Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2007 IFCC/Abbott Award for Significant Contributions to Molecular Diagnostics. The Award is sponsored by Abbott Molecular Inc. and has been created to honour an individual who has made unique contributions to the promotion and understanding of Molecular Biology and its application in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine throughout the world.
This award is given annually on the occasion of either an International or a Regional IFCC Congress. Previous winners of this award are Professor Peltonen (2002), Professors Bertina and Reitsma (2003), Professor Ferrari and Professor Wittwer (2005).
A nomination package needs to include (1) a statement as to the reasons for the nomination, highlighting the accomplishments of the individual, which warrant the nomination and (2) a complete curriculum vitae of the nominee including a bibliography. This documentation together with the nominating letter should be in English. The nominee need not be aware that a nomination has been made on her or his behalf. The officers of the IFCC or members of the IFCC Awards Committee are not eligible for the award during their tenure of office.
Nominations should be mailed to Professor Carl A. Burtis, chair of the IFCC Awards Committee before December 31, 2006 at the following address:
Professor Vladimir PalickaCharles University, University HospitalInstitute for Clinical Biochemistry and DiagnosticsCZ-500 05 Hradec KraloveCzech RepublicTel: +420 49 583 2129Fax: +420 49 583 2003E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, IFCC Awards Committee