Each affiliated European Matrix Biology Society will hold its own competition to select a nominee for the Award. Names and details of the nominee should be notified by each Society to the Conference Organizer (Prof. Nikos Karamanos) by March 31st 2016. Applicants working in European Countries that do not have an affiliated FECTS/MBE Society can apply directly to the Conference Organizer. The host Organizing Committee will select one applicant from these other applications to participate in the main competition. The Conference Organizing Committee will then appoint a neutral chairman of the Young Investigator Awards Committee and 2 other judges (from the international speakers) to consider each nomination and select the 6 strongest for presentation during the Young Investigator Award Session of the Conference. Nominations that are not included in final competition Session will be given an oral presentation in an appropriate Workshop. The Awards Committee will then select the winner of The Dick Heinegard MBE Young Investigator Award based on the overall quality of the science and the oral presentation.
Candidates for this Award should have no more than 5 years postdoctoral research experience as of 1st October 2015. Candidates should apply by sending their CV including publications and an abstract of the work to be presented at the MBE/FECTS Conference to the relevant Society.