About Us

26th Edition Syva 2023 Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Animal Health

26 years ago, Syva created the Syva Award, which aims to support fundamental research in animal health and to support young researchers who contribute to the development of knowledge in the fields in line with the activities supported by its research and development department.

This initiative is now a must-have for Syva and the University of León, which supports the academic aspect of the theses defended by doctoral students. With this award, Syva, which is always looking for concrete and effective solutions that constantly improve animal health is committed to a long-term vision oriented towards the development of innovative solutions and strives for quality and excellence.

Last year was a very special year, in which the work of three remarkable women stood out.
Our winner, Amparo Picard Sánchezwho completed her thesis at the Department of Animal Science of the Polytechnic University of Valencia with great success. [For more information click here], but also the work of Ariadna Sitjà, his thesis director who heads the Fish Pathology Group of the Department of Biology, Culture and Pathology of Marine Species at the Torre de Sal Aquaculture Institute. We also had the pleasure of having on our selection panel the winner of the 2003 edition, Azucena Mora, who is now a professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela, and an international expert actively involved in local and European projects.
Check out their testimonials below. [Haz clic en la imagen]

In addition to a prize of 15,000 euros, the winner receives significant recognition for his work and a unique opportunity for visibility for the development of his career.

All the useful details can be found in the following information and on the Syva Award page on our website.

We hope that many candidates will embrace this exciting challenge!

Some useful details!

The application period starts on 3 January and ends on 19 February 2023.

All doctoral theses defended during the academic year 2021-2022 are taken into account.

Subjects may deal with all aspects of animal health, in particular microbiology, immunology, as well as infectious and parasitic diseases.

The applicants will find here a web registration form to facilitate the collection of their personal data, as well as the list of documents to be submitted and sent to the attention of the Rector of the University of León, and which will be included in the General Registry of the University.

The prize represents a unique and indivisible financial endowment of 15,000 euros.

So do not hesitate and apply!

Submit your application here!

 

 

See previous editions of Syva Award

22 September, 2023

Azucena Mora, winner of the Syva Award 2003, achieves the highest academic level

It has been an impressive journey since 2003, when she submitted her thesis and, as a young doctor, won the Syva Award. Since then, their paths have regularly crossed with those of our colleagues. Her testimonial as a winner and as a member of the panel of the jury for the 25th edition of the Award in 2022 and...

More information

19 July, 2023

Interview with Inés Ruedas, winner of the Syva Award 2023 – Tierras Porcino

We could not miss this excellent interview, conducted by Interempresas for Tierras Porcino, which recently interviewed our Syva 2022 award winner, Inés Ruedas Torres, about her thesis and the numerous challenges that the pig sector faces in the fight against PRRSV. In her interview, Inés speaks about the new advances in the fight against this disease, but also about the...

More information

15 April, 2021

SYVA AWARD 2021 : the jury has chosen our winner!

It was no easy task for the Syva Award jury to determine the winner. Indeed, no less than 17 candidates submitted their theses, all of which were of excellent quality. Of course, all criteria had to be met and the highest possible score had to be achieved for each of them.

More information

10 January, 2021

The 24th edition of the Syva Award has been officially launched!

For almost 25 years, Syva has created the Syva Award, which aims to support fundamental research in animal health and to support young researchers who contribute to the development of knowledge in the fields in line with the activities supported by its R&D department.

More information

Find out the winner of the 23rd edition of the Syva Award!

24 September, 2020

Find out the winner of the 23rd edition of the Syva Award!

Dr Roberto Sánchez Sánchez, from Madrid Complutense University, with his research work “Toxoplasmosis and neosporosis in domestic ruminants: normalization of animal models and evaluation of new drugs” won the 23rd Syva Award for best Doctoral Thesis in Animal Health of €15,000. Congratulations!

More information