Abstract Prizes

The Brian Clark Award for Early Career Biotechnologists sponsored by Elsevier

In Brian’s memory, we are pleased to announce the award of a cash prize, the Brian Clark award sponsored by Elsevier. The award will be for the best poster or short talk presented by an early career scientist. It will be given to the prize winner during the closing ceremony on Wednesday 4th July, who will also be given free registration for the ECB2020 Congress in Maastricht.

The INOFEA Early Career Award for Applied Biocatalysis or Nanobiotechnology

INOFEA is a company dedicated to shielding enzymes to make them sufficiently robust and safe for use in drug discovery and development and as biopharmaceutical products. Two cash prizes and free registration at the next Congress will be awarded by INOFEA to the early career scientists who present the best short talk and the best poster on topics related to Nanobiotechnology or Applied Biocatalysis during the Congress.


For these awards, early career scientists are defined as research students or biotechnologists with less than 5 years of work experience post-graduation, discounting time taken for career breaks.

If you want your contribution to be considered for the award and to confirm that you are eligible, please tick the appropriate box on the registration form.

Posters to be judged for the awards will be marked with a sticker provided at the Congress Registration Desk. Short talks from eligible candidates will be starred in the scientific programme.

To qualify for free registration for ECB2020, Prizewinners will be required to submit an article based upon their presentation for free publication in the ECB2018 special issue of the EFB Journal, New Biotechnology.