The European Award for Emergent Scholars in Ageing Research is given to excellent emergent scholars in European ageing research. This award has been newly established and will be given for the first time during the European Congress of IAGG-ER in 2019.
The award honours early career scientists who have made important contributions to interdisciplinary ageing research. The award is connected with prize money of 2,000 EUR. The executive committee of IAGG-ER had a hard time to make a good decision: 17 candidates from 8 European countries representing from biomedical sciences, public health, sociology, psychology to nursing sciences all disciplines relevant for ageing research.
The Emergent Scholar Award of IAGG-ER Goes to the Spanish biologist Vanessa Valdiglesias. Dr. Valdiglesia, a biologist, studies aging processes at the cellular level. She is a highly productive emergent scientist publishing in prestigious journals. One of her mentors emphasized that Dr. Valdiglesia started and led a new research line focused on finding potential tools to distinguish between frail and non-frail older adults beyond the commonly employed clinical classification.
We congratulate Vanessa Valdiglesias for winning the European Award for Emergent Scholars in Ageing Research!