Young Investigator Poster Competition and Oral Presentation Awards:

At the biennial American Peptide Symposium, young investigators may elect to enter the Young Investigator’s Poster Competition. Young Investigators are defined as undergraduates, graduates and post docs. A select group of participants are chosen to present orally and will automatically be entered into the ESCOM Science Foundation Oral Presentation Competition. Cash prizes are awarded to the winners.


The 2017 Dr. Bert L. Schram Awards

First Prize
Lara Malins, The Scripps Research Institute

Second Prize
Erika J. Olson, The Scripps Research Institute


Young Investigators Oral Presentations

Erika J. Olson, The Scripps Research Institute
Amanda Whiting, National Cancer Institute
Jonas Wilbs, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Julia C. Frei, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Lara Malins, The Scripps Research Institute
Solomon Appavoo, University of Toronto
Emilia Oueis, University of St. Andrews
Muhammad Jbara, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Haifa


The 2017 Young Investigator Poster Competition Winners

Grand Prize
Richard Obexer, The University of Tokyo

Top Five Posters
Tyler Lalonde, Western University
Louise Walport, University of Tokyo
Jessica Sayers, University of Sydney
Luke Dowman, The University of Sydney
Gerbrand van der Heden van Noort, Leiden University Medical Centre

Runner-Up Posters
Daniel Nielsen, University of Copenhagen
Takuma Sueoka, University of Tokyo
Danielle Raymond, University of Rochester
Aline Dantas de Araujo, University of Queensland
Anna Escolà-Jané, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, IRB Barcelona
Alla Pryyma, University of British Columbia
Dennis Worm, University Leipzig
Bárbara Gomes, Instituto de Medicina Molecular
Tönis Lehto, Stockholm University
Stephen Miller, National Cancer Institute

2019 SAC Co-Chairs

Katelyn Smith

Katelyn Smith, Ph.D.
Merck & Co., Inc.

Michael Bertucci

Michael Bertucci, Ph.D.
Moravian College
Department of Chemistry

ESCOM Science Foundation

ESCOM LogoESCOM Science Foundation, founded by Dr. Bert L. Schram and currently chaired by Mrs. Dr. E.A. Schram, has kindly sponsored the awards given for the Young Investigator Poster and Oral Presentation Competitions. In addition, the Foundation also sponsors the Dr. Bert L. Schram Young Scientists’ Lunch and Mixer. The American Peptide Society acknowledges this generous contribution, which supports the development and promotion of young aspiring researchers in peptide science, with our special thanks.