IXB Young Investigator Award


The International Xenopus Board (IXB) Young Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member from any country who has made significant scientific achievements using Xenopus as a model.  Awardees will be recognized at the International Xenopus Conference in Portsmouth, UK (August 23-27, 2020) where they will present an award lecture. Awardees also will receive funds from the IXB toward travel to the meeting.

Nominations for the Young Investigator Award should be submitted to the IXB at Xenopus@Xenopus.org.


Submit the application in a single PDF file that includes:

  •  A letter of nomination describing the candidate’s research using Xenopus,and its importance to the field.


  • The nominee’s C.V.


Nominations must be received by June 30th, 2020.

The European Xenopus Resource Centre (EXRC) is funded by the Wellcome Trust, BBSRC and NC3Rs to support researchers using Xenopus models. Researchers are encouraged to deposit Xenopus transgenic and mutant lines, Xenopus in situ hybridization probes, Xenopus specific antibodies and Xenopus expression clones with the Centre.
EXRC staff perform quality assurance testing on these reagents and then make them available to researchers at a small cost. EXRC can also supply wild-type Xenopus, embryos, oocytes and Xenopus tropicalis fosmids.
From January 2013 Xenopus are a schedule 2 species in the EU and can only be supplied by licenced breeders.
The EXRC is a licenced breeder.
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