Trojan Horse Award for the Best Poster

26th ETH Nanoparticles Conference
June 20th - 22nd, 2023 at ETH Zurich

Every year Best Poster Awards are presented for the most accomplished poster presentations of the ETH Nanoparticles Conference. The ETH-NPC poster committee evaluates all posters on their design, clarity of the presentation and their scientific content.

Best Poster Award Committee
  • PD Dr. Loretta Müller (Poster Session Chair)
  • Dr. Konstantina Vasilatou
  • Oliver F. Bischof (Awards Chair)
  • Prof. em. Dr. Heinz Burtscher
  • Prof. em. Dr. Peter Gehr
  • Dr. Norbert Heeb
  • Dr. h.c. Andreas Mayer
  • Dr. Martin Stöckli
In 2023 the three best poster presentations will be once again recognized by award certificates and prize money. The best-rated poster receives CHF 600, the second CHF 400 and the third CHF 200.

Trojan Horse Award of the Swiss Association "Doctors for Environmental Protection" "Ärztinnen und Ärzte für Umweltschutz" (AefU)
During all combustion processes, especially motor and industrial ones, toxic, partly carcinogenic molecules are released. Their adsorption on the surface of soot particles (especially in the nano range), transport mechanisms and (photo)chemical changes of the loaded soot in the atmosphere, translocation of the soot through the lungs into the human organism as well as into other living beings and effects on cells and the entire organism are summarized as the so-called Trojan Horse phenomenon.
Only a pluri-disciplinary approach, as offered by the "ETH Conference for Combustion Generated Nanoparticles", provides a scientifically sound understanding of such complex processes, which is indispensable for correct information of the authorities and the general public and enables targeted technical and regulatory measures.
In order to promote this understanding, the association "Ärztinnen und Ärzte für Umweltschutz" (AefU) presents the "Trojan Horse Award" of CHF 2000 for excellent publications on this topic.
The AefU is dedicated to protecting human health and the basis of life for future generations. Air pollution control is one of its most important preventive measures, which it has pursued tirelessly since it was founded in 1987.

Award Winners 2021

Award Winners 2019

Special sponsoring:

Trojan Horse Award

for the best publication concerning:

"Interaction between UFP (including adherent molecules) generated from motoric and non- motoric combustion and the human or animal organism, as well on cellular as on systemic level."

Prize money: CHF 2'000

Dr. J. Schiltknecht
Ärztinnen und Ärzte für Umweltschutz
The Assosiation «Ärztinnen und Ärzte für Umweltschutz» AefU (Doctors for the Environment, Switzerland) strongly supports clean air measures. Special concern is given to a correct evaluation of the impact of different pollutants on scientific ground. Experts consider, that the harm caused by combustion generated ultrafine particles (UFP) is widely underestimated. Monitoring and elimination of this pollutant is urgent.