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Chi-Bin Chien Award

The Chi-Bin Chien Award was established by the zebrafish research community and the International Zebrafish Society (IZFS) in memory of Dr. Chi-Bin Chien (1965–2011). Chi-Bin was Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah and served the international zebrafish community in numerous ways, including his service as Director of the Zebrafish Neural Development and Genetics Course at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and as an organizer of the International Conference on Zebrafish Genetics and Development. The Award celebrates Chi-Bin’s enthusiasm and love for the discussion of scientific ideas and the good things that grow out of interactions and open discourse among scientists, his efforts to mentor and support the development of young scientists, and the collaborative and generous spirit with which he contributed to advance research with the zebrafish.


The award will be given to an outstanding graduate student, postdoctoral trainee, or recently appointed faculty member from any country who has made significant contributions to the field of zebrafish research and has exhibited the generosity and openness that characterized and motivated Chi-Bin. The 2017 awardee will be recognized at the 10th European Zebrafish Meeting in Budapest, Hungary, July 3-7, 2017.

 

Nominations

Nominations for the Chi-Bin Chien Award are to be submitted by the candidate’s PhD or post-doctoral mentor by emailwith the subject line “Chi-Bin Chien Award” by February 6, 2017 to mdezhbod@izfs.org. Submit the application in a single PDF file that includes:

A one-page statement from the nominee describing his/her research and its importance to the advancement of zebrafish research.
The nominee's C.V.
Letter of recommendation from the mentor.
Letter of recommendation from one additional scholar who is familiar with the research being described in the application.

 

Awardee Will Receive

A personalized award
Travel Award to cover: Registration, travel, accommodations, and other expenses to attend the 10th European Zebrafish Meeting (up to $1,500)
Recognition on the IZFS website

 

Donations

This award is funded by donations from members of the scientific community who wish to contribute in Chi-Bin's memory. Please make your contribution here. We thank you in advance for your support.

 

IZFS Awards Committee

Cecilia Moens, Chair
Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

Michael Granato
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania

David Grunwald
Department of Genetics, University of Utah

Graham Lieschke
Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University, Australia

Anming Meng
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Stephan Neuhauss
Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Lila Solnica-Krezel
Department of Developmental Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO



 

George Streisinger Award

The International Zebrafish Society has established the George Streisinger Award for a senior investigator who has made outstanding and continued contributions to the advancement of the zebrafish field. George Streisinger (1927-1984) was the founding father of zebrafish research. Working at the University of Oregon in the 1970s and early 1980s, George Streisinger established a zebrafish research colony and developed the first methods for mutagenesis and mutant screening with the goal of studying the development of the nervous system through genetic analysis. George Streisinger’s enthusiasm for the zebrafish and its potential for understanding vertebrate development was infectious. After his untimely death in 1984, his work on this still-nascent model organism was continued and taken in new directions by colleagues at the University of Oregon and around the world. The George Streisinger Award recognizes a senior investigator who, like George himself, has done sustained and foundational work that has opened new possibilities within the zebrafish field that benefit all of our research today.
Contributions may be in the form of conceptual advances that have opened important new research directions and/or the development of tools or resources that have been transformative in enabling new research possibilities. The 2017 awardee will be recognized at the 10th European Zebrafish Meeting in Budapest, Hungary, July 3-7, 2017.

Nominations

Members of the zebrafish community are invited to submit nominations for the Streisinger Award. Nominations must be submitted by e-mail with the subject line “Streisinger Award” by February 6, 2017 to mdezhbod@izfs.org. Submit application in a single PDF file that includes:


1. A statement (up to one page) written by the nominator describing the key contributions of the nominee to the field. The statement must be co-signed by two or more members of the community who support the nomination.
2. A list of up to ten publications or links to online resources or databases that illustrate the central contributions of the nominee to the field.

Awardee Will Receive

• A personalized award
• Travel Awards to cover: Registration, travel, accommodations, and other expenses to attend the 10th European Zebrafish Meeting
• Recognition on izfs.org

 

IZFS Awards Committee

Cecilia Moens, Chair
Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

Michael Granato
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania

David Grunwald
Department of Genetics, University of Utah

Graham Lieschke
Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University, Australia

Anming Meng
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Stephan Neuhauss
Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Lila Solnica-Krezel
Department of Developmental Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO


International Zebrafish Society
342 North Main Street, Suite 301
West Hartford, CT 06117
860.586.7580
mdezhbod@izfs.org

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