We are pleased to announce that Young Scientist Awards for outstanding oral presentations, in the amount of 500 Euro were given to five young researchers. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology Awards for outstanding abstracts, in the form of fee-waivers were given to four students. Poster Awards for outstanding poster presentations,  in the amount of 150 Euro were given to 17 students. Rules of the competition are explained after the list of laureates.

Young Scientist Awards

  • Sable Systems Award:

Vincent Careau (University of Ottawa, Canada) - Thermal reaction norms of metabolic rates, performance, and behavior: Plasticity integration or modularity? (Co-authors: Pete Biro, Matt Gifford, Hugh Winwood-Smith, Craig White; Symposium 19)

  • J. Thermal Biology (Elseivier) Awards:

Alexander Little (University of Sydney, Australia) - Thyroid hormones regulate thermal acclimation in fish (Co-author: Frank Seebacher; Symposium 5)

Cyril Dégletagne (Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany) - Occurrence of aberrant mitochondrial DNA in long-lived Arctica islandica: possible impact on fitness and longevity (Co-authors: Christoph Held, Doris Abele; Symposium 27)

  • J. Experimental Biology Award:

Agnieszka Dymowska (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada) - ASIC4.2 is involved in Na+ uptake in zebrafish (Danio rerio) larvae (Co-authors: Yusuke Kumai, Raymond Kwong, Steve Perry, Greg Goss; Symposium 1)

  • Organising Committee Award:

Karine Salin (University of Glasgow, UK) - Tissue-specific differences in mitochondrial properties underlie inter-individual variation in metabolic rate (Co-authors: Sonya K. Auer, Agata M. Rudolf, Graeme J. Anderson, Colin Selman, Neil B. Metcalfe; Symposium 18)


Physiological and Biochemical Zoology Awards

Emily Cornelius (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) - Immune function and physiology of a wild bird faced with food unpredictability (Co-authors: Lyette Regimbald, François Vézina, Fanny Hallot, Magali Petit, William Karasov; Symposium 20)

Olga Fedoruk (Ternopil National Pedagogical University, Ukraine) - Endocrine disruption in the marsh frogs exposed to organic nanoscale complexes of cobalt and zinc (Co-authors: Halina Falfushynska, Lesya Gnatyshyna, Inna Sokolova, Oksana Stoliar; Symposium 5)

Olga Kushniryk (Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi, National University, Ukraine) – Effect of Artemia nauplii bioencapsulation with PUFA on fatty acids profile of Acipenser oxyrinchus larvae (Co-authors: Maja Prusinska, Oleksii Khudyi, Lidiia Khuda, Ryszard Kolman, Arkadiusz Duda, Grzegorz Wiszniewski, Mykhailo Marchenko; Symposium 27)

Nastashya Wall (McMaster University, Canada)Adult phenotypic plasticity in thermogenesis: A comparative study using high and low altitude deer mice (Co-author: Grant McClelland; Symposium 20)


Poster Awards

Wiebke Berg (University of Hamburg, Germany) - Cold in the tropics: Metabolic compensation in tropical lizards (Co-authors: Ole Theisinger, Kathrin Dausmann; Symposium 19)

María Botella Cruz (University of Murcia, Spain) - Salinity acclimation enhances desiccation tolerance in the aquatic beetle Nebrioporus baeticus (Dytiscidae), but not vice versa (Co-authors: Susana Pallarés Párraga, Andrés Millán Sánchez, Josefa Velasco García; Symposium 30)

Ceyda Cubuk (University of Hamburg, Germany) - Transcriptome analysis of hypothalamic gene expression during torpor entrance in Djungarian hamsters (Co-authors: Annika Herwig, Andrej Fabrizius; Symposium 21)

Anna Doty (University of New England, Armidale, Australia) - Black or white, that is the question: roost selection and the expression of heterothermy in microbats (Co-authors: Clare Stawski, Gerhard Körtner, Fritz Geiser; Symposium 20)

Michał Filipiak (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland) - Energy budget is not enough: stoichiometry helps to explain the life history evolution (Co-authors: January Weiner; Symposium 30)

Zuzana Kankova (Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic) - Maternal testosterone influences the acute-phase immune response in Japanese quail offspring (Co-authors: Monika Okuliarova, Daniela Blahutova, Michal Zeman; Symposium 3)

Małgorzata M. Lipowska (Jagiellonian University, Poland) - The effect of artificial selection towards high aerobic metabolism on erythrocyte parameters in bank vole (Co-authors: Edyta T. Sadowska, Paweł Koteja; Symposium 18)

Liang Ma (Chinese Academy of Sciences & University of Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, People's Republic of China) - Maternal and offspring responses to increased variability in ambient temperature experienced by gravid lizards (Eremias multiocellata) (Co-authors: Bao-jun Sun, Peng Cao, Xing-han Li, Wei-guo Du; Symposium 3)

Mariana Leivas Müller Hoff (University of Hamburg, Germany) - Lactate dehydrogenase distribution and localization in the brain of the hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) as biochemical adaptations to dive (Co-authors: Andrej Fabrizius, Lars P Folkow, Thorsten Burmester; Symposium 18)

Stephanie Reher (Hamburg University, Germany) - The spatial ecology of Eurasian red squirrels is adjusted in relation to food type and abundance (Symposium 21)

Julita Sadowska (University of Bialystok, Poland) - Metabolic risk factors in mice divergently selected for BMR fed high fat high carb diets (Co-authors: Andrzej K. Gebczynski, Marek Konarzewski; Symposium 18)

Bartosz Schramm (Jagiellonian University, Poland) - Cell size changes contributed to the evolution of body size in Carabidae beetles: An optimal cell size theory perspective (Co-authors: Agnieszka Gudowska, Marcin Czarnoleski, Anna Maria Labecka, Ulf Bauchinger, Jan Kozlowski; Symposium 17)

Ole Theisinger (University of Hamburg, Germany) - Maximal performance versus energy savaholics - different thermal strategies in two sympatric lizards (Co-authors: Wiebke Berg, Kathrin Dausmann; symposium 19)

Lea Sophie Thomas (University Hamburg, Germany) - Space use and behaviour of Eurasian red squirrels inhabiting semi-natural and urban environments (Co-authors: Edna Teich, Kathrin H. Dausmann, Stephanie Reher, James M. Turner; Symposium 30)

Mathilde Tissier (Université de Strasbourg & CNRS, Strasbourg, France) - Infanticide and siblicide in maize-fed common hamsters (Cricetus cricetus): independently of diets' protein and energy contents, maize impairs maternal investment in reproduction (Co-authors: Jean-Patrice Robin, Yves Handrich, Caroline Habold; Symposium 22)

Mauricio A. Urbina (University of Exeter, UK) - Freshwater chloride levels dramatically influences post feeding acid-base recovery and SDA in rainbow trout (Co-authors: Rod Wilson; Symposium 1)

Anamarija Zagar (University of Porto, Portugal) - An altitudinal metabolic syndrome in ectotherms? A transversal analysis with ground beetles, amphibians and reptiles (Co-authors: Tatjana Simčič, Al Vrezec, Diana Marguč, Miguel A. Carretero; Symposium 19)


Awards - rules

Abstract Awards

Physiological and Biochemical Zoology announces the prize for outstanding abstracts. The prize in a form of a fee waiver will be given to three students without PhD and to one young researcher with PhD after an abstract competition. Details of the competition are provided here.


Poster Awards

ICCPB Organizing Committee announces the prize for outstanding posters. The Poster Award, in the amount of 150 Euro will be offered to at least six young researchers. Details of the competition are provided here.


Young Scientist Awards

ICCPB Organizing Committee announces the prizes for outstanding oral presentations, sponsored by Sable Systems, the Journal of Experimental Biology, and Elsevier - the publisher of the Journal of Thermal Biology. The YSA, in the amount of 500 Euros, will be awarded with the name of the sponsor to the best oral presentations from all symposia. Details of the competition are provided here.




Local Organizing Committee


Natalia Derus     


Paweł Koteja


Paulina Kramarz

Marek Konarzewski

Public relations

Marcin Czarnołęski

Hajnalka Szentgyörgyi

Edyta Sadowska


Marian Lewandowski

Meeting place

Elżbieta Jagłowska