During the FELASA Congress 2019 in Prague, ICLAS has presented the awardees for the Mühlbock-Nomura and Bennet J Cohen Awards:
Mühlbock-Nomura Award 2019
Prof. Lela K. Riley, PhD
William R. Shek, DVM, PhD
Bennet J Cohen Award 2019
Dr. David Mellor
The Mühlbock-Nomura Award:
The Mühlbock Award was the oldest and most prestigious recognition that ICLAS conferred. It was named after a renowned scientist and one of the early fathers of ICLAS, Professor O.F.E. Mühlbock of the Netherlands. Since 1988, the Award has been conferred at each General Assembly on a number of distinguished scientists, including a Nobel laureate, all of whom supported the value of using high quality, genetically and microbiologically-defined laboratory animals in research. In 2013 the award was renamed as the “Mühlbock-Nomura Award” in recognition of the contribution made by Dr. Tatsuji Nomura both to ICLAS and in the field of laboratory animal quality.
2015 Mamoru Ito, (Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Kawaskai, Japan)
2011- Anita Aperia, (Karolinska Institute, Sweden). A top scientist in kidney research.
2007 – Dr Edouardo Moacyr Krieger. An influential Brazilian physician, physiologist and scientific leader.
2003- Dr Jean-Louis Guénet (Head of the Mammalian Genetics Unit at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France).
1999- Peter C. Doherty. Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1996 for discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence.
1990- Bennet J. Cohen. Key in the founding of some of the most important laboratory animal science organizations including AAALAC International (he was the first Chairman of AAALAC’s Council on Accreditations), AALAS, and ACLAM
1988- Tatsuji Nomura. One of the first promoters of health status and genetic definition of laboratory animals.
The Bennet J Cohen Award:
The Bennet Cohen Award was created to recognize an individual who has achieved prominence in promoting and advancing the “three Rs” of reduction, refinement and replacement in the use of laboratory animals in research, teaching and testing, first described in 1959 by Russell and Burch.
Since 1995, the award has been presented at each General Assembly to the following:
2015- Dr. Jeffrey Mogil, (McGill University, Montreal, Canada).
2011- John Miller, (Executive Director, AAALAC, International).
2007- Prof. Paul Flecknell, (Professor/Director Comparative Biology Centre, Medical School, University of Newcastle).
2003- Dr Harry Rowsell (Executive Director of the Canadian Council on Animal Care, Canada, 1968-1992).
1999 Prof Bert van Zutphen (Director of the fisrt Laboratory Animal Science Department in Europe, in Utrecht University).
Marie Coates Award (previously called the Outstanding Service Award)
The Outstanding Service Award was created to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding commitment to ICLAS and its programs. In 2005, the award was renamed as the “Marie Coates Award” in recognition of Dr Marie Coates’s pioneering work in gnotobiology, and laboratory animal health and quality. The award is not routinely presented at ICLAS General Assemblies. Since 2003, there have been two awardees, as follows:
2005 Dr. Tatsuji Nomura (Japan)
2003- Steven P. Pakes (USA) (1991-1995 ICLAS Governing Board Member;
1995-1999 Secretary General of ICLAS; 1999-2003 President of ICLAS)
Call for nominations
ICLAS General Assembly is scheduled in June of 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic, in conjunction with the Federation of European Associations for Laboratory Animal Science (FELASA). ICLAS is looking for nominees for the Mühlbock-Nomura Award and the Bennet Cohen Award
Please submit your nomination(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations should include a brief CV (no more than 3 pages) and a statement justifying the nomination.
The awardees will ideally be present at the international scientific meeting held in association with the ICLAS General Assembly. At this meeting, the awards will be presented, and each awardee will be allotted time in the meeting program to present her or his work to the meeting attendees in a keynote address. ICLAS will cover travel expenses, hotel, and meeting registration costs for the award winners to attend this meeting.
Deadline 15th September 2018
ICLAS Awards Committee
President: ICLAS President
Secretary: ICLAS Secretary General
Members: · 2-members of the Governing Board
Decisions of this committee are ratified by vote of the ICLAS Governing Board