Profession & Career

ESCMID Panorama

Awardees 2018

The 2018 awards went to Evgeny A. Idelevich and James Price for their outstanding scientific achievements.

 

Evgeny A. Idelevich, Münster, Germany

Acceleration of microbiological diagnostics: it’s time to rethink!

Evgeny studied medicine in Smolensk and completed his training in Clinical Pharmacology in Dresden (2009) and in Clinical Microbiology in Münster (2015). He currently works at the Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, performing diagnostics, antimicrobial consulting, research and teaching. Evgeny has strong interest in the translational approach in the diagnostics of infectious diseases. His previous awards include Diagnostics Award of the German Society of Hygiene and Microbiology (2016), Dr.-Manfred-Plempel Award of the German-speaking Mycological Society (2016) and Award of the Foundation „Diagnostics help“ (2015).

Evgeny’s research interest focuses 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.

Evgeny will receive his award during the ESCMID Young Investigator Awards Session at ECCMID . During the session, he will give his presentation: ‘Acceleration of microbiological diagnostics: it’s time to rethink!’.

James Price, Brighton, United Kingdom

Unravelling Staphylococcus aureus transmission: a game of catch or hide and seek?

James graduated in Medicine from St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London, in 2005. After completing an Academic Foundation Programme in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology he was awarded a Walport NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship during which he completed a PhD evaluating the utility of whole-genome sequencing to inform healthcare-associated S. aureus infection. In 2014 James was appointed as a NIHR Clinical Lecturer where he combines developing his research interests with completing specialist training in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. He currently works at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton.

James’ previous awards include the British Infection Association’s Barnett Christie prize for excellence in original research and the Royal College of Pathologist’s Research Medal in Microbiology for best published research.

James’ research is focused on prevention of healthcare-associated infection, including S. aureus and other multidrug-resistant organisms. His work utilises 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. 

James will receive his award during the ESCMID Young Investigator Awards Session at ECCMID. During the session, he will give his presentation: ‘Unravelling Staphylococcus aureus transmission: a game of catch or hide and seek?’.

Last update: 22 January 2018