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2018 Award for Excellence in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Awards!

The winners of the 2018 Excellence Awards are Claudio Viscoli from the University of Genova and Ospedale Policlinico San Martino in Italy and Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in the United States.

Kontoyiannis is an international expert in clinical and experimental mycology. His research group is credited for sustained and impactful contributions to medical and translational mycology through advances in antifungal pharmacology, study host defences against fungi, novel diagnostics, clinical trials, dedicated mentoring, organizational service and life-saving patient care.

Viscoli is an expert for infectious disease in children and adults with special expertise in infections in compromised host, fungal infections, infections in cancer and neutropenia, infections in liver transplant recipients, opportunistic infections in HIV and HIV vertical transmission.

They will receive their awards on Sunday, 22 April 2018 at a dedicated awards session at ECCMID in Madrid.

Further information coming soon!


This award recognizes and rewards an outstanding lifetime contribution in the areas of science, education or professional affairs in clinical microbiology and/or infectious diseases.

Eligibility criteria

Nominees for the award must be senior scientists who are professionally active and prepared to give a keynote lecture during the 28th ECCMID 2018. Members of the ESCMID Executive Committee are ineligible during their term of office and for 2 years thereafter.

The deadline to nominate candidates for 2018 has expired. We will be accepting nominations again starting summer 2018 for 2019.

Albert D.M. E. Osterhaus

E. Richard Moxon