SEB Brighton 2016

Awards and prizes

We celebrate outstanding biologists. Our awards are open to everyone - not just members, and they are presented at the Annual Conference. SEB Brighton 2016 delegates can compete for the following awards:

Young Scientist Award Session (YSAS)

Submission is now closed

The Young Scientist Award Session (YSAS) is held each year at the Annual Main Meeting. The session provides the opportunity for postgraduates and postdocs in the first three years of their first postdoc to showcase their talents and is designed to recognise the best young researchers.

There are three prizes per section (i.e. Animal-Cell and Plant-Cell). Prizes on offer are as follows:

  • 1st Prize: £400
  • Runners up: 2 x £100

    How to enter:
  1. Submit an abstract online for a relevant session at the Annual Main Meeting on or before 25 March 2016. Tick the box which says "I would like to be considered for YSAS".
  2. Submit an extended version of the abstract for judging by a panel together with two letters of references (one of which should confirm your status). For more information on preparing the extended abstract, please see frequently asked questions.
  3. Your extended abstract needs to be submitted by 8 April 2016 and should be emailed as a Word document to Oliver Kingham, You can use our abstract proforma to help you with the layout of your extended abstract. The extended abstract should be no more than one A4 side of paper, Calibri font, font point size 11. Your two letters of reference should be emailed to Oliver as well, although these need to be sent by the referees themselves.

What happens next?

  1. The extended abstracts will be judged and the three best candidates per section will be invited to give a presentation to a panel of judges at the Annual Main Meeting
  2. The presentations, based on the extended abstract, will be given at the Annual Main Meeting on 4 July 2016 and a winner and two runners up from each section will be chosen on the basis of those presentations.
  3. The winners of the award will be announced at the Cell Plenary Lecture on 7 July 2016.
The deadline for entering YSAS has now closed. For those who have submitted to be selected for the YSAS award, the deadline for submitting your extended abstract is 8 April 2016.

Irene Manton Poster Prize

Submission is now closed

The Irene Manton Poster Prize is open to students and early career scientists. A prize of £100 is awarded to the best poster in each section (animal, cell and plant biology). Posters must be pre-registered in the competition (please email Oliver Kingham by 10 June 2016 to enter your poster) and will be judged during the poster sessions on 5 and 6 July 2016.

The deadline for entries to this poster prize is 10 June 2016.