23rd ETH-Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles
June 22th - 24th, 2021 online

Every year the most accomplished poster presentations at the ETH Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles are rewarded with a Best Poster Award. The poster committee evaluates all posters on their design, clarity of the presentation - both of the poster and also when talking to the presenter - and their scientific content.

Best Poster Award Committee
  • Oliver F. Bischof, TSI (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Burtscher, FHNW/IAST
  • Prof. em. Dr. Peter Gehr, University of Bern
  • Dr. Adrian Hess, PSI
  • Thomas W. Lutz, ETH/LAV
  • Dr. h.c. Andreas Mayer, TTM
  • Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, AMI, University of Fribourg
  • Dr. Norbert Heeb, EMPA
In 2021 the three best poster presentations will be once again recognized by award certificates and prize money. The best-rated poster receive SFr 600 (approx. $610 US), the second SFr 400 (approx. $405) and the third SFr 200 (approx. $200).

Trojan Horse Award 2019 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 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."

CHF 2000 (approx. USD 2228)

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.