Open access publisher BioMed Central revealed the winners of their 6th Annual Research Awards last night at Emirates Stadium, London, UK. Celebrating the very best research that has been made available by open access publishing, more than 100 guests attended the prestigious ceremony including leading researchers, shortlisted authors and science journalists from around the world.
The winners were selected by internationally renowned judges from over 230 BioMed Central journals which published more than 18,000 peer-reviewed open access articles over the last 12 months.
BioMed Central Research Award
The overall winner of the prestigious BioMed Central Research Award, selected from a shortlist consisting of the winners of the 10 subject categories, was Áine McKnight, Professor of Viral Pathology at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London (Microbiology, Immunology, Infection and Inflammation Prize) for her work 'A whole genome screen for HIV restriction factors' Retrovirology 2011, 8:94 (14 November 2011).
Open Data Award, sponsored by LabArchives
Peter AG Sandercock, University of Edinburgh.
The International Stroke Trial database Trials 2011, 12:101 (21 April 2011)
Case Report of the Year
Jaewoo Pak, Miplant Stems Clinic, Korea
'Regeneration of human bones in hip osteonecrosis and human cartilage in knee osteoarthritis with autologous adipose-tissue-derived stem cells: a case series'
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:296 (7 July 2011)
Editor of the Year
Marcel Hommel, Malaria Journal
Open Access Advocate of the Year
Helena Asamoah-Hassan, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
Matthew Cockerill, Managing Director of BioMed Central, said: "Choosing winners for each of the categories was no easy feat so I would like to extend my gratitude to our judging panels and my congratulations to the deserving winners for their outstanding achievements. We would also like to thank our new partners LabArchives for their support of the Open Data award."
Notes to Editors
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