BLUE FINGERS STUDENT AWARD
The AES Student Award recognizes the most outstanding student paper submitted for the AES Annual Conference by a graduate student at the time of application. The award recipient needs to be an AES member will receive financial support ($500*) to attend the AES Annual Conference; the financial support can be used to cover registration, transportation, accommodations, and meals. The winner may also sign up to volunteer at the SciX meeting in exchange for complimentary registration (a volunteer spot is reserved for the AES Blue Fingers Student Award Winner). In order for their presentation to be considered for the AES ‘Blue Fingers’ Student Award, students should submit their abstract as an oral-or-poster type, or a poster type, during the SciX open call for abstracts. When submitting their abstract students must select the option regarding participation in the student AES poster competition in order to be eligible; the awardee will give a 20 minute oral presentation at the AES Annual Conference. The Poster of the winning student will also be featured on the AES website.
*In the event of an all online conference, or if the awardee is unable to attend SciX in person, the amount of the award may be reduced to cover only the registration fees.
Negar Farhang Doost
Title: Dielectrophoresis as a detection tool for Rickettsial diseases
Tick-borne diseases pose significant public health challenges worldwide. Tick-borne diseases are caused
by various pathogens including Rickesttsia species are on the rise, with increase incidence reported in
multiple regions. The ricketssiae are a diverse group of intracellular Gram-negative bacteria found in
ticks and can cause infections that spread in the blood to other organs. These infections include Rocky
Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), other spotted fevers, epidemic typhus, and murine typhus.
2022 Md Nazibul Islam
2021 James Hagan
2020 Nicole Hill
2019 Anna Nielsen
2018 Claire V. Crowther