Science Awards

With the objective of recognising young scientists, ECETOC has been active in the provision of an annual Science Award to outstanding works of science since 2003.

The 1st Science Award was accorded on the occasion of its ECETOC‘s 25th Anniversary to recognise the achievements of three promising European investigators in the fields of science relevant to its mission of supporting the safe manufacturing and use of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biomaterials through good science. Since then the format of the Award may have varied, however the objectives have remained the same.

2016 Science Awards

Environmental science related award

SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting: Young Scientist Awards (YSA)

22-26 May 2016, Nantes, France


Logo Setac Europe 2016

The ECETOC Best Platform Award honours the early career scientist with the best platform presentation at the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting. The award at SETAC Europe, Nantes 2016, went to

Yuan Pan, of the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, for her presentation on ‘Using the ecosystem services framework to link scientific research and policy-making: a case study of Lake Tai, China.’ More information on the SETAC Nantes meeting can be found at


YSA Setas Nantes 1

YSA Setac Nantes 2


Human health science related award

Eurotox 2016: ECETOC Christa Hennes Young Scientist Award

04-07 September 2016, Seville, Spain

Logo EUROTOX 2016

This is a Best Poster Award for toxicological research into mechanisms and risk assessment, selected by a panel in which ECETOC participates at the EUROTOX Annual Meeting. In 2014, the award was re-named in memory of the late Dr Christa Hennes, former ECETOC Human Health Sciences Manager, who was instrumental in its organisation.

At EUROTOX, Seville 2016, this award was won by Marlon Jetten of Maastricht University for her abstract: ‘Development of short- term assay(s) to predict dermal cancer potential of petroleum streams’. The winner receives a monetary prize and a free invitation to the following year’s Eurotox meeting. Eurotox 2016 website: