Nomination:

ISSHA members are invited to submit nominations for the 2021 Patrick Gentien Young Scientist Award using this formDeadline: May 15, 2021. 

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The Patrick Gentien Young Scientist Achievement Award

This award is offered in recognition of outstanding achievement in any aspect of harmful algal research by scientists early in their career (i.e. within ten years of receiving their PhD). The award is intended for an exceptional or “break-through” contribution to an area of harmful algae research, rather than a cumulative record of achievement. The nominee should be an ISSHA member (see the membership list).

Previous recipients:
Dr. Chris Scholin (2002)
Dr Rosa I. Figueroa (2008)
Dr. Dedmer van de Waal (2016)

Following recommendations from the Awards Committee and after acceptance from the ISSHA Council and the ISSHA members gathered at the General Assembly, the Young Scientist Award, established in 2010, has been renamed as the "Patrick Gentien Young Scientists Award". Patrick Gentien (1950-2010), from the IFREMER laboratory in Brest, was an enthusiastic scientist who devouted his life to a better understanding of small-scale physical-biological interactions and modeling. He was always an encouraging person for keen young scientists with whom he shared generously his ideas.

This award is offered in recognition of outstanding achievement in any aspect of harmful algal research by a scientist early in their career (i.e. within ten years of receiving their PhD). The award is intended for an exceptional or “break-through” contribution to an area of harmful alga research, rather than a cumulative record of achievement. The nominee should be an ISSHA member (see the membership list).

Any ISSHA member in good standing may submit nominations for either achievement award, which should include a description of the nominee’s contribution (not more than one page). Nominations are sent to the Chair of the ISSHA Awards Committee, Marta Estrada, when the call for nominations is open.

Nominations are considered by the ISSHA Council and eventual awards are presented at the International Conferences on Harmful Algae.