The best of the best: BioMed Central announces winners of 5th Annual Research Awards
06 May 2011
Open access publisher BioMed Central revealed the winners of its 5th Annual Research Awards last night at ZSL London Zoo, Regent’s Park, London, UK. Celebrating the very best research that has been made available by open access publishing, more than 120 guests attended the prestigious ceremony including leading researchers, shortlisted authors and science journalists from around the world. The winners were selected from 214 BioMed Central journals which published more than 17,000 peer-reviewed open access articles over the last 12 months.
The 2010 Awards were presented to:
Biology Award, in association with Roche
Roberto Danovaro, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy
The first metazoa living in permanently anoxic conditions, BMC Biology 2010, 8:30 (6 April 2010)
Christina Jones, University of Liverpool, UK
Intensive care diaries reduce new onset post traumatic stress disorder following critical illness: a randomised, controlled trial, Critical Care 2010, 14:R168 (15 September 2010)
Case Report of the Year
Michael J Keogh, Lincoln County Hospital, UK
Statin-associated weakness in myasthenia gravis: a case report, Journal of Medical Case Reports 2010, 4:61 (20 February 2010)
Editor of the Year
Jean Louis Vincent, Critical Care
Open Access Advocate of the Year
Andrew Waller, Open Access Librarian, University of Calgary
Open Data Award, sponsored by Microsoft Research
Tommi Nyman, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
How common is ecological speciation in plant-feeding insects? A 'Higher' Nematinae perspective, BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:266 (1 September 2010)
“Microsoft Research is honoured to be an ongoing sponsor of the Open Data award presented by BioMed Central,” said Alex Wade, Director of Scholarly Communication for Microsoft Research, “and we are thrilled to be able to play a role in helping to encourage the Open Data movement in this way.”
Matthew Cockerill, Managing Director of BioMed Central, said: "Choosing from among so much excellent research to find the winners for these awards is no easy task, so I would like to extend my gratitude to our judging panels. Congratulations go to the deserving winners for their outstanding achievements. We would also like to thank Microsoft Research and Roche for their continued support."
To view the winners and shortlists for this year’s Awards or to receive advance information about next year’s awards, please visit http://www.biomedcentral.com/researchawards/.
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