NIHR EZI 2018 Annual Conference Awards

On 21 November 2018 the NIHR HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections (HPRU EZI) held its annual conference at Public Health England (PHE), Colindale. Over 85 people attended the event which was well received by all.

Group Shot

 

The conference focused on 'Towards Delivering Impact' with keynote talks from Professor Marion Koopmans, Professor of Public Health Virology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam on 'Challenges and opportunities in EID Preparedness Research' and Professor Derrick Crook, Director of the National Infection Service at PHE on ‘Investigating Emerging Infections through Linked Epidemiological and Whole Genome Sequence Data.'

The final programme and abstract booklet for the event are available to download.

Delegates were also given the opportunity to vote online for the ‘People’s Choice Award’ for best oral presentation. The winner was PhD student Liana Kaftezopoulou for her talk on ‘Metagenomic MinION sequencing for viral clinical sample investigation’ presented by Professor Richard Tedder.

Liana and Richard Tedder -people Prize

 

Members of the HPRU EZI Scientific Advisory Board judged best oral and poster presentations, with first and runner up prizes. They also judged for the first year an award for the best oral presentation by an HPRU EZI Alumni student, offering first and runner up prizes.

     
Kate -poster Winner   Soeren -Shona -poster Runner Up
Health Economics Impact Fellow Kate Ennis wins first prize for Best Poster Presentation. Presented by Dr Nick Beeching.   PhD Student Soeren Metelmann and Dr Shona Moore, invited HPRU member (prize collected by Dr Kris Subramaniam) win joint runner up prize for Best Poster Presentation. Award presented by Professor Tom Solomon.
     
John Tulloch - Oral First   Soeren - Oral Runner Up
PhD Student John Tulloch wins first prize for
Best Oral Presentation. Presented by Professor Johan Giesecke, SAB member.
  PhD Student Soeren Metelmann wins runner up prize for Best Oral Presentation. Presented by Professor Julian Hiscox.
     
Andrew - Alumni First   Margaux - Alumni Runner Up
Andrew Bosworth wins first prize for Best Oral Presentation by HPRU EZI Alumni. Presented by Professor Bill Carman, SAB member.   Margaux Meslé wins runner up prize for Best Oral Presentation by HPRU EZI Alumni. Presented by Professor Miles Carroll.

Posted on: 28/11/2018