New Investigator Awards

These awards are made in conjunction with ISSFAL's biennial congresses. They are awarded by the meeting organisers, to encourage researchers at the start of their career to attend the meeting, and to recognise and encourage excellence in oral and poster presentations by those investigators.

The exact nature of the awards and their numbers depend on the sponsorship support available to fund them in any particular meeting. Though the exact criteria used to decide these awards lie with the meeting organisers of each meeting, it is generally the case that such awards are open primarily to Student members of the Society. 

To become a Student member, an applicant must provide proof of his or her status as a bona fide student on a course of study (usually a higher degree) that is relevant to ISSFAL core interests. Normally confirmation from an academic supervisor is sufficient.

2023 ISSFAL Congress Awardees

Yohan Chaudron, MNHL (France)
Fabiano Cimmino, Institut Agro (France)
Helena Fisk, University of Naples Federico II (UK)
Amina Bourraga, National Medical Research Center for Therapy and Preventive Medicine (Russia)
Genieve James, The University of Texas at Austin (USA)
Brinley Klievik, University of Toronto (Canada)
Isabell Nessel, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
YongSoon Park, Hanyang University (Korea)
Arista Nienaber, North-West University (South Africa)
Danielle Christifano, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center (USA) 

2021 ISSFAL Congress Awardees

Nada Abuknesha, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Helena Fisk, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Chang Gao, University of Adelaide, Australia
Genevieve James, University of Texas, United States
Anne Manson (Mendonca), University of Manitoba, Canada
Zelei Miao, Westlake University, China
Mackenzie Smith, University of Toronto, Canada
Elizabeth Symington, UNISA, South Africa
Inge van der Wurff, Open University, Netherlands
Kathryne Wierenga, Michigan State University, United States

For the 2021 Congress, BASF generously supported 50 new investigators registration awards and 10 awards of $1,000 each to the Top 10 New Investigators. 


2018 ISSFAL Congress Awardees

Surjyadipta Bhattacharjee, LSU Health Science Center, United States of America

Abhishek Desai, NIAAA, United States of America
Jessica Ferguson, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
Kristine Gagnon, University of Moncton, Canada
Abe Kasonga, University of Pretoria, South Africa
R.J. Scott Lacombe, University of Toronto, Canada
Taeyop Park, National Institutes of Health, United States of America
Rachel Walker, Penn State University, United States of America
Kathryn Wierenga, Michigan State University, United States of America
Inge van der Wurff, Open University, Netherlands

2016 ISSFAL Congress Awardees

Juan Aristizabal Henao, University of Waterloo, Canada

Christina Brei, Else Kroner-Fresenius, School of Health and Sciences, Germany
Blake Hopiavuori, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, United States of America
Kathryn Hopperton, University of Toronto, Canada
Abe Kasonga, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Michael Macartney, University of Wollongong, Australia
Eline Stoutjesdijk, UMCG, The Netherlands
Marc Trepanier, University of Toronto, Canada
Fenglei Wang, Zhejiang University, China
Annette West, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

2014 ISSFAL Congress Awardees

 Jeannine Baumgartner - North-West University, South Africa
Célia Bidu - UMR-INSERM/University of Burgundy, France
Chih-Chiang Chiu - Taipei City Psychiatric Center, Taipei City Hospital, Taiwan
Raphael Chouinard-Watkins - Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada
Deanna Gibson - University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada
Jacqueline Gould - Women's and Children's Health Research Institute, Australia
Brandon Hidaka - University of Kansas Medical Center, USA
Kerry Lee - University of Auckland, New Zealand
Fredrik Rosqvist - Uppsala University, Sweden
Niccolo Terrando - Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

2012 ISSFAL Congress Awardees

Eva-Maria Bachmair (UK) - Effect of Conjugated Linoleic Acid Supplementation on the Human Platelet Proteome
Denovan Begg (USA) - Thirst Deficits in Aging are Reversed by Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids or Cyclooxygenase Inhibition
Mariela Bernabe-Garcia (Mexico) - Enteral DHA Reduces the Need of Buprenorphine Dose in Surgical Neonates at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Mariela Bernabe-Garcia (Mexico) - Evidence of Beneficial Effects of Enteral Docosahexaenoic Acid on Cytokine Production and Clinical Outcomes in Surgical Neonates
Camilla Damsgaard (Denmark) - The Effects of N-3 Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Bone Formation and Growth Factors in Adolescent Boys
Rachel Gow (USA) -  An investigation into LC-PUFA, Event Related Potential (ERPs) assessments of brain function and behavioural measures in children and adolescents with ADHD and healthy matched controls
Melissa Gregory (Australia) - Elongase Reactions as Control Points in Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Synthesis 
Catherine Milte (Australia) - Improvements in Childhood Learning and Behaviour Accompany Increases in Omega-3 Status
Catherine Milte (Australia) - Long Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Improves Cognition and Mood in Older Australians With Memory Problems
Kelly Mulder (Canada) - Evidence of Inadequate DHA During Prenatal Development Contributes to Loss of Developmental Potential in Canadian Infants
Suresh Mohankumar (Canada) - Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Conjugated Linoleic Acid-Induced Skeletal Muscle Glucose Transport
Zacharoula Nikolakopoulou (UK) - The Effect of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Oral and Epidermal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Sarah Orr (Canada) - Chronic and Acute Increases in Unesterified DHA are Protective in a Mouse Model of Neuroinflammation
Kuan-Pin Su (UK) - Mind-Body Interface: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Somatic Symptoms in Major Depressive Disorder

2010 ISSFAL Congress Awardees 

M. Bernabe (Mexico) - Evidence of beneficial effects of enteral docosahexaenoic acid on cytokine production and clinical
outcomes in surgical neonates
P. Jackson (UK) - DHA-rich fish oil modulates cerebral haemodynamics in a dose response manner in healthy young adult
K. Su (Taiwan) - The effects of polymorphisms in phospholipase a2 and cyclo-oxygenase 2 genes on interferon-alphainduced depression and polyunsaturated fatty acids levels
Giuseppe Astarita (USA) - Deficient liver biosynthesis of docosahexaenoic acid correlates with cognitive impairment in alzheimer’s disease
M. Gregory (Australia) - Cloning and functional characterisation of the fatty acyl elovl2 and elovl5 from rat
C. Coomans (Netherlands) - Brain insulin signaling promotes fatty acid uptake by adipose tissue
J. Lambert (Canada) - Islet transplant patients do not respond to hypolipidemic dietary intervention role of hepatic de novo lipogenesis
C. Childs (UK) - The DHA content of rat liver phospholipids are significantly higher when an alpha-linolenic acid rich diet is provided during pregnancy
R. Kuipers (Netherlands) - The relation between DHA and AA is synergistic at low DHA status and antagonistic at high DHA status

The full list of all 63 New Investigator Awardees prior to 2010 (with mentor's name)
Sarah Abbott, (A. J.Hulbert),University of Wollongong,Wollongong, NSW,Australia
Martin-Paul Agbaga, (Robert E.Anderson),University of Oklahoma,Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,USA
Anita Royneberg Alvheim, (Livar Froyland),University of Bergen , Bergen,Norway
Alpesh Amin, (William S.Harris),University of Kansas Medical Center and University of South Dakota,Kansas City, Kansas and Sioux Falls, South Dakota,USA
Hildur Arnardottir, (Ingibjorg Hardardottir),University of Iceland,Reykjavik, Iceland
Gwendolyn Barcelo-Coblijn, (Pablo V. Escribá),University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Maria Laura Belaunzarán, (Elvira L.Durante de Isola),University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires,Argentina
Michael Bennett, (Drake C.Mitchell),National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism,NIH,Bethesda,Maryland,USA
Joanne Bradbury, (Stephen P.Myers),University of Queensland, Brisbane,Australia
Dehua Cao, (Hee-Yong Kim),National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism,NIH,Rockville,Maryland,USA
Carol Cheatham, (Susan E.Carlson),University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas,USA
Jinghai Chen, (William S.Harris),University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota,USA
Dany Chevalier, (Michel Lhermitte),University of Lille, Lillle, France
Caroline Childs, (P.C.Calder),University of Southampton, Southampton,UK
Rebecca Cook-Johnson, (Les Cleland & Michael James),Royal Adelaide Hospital,Adelaide,Adelaide, SA,Australia
Camilla Damsgaard, (Lotte Lauritzen),University of Copenhagen,Copenhagen,Denmark
Jane Deeley, (Stephen Blanksby),University of Wollongong,Wollongong,NSW,Australia
James Drover, (Eileen E. Birch),University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,Dallas,Texas,USA
Carla Dullemeijer, (Frans J. Kok),Wageningen University,Wageningen,The Netherlands
Alison Fear, (P.C.Calder),University of Southampton, Southampton,UK
Cassandra Forsythe, (Jeff Volek),University of Connecticut, Storrs,Connecticut,USA
Julia Geppert, (Kebreab Ghebremeskel), London Metropolitan University, London,UK
Rachael Gibbs, (D. Ian Givens),University of Reading,Reading,UK
Melissa Gregory, (Robert Gibson), Flinders University, SA,Australia
Kei Hamazaki, (Hee-Yong Kim),National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism,NIH,Rockville,Maryland,USA
Bill Huang, (Hee-Yong Kim),National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism,NIH,Rockville,Maryland,USA
E-Chu Huang, (Jay Whelan),University of Tennessee, Knoxville,Tennessee,USA
Giorgis Isaac, (Ruth Welti), Kansas State University,Manhattan, Kansas,USA
Philippa Jackson, (David O. Kennedy),Northumbria University,Newcastle-upon-Tyne,UK
Susan Kary, (Susan E.Carlson),University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas,USA
Kathryn Weirenga
Abhishek Desai, NIAAA, United States of America
Abe Kasonga, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Inge van der Wurff, Open University, Netherlands 
Jessica Ferguson, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
Kristine Gagnon, University of Moncton, Canada
Rachel Walker, Penn State University, United States of America
Surjyadipta Bhattacharjee, LSU Health Science Center, United States of America
Taeyop Park, National Institutes of Health, United States of America