The Pandemic Institute Student Excellence Awards return

A unique collaboration between The Pandemic Institute in Liverpool and leading health care company DAM Health is returning.   

The Student Excellence Awards is back for a second intake for 2023, with PhD students from the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine encouraged to apply.  

Five new awards of £5000 will be available for PhD students on a competitive basis. 

The Student Excellence Awards 2023 will help boost the career development opportunities of each winner, enabling them to attend international conferences or take up world-leading training and development opportunities.  

Applications with international ambitions are welcomed to help showcase Liverpool’s pivotal place in global health. The awards ceremony takes place at The Spine in February 2023.   

The Pandemic Institute will soon celebrate its first anniversary with a special evening taking place at the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre.  

The Pandemic Institute’s new director, Tom Solomon, will lead the event with a keynote speech and guests from the medical and scientific world will join him in toasting the Pandemic Institute’s success.  

PhD students interested in finding out more about The Student Excellence Awards 2023 are invited to attend.  

From the 2022 intake, winning students’ work included, mosquito transmitted viruses, vaccines against respiratory disease, antimicrobial resistance, novel approaches to pathogen detection and respiratory disease control in middle and low-income countries.  

The awards were presented by Professor Matt Ashton, Liverpool’s Director of Public Health, in The Spine in March this year.  

Professor Tom Solomon, Director of The Pandemic Institute: “The Pandemic Institute’s mission is to protect the world from emerging infections and future pandemic threats and we are passionate about developing the next generation of leading scientists to achieve our ambitious targets.  

“We recognise the impact and significance of this generous contribution from DAM Health to boost the career development opportunities of students across our Liverpool Institute partners.”  

Professor Frank Joseph, Medical Director of DAM Health: “At DAM Health we remain absolutely committed to finding and nurturing the next generation of brilliant scientific minds who have chosen to study in Liverpool.  

“Proudly working with the Pandemic Institute, The Student Excellence Awards 2023 give five brilliant students the opportunity to enhance the PhD level educations and to develop themselves further. 

“For the first ever awards we had five very worthy and innovative winners, and I can’t wait to see who we discover in 2023 and to read all of their applications. Everyone at DAM Health is incredibly proud to be a part of this.”  

Applications for The Pandemic Institute Student Excellence Awards 2023 open from midday (Monday 30 August and are open until Wednesday 30 November at 5pm. To apply, click here.

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