The Gertrud Meissner Award is an award dedicated annually to
scientists in an early phase of their career who are doing excellent
research in the field of mycobacteriology.
It is aimed at supporting high quality
work in all fields of mycobacteriology such as diagnostics, resistance
mechanisms, molecular epidemiology, population genetics or hostpathogen interaction.
The award is named after Gertrud
Meissner in recognition of her significant efforts to stimulate and
build up a mycobacteriology research community in Europe. She was the
first head of the Department of Medical Microbiology at the Research
Center Borstel. Her work was the basis for
rational drug susceptibility testing in 1950. Also,
she has established principles of resistance development in clinical
isolates and demonstrated its association with virulence. She
continuously supported the mycobacteriology community, was a founding
member of the European Society of Mycobacteriology and chair of the
first congress of the society held in Borstel
The Gertrud Meissner Award is endowed with 2000
and will be handed over on the occasion of the
annual ESM congress where the awardee will be given the opportunity to
present his/her work.
Members of the ESM society may submit a proposal for a candidate
(deadline end of April), together with the following documents (in
CV of the
summary of the major points of the research work
information (e-mail and postal address)
Submissions to be sent by e-mail to the ESM office email@example.com,
Decision criteria are the scientific and technological quality
of the work, publications, conducted research projects, and innovative
Proposals will be evaluated by an expert panel
nominated by the steering committee of the ESM and two representatives
of the sponsors (Hain Lifescience and the
Research Center Borstel).
We thank Hain Lifescience and the Research Center Borstel for their generous support.