three winning teams received €5,000 first prizes. The three top prizes went to projects in de-icing aircraft, the flight curves of table tennis balls, and potential ß-blockers: Michael Kaiser and Johannes Kienl of Austria, both 19 years old, Alexander Joos and Johannes Burkart from Germany, aged 19 and 20 respectively and the 19 year old Tomasz Wdowik from Poland. Scientists from Germany, Poland and Hungary shared the second prize (€3,000) for projects on spectroscopic binaries, geometric transformation, and the apoptosis programme. Third prizes (€1,500) went to researchers from Bulgaria, Ireland and the Czech Republic for projects on measurement methods, a food spoilage indicator, and wheat leaf colour changes.
Marketa Derdakova (Institute of Parasitology of Slovak Academy of Sciences) was awarded the winner of the Visegrad Group Academies
Young Researcher Award in 2006 in the field "Evolutionary and Structural Biology".
Young scientist Jana Jakubikova from the Institute of experimental oncology of Slovak Academy of Sciences was awarded the internationally distinguished prize "Young Researcher of Slovak republic 2005". Jana Jakubikova studied intracellular regulations and basic vital processes in cancer cells, and the effects of pharmaceuticals and natural substances on these processes.
The GE&Science Prize for Young Life Scientists
Marie Curie Awards 2005: Rewarding mobile researchers at the knowledge frontier
EURYI: European Young Investigator Awards