Purpose: To recognise a member of the Young ISHAM community who has made a significant contribution to their field and shows promise as a future key opinion leader. 

Selection: Nominations are made from the ISHAM membership. An independent panel judge the applications.

Number awarded: 2 - one in basic mycology and one in clinical mycology

Prize: A certificate, CHF 1,000, a travel grant of  CHF 400 to attend the ISHAM Congress and the recipients will be invited to give a short lecture at the Congress

Recipient (Basic Mycology) Recipient (Clinical Mycology) Year of Award

Ferry Hagen

"A retrospective molecular diagnostic study to detect Cryptococcus gattii in formalin fixed paraffin embedded pulmonary coin lesions" 

Frank L van de Veerdonk

"Elucidating antifungal host defence via primary immunodeficiencies" 

2015

Clarissa Nobile

"The molecular mechanisms of biofilm formation by Candida albicans"

Stepanie Diezmann

"Fungal evolution, phylogeny, population divergence and epidemiology of pathogenic yeasts"

2012