14th International Symposium
on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

24–26 March 2021 • ISTTBD-XIV goes digital!

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Sinnecker Kunz Award & Poster Awards

Sinnecker Kunz Award

The Sinnecker Kunz Award for early career researchers (ECRs) will be presented during the 14th International Symposium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (ISTTBD-XVI) in 2021. The aim of the award is to acknowledge distinguished achievements by ECRs.

The award is named in honour of the late virologist Professor Herbert Sinnecker, who was the first to find tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus in Germany and the virologist Christian Kunz, who developed the first European TBE vaccine.

This is the fifth time that the award will be presented.

Eligible persons for the award are ECRs who are currently performing postgraduate studies, or have recently (after March 2019) obtained a MSc or PhD degree in the field of ticks and tick-borne diseases (not restricted to TBE research only!). Applicants are requested to submit their abstract together with a short CV to ticks-symposium@conventus.de before 31 January 2021.

Successful applicants may present their research during the Sinnecker-Kunz session, which will be part of the regular conference programme. A jury of scientists will appraise all presentations and the three awards will be presented during the closing ceremony.

We encourage ECRs to apply for the awards and are looking forward to receiving your entries!

Poster Awards

Poster Awards will be selected at the 14th International Symposium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (ISTTBD-XVI) from all presented posters. A jury of scientists will appraise all posters and the awards will be presented during the closing ceremony.

We are looking forward to your submissions!