Avanti Polar Lipids / IUPAB Medal and Prize

Avanti Polar Lipids and IUPAB (International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics) have established one triennial award to be presented at the triennial IUPAB Congresses.
The International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) encourage the nomination of candidates for the Avanti Polar Lipids/IUPAB Medal and Prize to be awarded at the 2020 Biophysics Congress, in Foz do Iguaçu – Brasil.
The award will be given to an investigator for outstanding contributions to any theme within the field of biophysics without limit of age. The winner receives an honorarium of USD$ 3,000, and a medal.
The IUPAB Council will constitute a Jury that will make the award.

  • The nominee will be expected to have made important and well-recognized contributions to the field of biophysics.
  • The nominees must not nominate themselves.
  • The nominees may be of any nationality or academic rank, and may be affiliated with non-academic institutions provided that the work for which they are to be acknowledged has been published in recognized scholarly journals
  • The nominator must submit completed nomination forms and the required documents.

Nominators: they could act as nominators IUPAB Adhering Bodies, Scientific Societies, Universities, Research Institutions or senior biophysicists. A given nominator can propose only one candidate for this prize.
Nominations packets must include the following:

  1. Completed Award Nomination Form.
  2. Letter from the nominator (no more than 2 pages), supporting the candidacy of the nominee, and highlighting scientific contributions/publications deemed representative or especially worthy of recognition.
  3. Letter from the nominee accepting the nomination, and a commitment (excepting exceptional extenuating circumstances) to present a Plenary lecture at the IUPAB congress at which the award is made. Additionally, a review article for Biophysical Reviews Journal is desired, submitted within 3 months of the award being made known the recipient.
  4. Nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  5. Two letters of support (other than the nominator)

The nomination packet, in PDF format, should be emailed to the IUPAB Secretary General Prof. Juan Carmelo Gomez Fernandez. (jcgomez@um.es) up to 20th February 2020.
Download application form