ECTS Iain T Boyle Award
Nominations period: September – November.
In memory of Professor Iain T Boyle (1935–2001) who contributed greatly to the field of mineral metabolism and his work on osteoporosis was known and acclaimed nationally and internationally. The award is open to young scientists who have made significant progress and contribution to the field of bone and calcified tissue.
The award is for €1000 (Euros) is announced during the ECTS annual congress.
The awardee will be invited to actively contribute to ECTS either during the congress or within one of the committees.
This award is open to young scientists who have made significant progress and contribution to the field of bone and calcified tissue. The nominee should be within 10 years of completing their PhD (or equivalent).
ECTS Board members are not eligible to this award during term of office in the ECTS Board.
Nominations for the 2022. Iain T Boyle Award are now open until 30 November 2021.
Nominees must be nominated and seconded by ECTS members and must be submitted via the online form.
All nominations are reviewed by an independent panel of reviewers. The final decision is based on the marks and comments from the reviewers and any conflicts of interest are identified and dealt with appropriately.
Winner of the 2022 Award
Congratulations to Dr. Natasha Appelman-Dijkstra, M.D., Ph.D., Leiden, Netherlands recipient of the 2022 Iain T Boyle Award presented during the ECTS Annual General Meeting 2022.
For a full list of previous Award recipients, please visit the Previous Grants section.
Dr. Natasha Appelman-Dijkstra, M.D., Ph.D. is well-known in the European bone research community. She has headed the illustrious Leiden Center for Bone Quality since 2016.
She has spearheaded research on fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome, microindentation, rare bone diseases and parathyroid disorders. She is a very active member of the BOND-ERN. Her translational research includes circadian rhythms and bone marrow adiposity. Her publication record is impressive with more than 100 publications in prestigious journals. She is an excellent speaker invited on many occasions. She is the co-founder and secretary of the “NVE-BoNe”, a national working group for calcium and bone disorders of the Dutch society for Endocrinology (NVE) and since November 2017 she was elected president of the Dutch association for calcium and bone research (NVCB). Starting January 2020 Natasha is a section editor for bone and mineral metabolism at the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) one of the leading journals within the field of Endocrinology.
Overall she is a very knowledgeable, wise and wonderful person to collaborate with. She deserves this award for the impressive way in which she combines or even leverages research to improve patient care in osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases.