2022 Young Scientist Award Winner Andrea Spiri

The 2022 ABCD Young Scientist Award, funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health goes to Dr Andrea Spiri (33), of the Zurich University Department of Clinical Diagnostics.
Congrats to Andrea Spiri (University of Zurich), this year’s laureate of the ABCD & Boehringer Ingelheim Young Scientist 2022 award!

2021 Young Scientist Award Winners Julia Klaus and Yasmin Parr

Yasmin Parr and Julia Klaus win the 2021 Young Scientist Award
The 2021 ABCD Young Scientist Award, funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health goes to Dr Julia Klaus (30), of the Zurich University VetSuisse Faculty, and to Dr Yasmin Parr (28), of the MRC-University

2020 Young Scientist Award Winner Conor O’Halloran

Conor O’Halloran, recipient of the 2020 ABCD and Boehringer Ingelheim Young Scientist Awards.
The 2020 ABCD Young Scientist Award, funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health goes to Dr Conor O’Halloran (29), with a PhD of the University of Edinburgh and currently in clinical practice.

2019 Young Scientist Award Winner Rosina Ehman

Rosina Ehmann (Germany), winner of the 2019 ABCD and Boehringer Ingelheim Young Scientist Award
Rosina Ehmann: a reverse genetics system for a serotype I feline coronavirus
In Cavtat, Rosina Ehmann (Germany), winner of the 2019 ABCD and Boehringer Ingelheim Young Scientist Award, gave a presentation on a reverse genetics

2018 Young Scientist Award Winner Maria Flaminia Persichetti

Maria Flaminia Persichetti (centre), recipient of the 2018 ABCD Young Scientist Award flanked by Jean-Christophe Thibault (Boehringer Ingelheim) and ABCD board member Maria Grazia Pennisi (at right) who presented the award.
The 2018 ABCD Young Scientist Award funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health was

2017 Young Scientist Award Winner Maciej Parys

Maciej Parys (at right), recipient of the 2017 ABCD Young Scientist Award flanked by ABCD chair Karin Moestl (centre) and Jean-Christoph Thibault (Boehringer Ingelheim), who presented the award
The 2017 ABCD Young Scientist Award funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health (formerly known as AMYSA

2016 Young Scientist Award Winners Mirja Nolff and Vito Colella

2016 Young Scientist Award Winners Mirja Nolff and Vito Colella

The ABCD &

2015 Young Scientist Award Winners Paweł Bęczkowski and Emily Porter

Paweł Bęczkowski: BETTER UNDERSTANDING FIV INFECTION
The 2015 AMYSA for Basic Research was presented to Dr Pawel Beczkowski (31), a Polish resident in internal medicine (ECVIM) at the Small Animal Hospital at the University of Glasgow, UK.

While studying at the University’s Centre for Virus Research, he focused on

2014 Young Scientist Award Winners Katarzyna Zabielska and Katja Silbermayr

Katarzyna Zabielska: developing tools against injection site sarcoma
The 2014 AMYSA for Basic Research was presented to Katarzyna Agnieszka Zabielska, assistant professor at the department of small animal diseases at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, for her work on the effect of biocomplex of colloid gold nanoparticles with

2013 Young Scientist Award Winners Deborah Gow and Sanne Dolieslager

Deborah Gow: investigating feline immunity
The 2013 AMYSA for Basic Research was presented to Deborah (Debbie) Gow, a PhD student at the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh (UK), for her work on the feline colony stimulating factor (CSF-1) and its receptor, CSF-1R.

Deborah’s work demonstrated that feline macrophages can

2012 Young Scientist Award Winners Céline Robert-Tissot and Bianca Stützer

ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Award winners Céline Robert-Tissot and Bianca Stützer
This year, two ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Awards (AMYSA) were presented, one for Basic research and one for Clinical research.

2011 Young Scientist Award Winner Isabelle Dietrich

The ABCD and Merial Young Scientist Award 2011 was presented to Isabelle Dietrich MRes, a PhD student at the Center for Virus Research of the University of Glasgow (UK), on 25 June in Vienna, on the occasion of the congress of the International Society of Feline Medicine.
The awards

2010 Young Scientist Award Winner William McEwan

The ABCD and Merial Young Scientist Award 2010 was presented to William McEwan BSc MRes PhD, now working at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge (UK), on 20 June in Amsterdam, on the occasion of the congress of the International Society of Feline Medicine.
William McEwan: the replication

2009 Young Scientist Award Winner Jonas Wensman

The ABCD and Merial Young Scientist Award 2009 was presented to Jonas Wensman, from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU, Uppsala), on 20 June in Dubrovnik, on the occasion of the congress of the European Society of Feline Medicine.
Jonas Wensman: Borna virus infection
Jonas Wensman (33) received

2008 Young Scientist Award Winner Hannah Dewerchin

The first ABCD and Merial Young Scientist Award 2008 was presented to Dr Hannah Dewerchin, from the Ghent University (Belgium), on 25 September in Edinburgh, on the occasion of the congress of the European Society of Feline Medicine.
Hannah Dewerchin: Feline infectious peritonitis
Dr Dewerchin (29) received the award