|The Gardner Lectureship was established in 1995 with a generous bequest in the Will of the late Professor Phillip Gardner, who established the European Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis, one of predecessors of the European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV). The bequest was to endow an Annual Lectureship to be given by an eminent virologist, preferably but not essentially, with a central interest and practical experience in the field of diagnostic or clinical virology. This allows the ESCV to invite a scientist with an international reputation to give a lecture during the Society’s Annual Meeting.|
Winners of the Gardner Lectureship Award
|2018||Anna Papa||Department of Microbiology in the Medical School of Aristotle. Universisity of Thessaloniki, Greece|
|2017||Antonio Lanzavecchia||Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Bellinzona, Switserland|
|2016||Christian Drosten||University Hospital, Bonn, Germany|
|2015||Peter Simmonds||Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
|2014||Angela Caliendo||Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, USA|
|2013||Paul Duprex||Boston University, Boston, USA|
|2012||Linfa Wang||Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, Victoria, Australia|
|2011||Mark Pallansch||Division of Viral Diseases, Centers of Disease Control and Prev, USA|
|2010||Yoshihiro Kawaoka||University of Wisconsin-School of veterinary Medicine, USA|
|2009||Richard Tedder||Blood Borne Virus Unit, Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom|
|2008||Mary Estes||Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA|
|2007||Ralf Bartenschlager||University of Heidelberg, Germany|
|2006||Guy Boivin||University of Quebec, Canada|
|2005||Britta Warren||Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden|
|2004||Malik Peiris||Hong Kong|
|2003||Robert Swanepoel||Republic of South Africa|
|2002||Ab Osterhaus||Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|2001||Lam Sai Kit||Inst Pengurusan Penyelidikan Perundingan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|2000||Guiseppe Gerna||IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Pavia, Italy|
|1999||Jehangir E. Banatvala||King’s College, London, United Kingdom|
|1998||Thomas F. Smith||Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis, USA|
|1997||Marc van Regenmortel||CNRS, Strasbourg, France|
|1996||Ken McIntosh||Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA|
The Lectureship was established in 1995 with a generous Bequest in the Will of Professor Phillip Gardner, who established the European Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis, later to be one of the founding partners of the European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV).
The Bequest was to endow an Annual Lectureship to be given by an eminent virologist, preferably but not essentially, with a central interest in, and practical experience of, diagnostic or clinical virology. The concept is that a scientist with an international reputation will be invited to give a lecture on a subject of his/her choice to the main meeting of ESCV during the year. The intention is that the topic chosen will be relevant now or in the future to diagnostic or clinical virologists, and should not preclude “pure” science if it is likely to have a practical application in the future.
Wherever possible, the Lecturer will be encouraged to be present for the whole of the meeting at which the lecture is given to allow young scientists a chance to pick his/her brains. If facilities permit, the Lecturer can give laboratory instruction of particular skills.
The size of the Bequest was chosen so that the interest from the capital would be enough to allow a scientist from any laboratory in the world to be invited. It would pay return standard airfare or first class rail to the meeting, hotel expenses during it and laboratory expenses, if necessary. All meals and other reasonable travel expenses would be covered, but the lecturer would be responsible for extras, such as personal telephone calls, minibar, etc.
The Bequest will provide a Certificate, suitable for framing, to commemorate the event.
Any Member of ESCV may put forward in writing the name of a scientist as Gardner Lecturer to the ESCV Executive (with copy to the secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org), who will recommend a preferred candidate, or a choice of two names, to the Council of the Society for ratification. Once a decision is ratified, the President will write to the person concerned inviting him/her to accept the Lectureship for the next main meeting of ESCV and asking both for a lecture title and dates of arrival and departure.
The list of Gardner Lecturers should be maintained on the ESCV website.