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Call for Nominations: Alfred Tissières Young Investigator Award

The Executive Council of the Cell Stress Society International has established The Alfred Tissières Young Investigator Award. The award is named in honor and remembrance of Professor Alfred Tissières, a pioneering investigator in the heat shock and cellular stress response field.

Alfred Tissières was broadly known for his support and encouragement of young scientists and it is therefore fitting that this award is for a Post-Doctoral Fellow or Assistant Professor less than 10 years beyond the attainment of his or her doctoral degree.

Selection criteria: publications, awards, honors, grants, service to the field.

Previous Awards:

2011         Mathias Gehrmann, Germany

2009         Wanping Xu, USA

2007         Ellen Nollen, The Netherlands

2005         Anton Vila-Sanjurjo, USA

In order to self-nominate, submit an abstract for an oral presentation indicating that you wish to be considered for this award. Then complete your application by sending a copy of your curriculum vitae and a summary of your contribution to the field to Helen Neumann (

Applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee that will be made up of the Cell Stress Society International Council and members of the Cell Stress and Chaperones Editorial Board. Three finalists will be selected to present their work at a special session during the Congress in Sheffield. Each finalist will receive a travel award to help cover meeting expenses and a certificate indicating the recipient is an Alfred Tissières Award Finalist for 2013. The winner will be selected after the oral presentations and will receive one year’s membership of the CSSI, a certificate and a copy of the Road to Rakaposhi by George Band. This book describes Alfred’s 1954 Cambridge University Expedition to Rakaposhi. The book will contain an inscription stating that it has been given to the Alfred Tissières Award Winner for 2013.

The deadline for applications is June 1, 2013.