Open access research celebrated at BioMed Central's Research Awards ceremony

The winners of BioMed Central’s 3rd Annual Research Awards were
announced at an awards ceremony at London’s Barbican Centre last week. The
event was attended by shortlisted authors, eminent researchers from around the
world, open access advocates and science journalists.

The Awards celebrate the best medical and biological research published in any
of BioMed Central’s open access journals in the last year.


The Medicine and Biology Prizes, sponsored by Microsoft
Research, were won by the following research articles:

Biology Award – Basil Honegger, University of
a putative homolog of vertebrate IGF-binding protein 7, counteracts insulin
signaling in Drosophila and is essential for starvation resistance

Honegger B, Galic M, Köhler K, Wittwer F, Brogiolo W, Hafen E, Stocker

Journal of Biology 2008, 7:10
(15 April 2008)

Medicine Award – Weiqi Yan and Guomin Xiao, Zhejiang
outcomes from the administration of progesterone for patients with acute severe
traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial

Xiao G, Wei J, Yan W, Wang W, Lu Z
2008, 12:R61 (30 April 2008)

This year, three new awards were introduced:

Editor of the Year – Chris Arme, Parasites &
(pictured above)

Case Report of the Year – Derek
Rajakumar, University of Saskatchewan

Mycobacterium tuberculosis monoarthritis in a child
Rajakumar D, Rosenberg AM
2008, 6:15 (18 September 2008)

Open Access Institute of the Year – University
of Nottingham

Guests at the event were treated to a lively routine from Brian Malow, ‘the
science comedian’. As part of their commitment to open access, Pfizer were
proud to be the sponsor the Research Awards Dinner.

Full details of the awards can be found at the BioMed Central Annual Research Awards website. BioMed Central’s Facebook Page also has an album of photos from the event. A short video highlighting the evening’s events, including Brian Malow, can be found at BioMed Central’s YouTube page.

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