Dear ISTT members,

We invite you to nominate a deserving scientist for the ISTT Young Investigator Award.  The ISTT Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding achievements by a young scientist who has recently received his or her advanced professional degree and who will keep the field of transgenic technologies vibrant with new ideas. The ISTT Young Investigator Award is generously sponsored by ingenious targeting laboratory. The fifth edition of this ISTT Young Investigator Award will be given at the 14th Transgenic Technology Meeting (TT2017), that will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 1-4 October 2017.

The ISTT Young Investigator Awards has been granted previously to Dr. Xiao-Yang Zhao (TT2011), Dr. Toru Takeo (TT2013), Dr. Feng Zhang (TT2014) and Dr. Pablo Ross (TT2016)

The  ISTT Young Investigator awardee attends the upcoming TT meeting, and is given his/her registration fee, travel  expenses to the TT meeting venue and accommodation during the meeting dates. All ISTT Young Investigator awardees will be given 1 year Ordinary ISTT membership and a diploma, that will be provided at the ISTT Awards Ceremony, within the TT Meeting Program.

Instructions for participating and additional information are provided at the ISTT Young Investigator Award web page.

ELEGIBILITY criteria: Nominees must be active in research, in the field of transgenic technologies, at the time the award is given. Nominees must have received a PhD or MD (or equivalent) within the past 10 years.

PROCEDURE for participating in the ISTT Young Investigator Awards selection process: 

Nominations must be made or endorsed by an ISTT member. The nominee does not have to be an ISTT member.  Self nomination is not permitted. Only one candidate can be nominated by one person.

Nominations should include:

  • the CV of the nominee
  • a document highlighting the achievements made by the nominee in the field of transgenic technologies
  • a message or document confirming the nominee’s acceptance to participate in the ISTT Young Investigator Award selection process and attendance at the upcoming TT meeting if chosen

All documents should be sent by the ISTT Member nominating the candidate to the ISTT email address:

The DEADLINE for submitting nominations is March 30, 2017.

The decision for the TT2017 ISTT Young Investigator Award will be communicated by April 30, 2017.

On behalf of the ISTT, I would like to thank ingenious targeting laboratory for their generous  and continuous support to the ISTT and, in particular, for sponsoring this fourth ISTT Young Investigator Award.

With my best regards,

Benoît Kanzler

Dr. Benoît Kanzler

Vice-President, ISTT

Head, Transgenic Mouse Core Facility