Turin 2015

EWDTS Young Scientist Award

The Society would like announce the voting for the EWDTS Young Scientist Award for 2017 has closed. We would like to congratulate the winner of the award as Andrea Bozzo with his work on ‘Occupational exposure to alcohol-based hand sanitizers: the diriment role of alcohol biomarkers in hair’.

The Society would also like to thank all the applicants to the competition and commend the high standards of work submitted to us. This makes for a bright future in this field of work.

The EWDTS aim to promote new innovation from young scientists in the field of workplace drug and alcohol testing. The challenge was to submit fresh ideas, relevant to the industry, and presented in an easily accessible format. Details on the four finalists work (including the winner) can be found below.

Andrea Bozzo will deliver a presentation (in person) at the EWDTS Turin conference in May 2017 and will receive € 500, 2 night’s free accommodation at the EWDTS conference, and free entrance to the EWDTS conference.


  • Andrea Bozzo – Winner of the EWDTS Young Scientist Award 2017.
    "Occupational exposure to alcohol-based hand sanitizers: the diriment role of alcohol biomarkers in hair"

    Bio Submission

  • Federica Dal Bello
    "The Drugs Don’t Work"

    Bio and Submission

  • Jekaterina Mazina-Šinkar
    "Development of portable Illegal drug abuse in saliva analyser based on capillary electrophoresis couples to innovative UVC fluorescence detector for on-site use"

    Bio Submission

  • Mahado Ismail
    "A Diagnostic Test for Cocaine and Benzoylecgonine in Urine and Oral Fluid using Portable Mass Spectrometry"

    Bio Submission


LGC Group

LGC are proud to sponsor the EWDTS Young Scientist Award investing in science for a safer world.