Awards, grants & honors

Full List of Past Recipients

Mei-Chun Lin, National Taiwan University College of Medicine


Kseniya Petrova-Drus, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Omid Rouhi, Emory University Hospital


Lois Starr, Munroe Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center


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AMP Global Young Investigator Poster Award



The mission of the AMP Global Young Investigator Award is to nurture the next generation of molecular professionals and to encourage junior investigators to ask important original questions, to design sound, controlled experiments with a clear rationale, and to present the results clearly in a poster format.


The AMP Global Young Investigator Award recognizes the best abstracts submitted by trainees or early career technicians or laboratory scientists who are first authors and who present outstanding basic or applied research in poster format at the AMP Global Congress on Molecular Pathology. Trainees are defined as students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows. “Early career” is defined as within six years of conferral of a degree or technician certificate.


To qualify for an award, the applicant must be the first/submitting author, a trainee or early career technicians or laboratory scientists, and agree to attend the AMP Global Congress in order to accept the award personally.


Posters are judged by members of the AMP Global Organizing Committee using the following criteria:

  • Originality: The work presented should constitute a new and original contribution to methods, results or general analysis of the considered scientific question. For studies that involve a methods comparison, the work should include a rigorous and thoughtful analysis of the clinical or scientific context of the technology.
  • Significance: The described research or analysis should address a problem that is important to the field of Molecular Pathology.
  • Focus: The scientific question(s) the investigator has addressed should be clear and the rationale for the described experimentation or analysis must be appropriately focused.
  • Experimental design and control: Experiments should be well designed and controlled and data rigorously and appropriately analyzed.
  • Presentation: The poster presentations must be well organized and the work and its conclusions presented in a clearly understandable and compelling manner. In addition, the applicant is expected to describe the research and its conclusions orally while the poster is attended.