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Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology



The IUPAP C6 Young Scientist Prize recognizes exceptional achievements of scientists in the field of Biological Physics at a relatively junior stage of their career. The recipient must be no more than eight years post PhD (excluding career interruptions) by the deadline of the competition (see below), is expected to have demonstrated significant scientific achievements, and displays exceptional promise for future achievements in Biological Physics. Two winners will be considered for the prize in 2021 (one prize for 2020 and one for 2021), which will be collectively presented in a virtual ceremony and pair of talks in the Fall of 2021.


The Prize: The individual prize will consist of 1,000 EUR award money, a medal, and a certificate. One prize cannot be shared between several candidates.


Prize Selection: The prize selection committee will consist of all C6 commission members. IUPAP C6 Website:


Eligibility: The commission will consider nominees with PhD dates after May 1, 2012 for the 2020 prize and after May 1, 2013 for the 2021 prize. IUPAP encourages the nomination of outstanding women and other underrepresented groups.


Application Documents:

1) A suggested one-sentence citation and a brief statement (less than 300 words) summarizing the nominee’s primary research contribution

2) Curriculum vitae including all publications. Self-nominations are not permitted, but a candidate could ask a mentor or colleague to provide a nomination.

The entire package should be bundled into a single pdf file called Surname_ysm.pdf, where Surname is the candidate’s name. The file must not exceed 2MB in size. Nominations should be send to the chair of the award committee, Jeff Gore, Vice-Chair of C6, by e-mail together with cc’s to Ramin Golestanian, Chair of C6, and Masaki Sasai, Secretary of C6.


Deadline for nomination submission: July 16, 2021.

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