The recipient should be a European scientist with strong contributions in isotope science over many years in ideally more than one isotope application research fields.
The prize includes the registration, travel costs and hotel for the participation at the next Bad Soden Meeting. In addition, it contains a prize donation payment of 500€.
Furthermore, the recipient is expected to give after the laudation a 30-40 min talk of her/his
highlights and scientific achievements in Isotope Science.
The prize was initiated in 2019 by the board of Dr. Volker Derdau, Dr. Thomas Hartung and Dr. Dietrich Seidel to foster and acknowledge outstanding scientific contribution in Isotope Chemistry and connected applications.
All members of the IIS-ED can nominate a potential prize winner for the following year. Please send your nomination with a brief justification to the board.
2019 Dr. Charles Elmore (Astrazeneca, Sweden)
2022 Dr. Volker Derdau (Sanofi, Germany)
Last EIS Award Winners
At the 25th workshop on “The Synthesis and Applications of Isotopes and Isotopically Labelled Compounds” of the International Isotope Society- Central European Division (IIS-CED) chapter in Bad Soden – Germany, on the 4-5th May 2022 the second recipient of the European Isotope Science Award was awarded. After a great presentation, Dr. Volker Derdau (Sanofi, Germany) was awarded for his outstanding contribution to Isotope Chemistry during his long-standing career.
The board of the IIS-CED explained why a European price recognizing the achievements of excellent scientists in Europe promotes the community spirit of inclusion in times where there are broader sentiments of politico-cultural separation and national egoism. Researchers with a proven track record in fostering collaboration and community networks are considered to be excellent candidates for the newly established award. The IIS-CED board hopes that this is the first step for the nomination as Melvin Calvin awardee, the highest scientific prize in Isotope Science awarded to eminent isotope chemists from the global IIS organization every three years.