Thereza Kipnis

SBI Thereza Kipnis Award

The Thereza Kipnis Award is granted by the Brazilian Society of Immunology (SBI) to early-career investigators, including young researchers and Graduate students, for the best scientific work in the area of translational or applied immunology. An Award Committee appointed by the SBI congress organizing committee evaluates received applications  and announces the award recipient  during the closing ceremony of the SBI Annual Congress.

(*) Thereza Liberman Kipnis graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of São Paulo (USP) and obtained her Ph.D. degree from USP in 1973. From 1978 to 1992, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Pasteur Institute. As a Professor of the Biological Sciences Institute (ICB) at USP, she participated in the foundation of the Department of Immunology, where she worked until 1995. In 1995, she became Full Professor at the State University of North Fluminense (UENF), where she served as Pro-Rector for Research and Graduate Studies. During her scientific career, she made significant contributions to the understanding of immune processes and the strengthening of the SBI. She died in 2008.


1- Nominees must be Regular SBI members in good standing*. Thee legibility of the nominee will be checked at the time of nomination and before the award announcement.
2- Nominees must be early-career investigators, including young researchers, post doctoral fellows, and students (Undergraduate, Master, Ph.D.).
3- Nominees must be registered at the SBI Annual Congress and meeting attendance is mandatory.
4- Nominees must submit a first-author abstract to the SBI Annual Congress, which will be evaluated for oral presentation in the Thereza Kipnis Award Symposia.
5- Candidates who compete for the Thereza Kipnis Award will not be considered for the SBI Scientific Abstract Award competition.

The award recipient will receive R$12,000 (twelve thousand reais) personal award.

Please submit an award application by logging into your account at Abstract Submission system of SBI Annual Congress, choosing YES at “Want to compete Thereza Kipnis Award?”. All documents should be uploaded as a single combined PDF file.

– Language: English (the organizing committee reserves the right to refuse any inappropriate written summary in English);
– Expanded summary with up to four (4) pages, including tables, figures, and references;
– Margins: 2cm (right) and 3cm (left);
– Font: Arial 12 and regular style, using “symbols” for special characters;
– Single space between lines and paragraphs divisions;
– Insert space between title, authors, affiliation, and text.

Submission Deadline: July 06th / 13th, 2022.

1- An Award Committee appointed by the SBI Board of Directors will select the awardee from received applications.
2- The Award Committee will choose the five (5) best applications for oral presentation in the Thereza Kipnis Award Symposia.
3- The prize is awarded during the closing ceremony of the SBI Annual Congress.

1- SBI is not responsible for the costs of registration, travel and lodging for the SBI Annual Congress.
2- SBI reserves the right to change the content of this regulation, including dates without prior notice.
3- Thereza Kipnis Award participant authorizes the SBI to use the image in any media without burdening costs on image rights and/or copyright.

(*) Candidates must have their dues paid no later than June 2022 and overdue payments will not be considered