Nominations are Open for the OISB Trainee Paper of the Year Award

The Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology is pleased to introduce three trainee awards for the outstanding publication of the year – one to a postdoctoral fellow (PDF), one to a PhD graduate student and one to a MSc graduate student.  Below are the criteria, nomination and selection process:


  • Trainee (PDF, PhD & MSc graduate student) must be supervised by a Principal or Associate Investigator of the OISB.
  • Trainee must be the first or co-first author.
  • Publication must list the OISB within the author affiliations.
  • Publication must be in print or online within a calendar year (eg. January –December 2015).

Nomination Process:

  • Papers can be nominated by any member of the OISB, including the trainee themselves.
  • Nominations will be sent to OISB Interim Director Kristin Baetz ( and must include:
    • Name of Trainee, degree (PDF, PhD or MSc) and Supervisor
    • PDF of the publication.
    • Lay summary of four sentences or less as to why this publication is outstanding and important.
    • Submission by January  30, 2016

Selection Process:

  • Review Panel will include the OISB Director, a Principal and an Associate Investigator of the OISB.


  • Each Publication Award is valued at $500 and will be presented at an upcoming OISB Networking Event.
  • Awardees must agree to a photo shot and write-up on the OISB website.
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