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EWDTS Anya Pierce Young Scientist Award

The EWDTS continue to promote new innovation from young scientists in the field of workplace drug and alcohol testing.

The challenge is to submit fresh ideas, relevant to the industry, and presented in an easily accessible format.

The award is now held in the name of Anya Pierce, a former EWDTS Board Member who has always encouraged the young researchers to pursue their careers and will be remembered for her enthusiasm and dedication to science, and forensic toxicology in particular.

For inspiration see the previous winner - Andrea Bozzo with his work on "Occupational exposure to alcohol-based hand sanitizers: the diriment role of alcohol biomarkers in hair" – and the other finalists

Anya Pierce award's regulation

  • Applications open to scientists under 35 (at the time of submission deadline)
  • Submissions can be made from 1st of September 2018
  • Submission close date is the 31 st January 2019
  • Submissions must be sent to
  • All submissions must be made in the form of a short presentation with a maximum of 5 slides and all presentations must be submitted in pdf format. In addition all submissions must be accompanied by a short bio (maximum of 200 words).
  • In February 2019 a shortlist of the top presentations will be made by the EWDTS Board and placed on the EWDTS webpage.
  • The EWDTS Board will score the submissions and decide the winner.
  • The winner will be announced on the 15 th of March 2019.
  • To accept the prize the winning submission will need to deliver a 10 minute presentation (in person) at the EWDTS London conference in May 2019.
  • The winner will receive € 500.00 in cash, 2 nights free accommodation at the EWDTS conference hotel in May 2019, and free entrance to the EWDTS conference.

Note: All applicants will need to provide an informed professional reference and may be asked to prove their age at the time of the submission deadline.

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