Second Alexandre Yersin Prize for outstanding medical researchers launched

Swiss Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City announced entrants of the Alexandre Yersin Prize for Outstanding Publication for Vietnamese medical researchers can submit their entries from now to December 31, 2019.

Dr. Vuong Ngoc Lan and her research team win the first Alexandre Yersin Prize (Photo: VTV)

Dr. Vuong Ngoc Lan and her research team win the first Alexandre Yersin Prize (Photo: VTV)

Peer – reviewed papers published or accepted in the 24 months prior to the closing date of the award.
Candidates must be the first author or correspondence author of the published papers or main author whose contribution is explicitly specified in the paper. Research must be conducted in Vietnam
The evaluation is based on five criteria including scientific quality, significance, innovation, scientific impact and journal prestige.
Procedure submission is comprising of a PDF-version of the paper for the consideration, a short non-technical essay (maximum 200 words ) explains the rational , aim, findings, and significance of the paper.
The dossier should be addressed by email to President of Swiss Vietnamese Medical Association Dr. Nguyen Quan Vinh: For further information, please visit
Alexandre Yersin Prize is organized by the Swiss Vietnamese Medical Association- HELVIETMED and the Swiss Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.
The primary goal of the Alexandre Yersin Prize is to encourage medical researchers in Vietnam to make significant contribution to the medical literature and to recognize outstanding research achievement.
The first Alexandre Yersin Prize attracted the participation of 16 groups of researchers.
The Prize is named in honor of Dr. Alexandre Émile-John Yersin (1863 – 1943) who was a great pioneer in medical research in Vietnam, and who discovered the bubonic plague bacillus and Yersinia pestis. His research represented fundamental contributions to the etiologic knowledge of plague and helped eliminate the epidemic disease that claimed millions of people over the century.

By VAN DO - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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