Betty Hay Award
The EMT field has developed from the pioneering work of Dr. Elizabeth Hay and her students during the late 1970s when she began to discuss the differences between epithelial cells and mesenchymal cells in the embryo. The first experimental investigation of EMT developed from the immersion of embryonic epithelial cells into an extracellular matrix (Greenburg and Hay, 1982).
TEMTIA recognizes her seminal contributions to the field through the awarding of the Betty Hay Award for a young independent female scientist within 7 years of establishing her independent laboratory.
The successful Betty Hay Award recipient will receive an award of $500 and a registration waiver and present a Betty Hay award lecture at the meeting.
Guidelines for Applicants:
- Applicant must be a current member of TEMTIA. Membership link
- Applicant must be registered and paid for the meeting.
- Supporting Documents to complement the application should be emailed to the Secretariat by September 25, 2017, consisting of:
- Curriculum vitae of the applicant: this should occupy no more than three single sheet and include a list of recent publications.
- An abstract submission for presentation
- A letter from the head of department / institute verifying their time of independence within 7 years of establishing her independent laboratory
- Academic achievement by a new female scientist within 7 years of establishing her independent laboratory
- Contribution to advancing their field through research
- Consistent production of high impact researching spanning their field
- Research that has resulted in significant contributions to medical knowledge and the public health
- Extensiveness of high quality publications
- Significance and/or impact of research in their field
- Receipt of institutional/national awards
- Evidence of independent work, including last authorship on papers, independent research funds, student laboratory personnel supervision, etc.
Graduate student/postdoctoral fellow travel awards
A number of selected talks and posters will be selected for travel awards of $400 each.
- Abstract submission for selected talks and travel awards: September 25, 2017
- Selected talks and travel awards announced: October 5, 2017