ECTS Iain T Boyle Award
Nominations are now open until 30 November 2021.
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 2021 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 2021 Award
Congratulations to Anjali Kusumbe, Dr. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK recipient of the 2021 Iain T Boyle Award presented during the ECTS Annual General Meeting 2021.
For a full list of previous Award recipients, please visit the Previous Grants section.
Anjali Kusumbe is an outstanding scientist. During her post-doc, she contributed to the understanding of bone vasculature and the links between blood vessel growth, bone formation and bone ageing. She characterized different profiles of precursors of bone and endothelial cells utilizing high-resolution three-dimensional and advanced intravital imaging. In addition, she identified a novel blood vessel subtype in bone termed ‘type H’ that forms the niche for the cells of the osteoblast lineage and is essential for bone formation and the changes in physiology and diseases. Her contribution has being recognized in prestigious journals. She has been granted by several fellowships and awards. She has been nominated in 2015 as an ECTS academy member.
At most, her work opened new avenues in the bone field and stimulated many groups to work in this research direction. Anjali is currently acting as a group leader at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford. This award is recognition of her achievement.