Nominations are open now for the 2016 Omenn Prize, to be awarded at the 2017 ISEMPH Meeting in Groningen, Netherlands. The submission deadline is March 31, 2017
The International Society for Evolution, Medicine & Public Health invites nominations for the Omenn Prize of $5000 for the best article published in 2016 in any scientific journal on a topic related to evolution in the context of medicine and public health. It will be awarded in August 2017 at the ISEMPH Meeting in Groningen, Netherlands.
The prize, provided by the generosity of Gilbert S. Omenn, will be awarded to the first author of the winning article. Authors are encouraged to nominate their own articles, but nominations of articles by others are also welcome.
Nominations close March 31, 2017
Any relevant peer-reviewed article with a publication date of 2016 for the final version of the article is eligible, but the prize is intended for work that uses evolutionary principles to advance understanding of a disease or disease process. The prize committee will give priority to articles with implications for human health, but many basic science or theoretical articles have such implications.
The Prize Committee for this year is chaired by Grazyna Jasienska, and its members are James Bull and Antonis Rokas. Papers by committee members, their students and lab group members are not eligible, and articles by their co-authors or close associates are subject to special conditions. The winner will be invited to present a talk at the meeting of the International Society for Evolution and Medicine.