Evgeny Idelevich and James Price to receive Young Investigator Awards
Evgeny (left) from the Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, Germany, has a strong interest in the translational approach in the diagnostics of infectious diseases with his research focusing on rapid sepsis diagnostics and rapid susceptibility testing. He has developed novel principles of sepsis diagnostics and detection of multidrug-resistant organisms, which have led to patent applications and technology transfer from academia to industry. Some methods are currently in further development funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research, and some have already been introduced into routine diagnostics.
James (right), a National Institute for Health research lecturer from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, in Brighton, United Kingdom, is focused on prevention of healthcare-associated infection, including S. aureus and other multidrug-resistant organisms. He combines developing his research interests with completing specialist training in infectious diseases and microbiology. His work utilizes whole-genome sequencing and epidemiological data to evaluate carriage, acquisition and transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings, with the aim of developing interventions to reduce nosocomial infections.
The awardees will receive their awards during the ESCMID Young Investigator Awards Session at ECCMID. During the session, Evgeny will give his presentation Acceleration of microbiological diagnostics: it’s time to rethink! and James’ talk will be on Unravelling Staphylococcus aureus transmission: a game of catch or hide and seek? Read more