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2024 Awards Program

The 2024 Awards Nomination packages submission deadline is 15th February 2024.  Please submit them to the Executive Administrator.

Nominations for the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student Award for 2024 are due January 22, 2024. See below for nomination information.

Awards Committee Members

  • Immediate Past Chair - Gerjo van Osch (Chair of the Committee)
  • Chair - Abhay Pandit
  • Chair-Elect - Manuela Gomes
  • SYIS-EU Chair - Lizette Utomo
  • Mauro Alini
  • Danny Kelly
  • Antonella Motta

The Awards

As approved unanimously by the TERMIS-EU Council the following awards will be given by the TERMIS-EU chapter:

  • Career Achievement Award,
  • Mid Term Career Award,
  • Robert Brown Early Career Principal Investigator Award
  • Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student Award.

The criteria for each award were initially defined by the chair in this document and are presented to the council to review and approve.

Career Achievement Award

The Career Achievement Award will be awarded to an established researcher who has made long-term, landmark contributions to the TERM field. It will be given to a widely respected researcher who has contributed considerably to the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. It should acknowledge an individual for their outstanding, continued contributions to the field, which includes a sustained in time significant contribution to the literature.

This award is aimed towards a recognition of individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the field of TERM, with outputs of clear professional excellence in their area; for example as scientists, clinicians, educators and/or contributors to TERMIS activities. The awardee must have a proven record of excellence and an outstanding international recognition in the TERM arena. There should be a significant and profound evidence of the awardee's major contributions to the development and status of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and its evolution as a field. The awardee should have carried out most of their career in the TERMIS-EU geographical area.
 

Mid Term Career Award 

An award for individuals that are within 10-20 years after obtaining their PhD. The Midterm Career Award recognizes an individual, who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research, during the midterm of their career with setting up a successful research group and clear evidence of outstanding performance.
 

ROBERT BROWN EARLY CAREER PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR AWARD

The Robert Brown Early Career Principal Investigator Award recognizes an individual, who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research, during the early stages of their career with clear evidence of a growing profile.

Candidates for the TERMIS-EU Early Career Principal Investigator Award must have been awarded their first PhD (or equivalent doctoral degree) more than 2 and less than 10 years prior to the deadline of the call.

 

Eligibility

Regarding extensions for people beyond the 10 year limit please refer to the effective elapsed time for eligibility guidelines as per the ERC call for proposals (Annex 4.4 page 40 and 41). http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/guides_for_applicants/h2020-guide19-erc-stg-cog_en.pdf

The awardee must demonstrate evidence of high quality publications in highly cited journals, leadership activities, grant income from major funding bodies and external recognition amongst the wider international TERM community.

 

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student Award - Deadline for 2024 nomination packages is January 22, 2024

MAL Outstanding Student Award will be presented to a student (undergraduate/graduate) who has shown outstanding research accomplishments in the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. The student will be selected based upon the following requirements and criteria being met:

  • a brief CV is provided outlining the career of the student
  • a manuscript has been submitted or published within the past 12 months (January 2023 - January 2024) to the journal Tissue Engineering, Part A
  • the manuscript does not need to be accepted at the time of nomination, but at a minimum it needs to be submitted
  • the individual must be a member of TERMIS
  • the manuscript must detail original research work
  • potential awardees cannot self-nominate
  • the individual must be nominated by a TERMIS member in good standing
  • potential awardees must confirm their availability to attend the relevant Chapter conference or World Congress at which their award will be presented.
  • Manuscript submitted or published within the past 12 months to be eligible (January 2023 - January 2024)

The manuscript of the winner of the award will be published in the journal, Tissue Engineering, Part A with appropriate recognition, as outlined below. The call for MAL Oustanding Student Award nominations will be announced prior to the annual conference of the Chapter in which the nominee resides or prior to the World Congress in those years a World Congress is held. The student will be selected by the respective Chapter’s Awards Committee. 

The TERMIS Awards Committee requires the following information for each nominee:

  • curriculum Vitae
  • certification of student status
  • manuscript submitted or published in Tissue Engineering, Part A within the 12 months (January 2023 - January 2024) prior to the relevant meeting
  • one letter of recommendation
  • a statement confirming attendance at the relevant TERMIS Chapter/World Congress conference should the nominee be successful.

The awardee will receive the following:

  • TERMIS-Americas (TERMIS-AM), TERMIS-Europe (TERMIS-EU) and TERMIS-Asia-Pacific (TERMIS-AP) Chapter conferences:
    • $500 USD Award from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
    • $1000 USD travel support from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. to attend the TERMIS-EU Conference
    • TERMIS Chapter sponsored registration waiver
    • the opportunity to publish their research in Tissue Engineering (page charges and color art fees will be waived)
       
  • In the year of the TERMIS World Congress (every 3-years):
    • $1000 USD Award from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
    • $1500 USD travel support from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. to attend the 2024 TERMIS World Congress
    • TERMIS World Congress sponsored registration wavier for the recipient of the award
    • Awardee will have the opportunity to publish their research in Tissue Engineering (page charges and color art fees will be waived).
    • In the year of the World Congress, any individual eligible for the award and from any part of the world, can submit a nomination package based on the criteria outlined above. The chapter nominating committee that is hosting the World Congress will review the nominations received for consideration of the award.

 

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee will be chaired by the Immediate Past Chair of the TERMIS-EU chapter. The other members of the EU Awards Committee will be the current Chair and the Chair-Elect, as well as the SYIS-EU Chair (ex officio members of the committee). Two other members will be selected yearly for this committee based on the proposal of the Awards Committee Chair and approval of the TERMIS-EU Council. Any member of the committee that is not in executive office and is nominated for an award will have to resign from the committee for that particular year. A committee member, who resigns, will be replaced by another member proposed by the awards committee under approval of the TERMIS-EU Council.

Some Guidelines

  • The council members will not be able to apply while in office.
  • Self nomination is not permitted.
  • All the awardees will be selected by the TERMIS-EU Awards Committee.
  • All nominated candidates must be Members of the TERMIS-EU Chapter.

Each nomination to be received by the Awards Committee must include the following information:

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae of the nominee (no more than 5 pages);
  • One (1) page summary detailing the major achievements of the nominee; and
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation written by respected scientists/professionals working within the TERM field that are members of any chapter of TERMIS. Letters by members of the Awards Committee are not acceptable.

In the year of the World Congress, the recipients of the Robert Brown Early Career Principal Investigator, the Mid Term Career and the Career Achievement Awards will: 

  • Be presented with a plaque at the TERMIS World Congress
  • Each recipient must confirm their attendance at the TERMIS World Congress
  • Be provided with 30 minutes to present a lecture during an TERMIS-EU Awards Ceremony at the 2024 TERMIS World Congress

 

Issuance of Awards - TERMIS-EU Chapter Conferences (non World Congress Years)

In a non World Congress year, the recipient of the Career Achievement and the Mid Term Career Award will: 

  • Receive a complimentary registration to attend the TERMIS-EU Annual Conference
  • Be presented with a plaque
  • Be provided with 30 minutes to present a plenary lecture at the TERMIS-EU Annual Conference
  • Each recipient must confirm their attendance at the TERMIS-EU Annual Conference.

 

In a non World Congress year, the recipient of the Robert Brown Early Career Principal Investigator Award will:

  • Receive an honorarium of €1,000
  • Be presented with a plaque
  • Be provided with 30 minutes to present a plenary lecture at the TERMIS-EU Annual Conference
  • Must confirm their attendance at the TERMIS-EU Annual Conference
  • A complimentary registration to attend the TERMIS-EU Annual Conference

Timings and other relevant information

  • Nominations must be received by 1st December.
  • The TERMIS-EU Awards Committee will review the nomination packages received and provide the names of the award recipients by the first week of February. At this time, the awardees must confirm their attendance at the TERMIS-EU Annual Conference.
  • All nomination packages for the TERMIS-EU Awards Program should be submitted to the TERMIS Administrator via email at swilburn@termis.org.

 

 

Awards Recipients

2024 TERMIS-EU Awards Recipients

 

 

2023 TERMIS-EU Awards Recipients

Career Achievement Award

Mauro Alini, PhD

 

Danny Kelly, PhD

Mid Term Career Award

Professor of Tissue Engineering at Trinity College Dublin

 

Michael Monaghan, PhD

Robert Brown Early Principal Investigator Award

Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin

 

2022 TERMIS-EU Awards Recipients

Robert Brown Early Principal Investigator Award

Riccardo Levato, PhD

Associate Professor of Translational Bioengineering and Biomaterials at the Department of ClinicalSciences (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University), and Principal Investigator both at the RegenerativeMedicine Center Utrecht
and at the Department of Orthopedics of the University Medical Center Utrecht.

 

Mid Term Career Award

Marianna Tryfonidou, DVM, PhD

Professor
Musculosketal diseases
RMCU, Utrecht University

 

Career Achievement Award

Alicia El Haj, BSc, MSc, PhD, FREng, FRSB, FEAMBES

Interdisciplinary Chair of Cell Engineering
Director of the Institute of Translational Medicine
University of Birmingham

 

2021 TERMIS-EU Award Recipients

Robert Brown Early Career Principal Investigator Award

Marietta Hermann, PhD

Group Leader
IZKF Research Group Tissue Regeneration in Musculoskeletal Diseases,
Musculoskeletal Center Würzburg, GER

 

Mid Term Career Award

Jos Malda, PhD

Professor
Biofabrication in Translational Regenerative Medicine (0.7 FTE)
Department of Orthopaedics, Utreacht University Medical Center (UMCU), The Netherlands

Professor
Biofabrication in Translational Regenerative Medicine (0.3 FTE)
Department of Equine Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

 

Career Achievement Award

Ranieri Cancedda, MD

Professor
Cell Biology, Dean of the Biotechnology School and Coordinator of the PhD program in “Biotechnology in Translational Medicine” at the University of Genova, Italy

 

2020 TERMIS-EU Award Recipients

Robert Brown Early Career Principal Investigator Award

Jeroen Leijten, PhD

Associate Professor
Dept. Developmental BioEngineering, Faculty of Science and Technology,
Technical Medical Centre, University of Twente, The Netherlands

 

Mid Term Career Award

Prof. Martin J. Stoddart, PhD, FRSB

Principal Scientist
AO Research Institute

 

Career Achievement Award

Prof. Graziella Pellegrini

Full Professor
Applied Cell Biology and Coordinators of Cell Therapy at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Co-Founder, Member of the Board, and Director of R&D
Holostem Terapie Avanzate S.r.l., Modena, Italy

 

2019 TERMIS-EU Award Recipients

Career Achievement Award

Rui L. Reis, CEng, MSc, PhD, DSc, MD (Doctor h.c)

Full Professor of Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells
(Professor Catedrático)
Director of the 3B´s Research Group

Robert Brown Early Career Investigator Award

Prof. Liesbet Geris

Biomechanics Research Unit, GIGA In Silico Medicine, University of Liège, Belgium
Prometheus, division of Skeletal Tissue Engineering , KU Leuven, Belgium
Biomechanics Section, KU Leuven, Belgium
 

2017 TERMIS-EU Award Recipients

The TERMIS-EU Council and the TERMIS-EU Awards Committee would like to announce the recipients of the 2017 TERMIS-EU Awards Program.

Contributions to Literature Award

Rui L. Reis, CEng, MSc, PhD, DSc, MD (Doctor h.c)
Full Professor of Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells
(Professor Catedrático)
Director of the 3B´s Research Group
(bio)

 


Robert Brown Early Career Principal Investigator Award

Jeroen Rouwkema, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biomechanical Engineering, University of Twente

 

2016 TERMIS-EU Award Recipients

The TERMIS-EU Council and the TERMIS-EU Awards Committee would like to announce the recipients of the 2016 TERMIS-EU Awards Program.

Clinical Translation Award

James B. Richardson, MBChB, FRCS, MD

Professor of Orthopaedics
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Title of presentation: Cartilage Repair

 

Young Scientist Award

Lorenzo Moroni, PhD

Maastricht University

 

2014 TERMIS-EU Award Recipients

The TERMIS-EU Council and the TERMIS-EU Awards Committee would like to announce the recipients of the 2014 TERMIS-EU Awards Program.

Career Achievement Award - C. James Kirkpatrick

Young Scientist Award - Katja Schenke-Layland

 

2013 TERMIS-EU Award Recipients

The TERMIS-EU Council and the TERMIS-EU Awards Committee would like to announce the recipients of the 2013 TERMIS-EU Awards Program. The recipients will be provided with time to speak during the 2013 TERMIS-EU Conference in Istanbul and be presented with a plaque.

Career Achievement Award - Clemens van Blitterswijk

Contributions to Literature Award - Ranieri Cancedda

Young Scientist Award - Manuela Gomes