The ISABS Future Scientist Award

The ISABS Future Scientist Award

A joint project of the International Society of Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS), Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency

The Scientific Committee of the International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS) in collaboration with the Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency and the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education awards the best Croatian high school students' essays with The ISABS Future Scientist Award. The essays must be in the field of human biology, genetics and chemistry and infectious disease (such as COVID-19). ISABS will also reward all teachers-mentors of the winning students.

THE PURPOSE OF THE AWARD IS:

1. To encourage young people to engage in science from an early age,
2. To enable the awarded students and teachers to meet the leading World's scientists including Nobel Prize laureates,
3. To promote knowledge as the basis of the Croatian future.

PARTICIPATION INFORMATION

High school students from Croatia wishing to compete for the award must submit their essays by completing the Application form and uploading it via the following button:

The application deadline is  May 1, 2022.

Recipients of the Future Scientist Award will be notified by e-mail and will be listed at the ISABS official website https://isabs.hr/about/awards/

The application must contain:

  • Name and surname of the student and the teacher/mentor,
  • Contact e-mail and mobile number of a student and mentor,
  • Name of the school and the address, the class that the student attends and the place from which the student comes,
  • Description of previous student achievement (average grade point, awards, etc.),
  • Biography of the mentor with special regard to the results in teaching and science (up to 500 words),
  • Student essay in Croatian and English (description of the experiment he/she was working on or discussion on some important topics in literature) in the field of human biology, genetics, chemistry, Infectious diseases (such as COVID-19 etc.) (up to 2000 words).

The best essays will be selected by the following committee:
Prof. Dragan Primorac, M.D., Ph.D. (The Pennsylvania State University and University of New Haven, USA; St. Catherine Hospital, Croatia; Universities of Split, Rijeka and Osijek, Croatia; Medical School REGIOMED, Germany)
Aaron Ciechanover (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004; Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)
Sir Richard John Roberts (Nobel Prize in medicine in Physiology and Medicine 1993;
Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA & New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA, USA)
Mr. Božo Pavičin (Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia)
Dubravka Brezak Stamać, Ph.D. (Education and Teacher Training Agency of the Republic of Croatia)
Prof. Manolis Kelis, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Broad Institute,
Cambridge, MA, USA),
Prof. Tamas Ordog, M.D., Ph.D. (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
Prof. Mitchell Holland (Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA)
Prof. Henry Erlich, Ph.D. (Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, CA, USA)
Ass. Prof. Saša Missoni, Ph.D. (Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia)
Prof. Henry Lee (University of New Haven, CT, USA)

ISABS will award up to six (6) high school students and their mentors for the best essay. The awarded students will receive The ISABS Future Scientist Award, certificate, cash prize of 1,000 kuna and free registration for the scientific program of the conference, including lectures of the Nobel Laureates. They will also be entitled attend the opening ceremony of the ISABS Conference and the Conference banquet. In addition, they will be provided with conference materials (book of abstracts, special volume of the Croatian Medical Journal, etc.). Furthermore, their mentors will be awarded with free conference participation and they will receive a certificate as well.

Recipients of the Future Scientist Award will be notified by e-mail and will be listed here.

Winners are required to display their work at the conference as a poster presentation.

POSTER GUIDELINES are available here.

THE AWARD-GIVING CEREMONY

The award-giving ceremony will take place during Conference Banquet, Friday, June 24, 8:00 p.m.-11:55 p.m. Please note that the program is subject to change, so please check the updated Conference Program or ask at the Registration desk.

The award-giving ceremony will be attended by Nobel Prize Laureates: Aaron Ciechanover (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004; Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel); Sir Richard John Roberts (Nobel Prize in medicine in Physiology and Medicine 1993; Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA & New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA, USA); Thomas Südhof (Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine 2013; University of Stanford, Palo Alto, CA, USA).