AIDS 2018 prize for Burnet researcher

Burnet Institute

25 July, 2018

Image: Michael Traeger (second from right) receives his Lange/Van Tongeren Prize at AIDS 2018 (Marcus Rose/IAS)

Burnet Institute Research Assistant Michael Traeger has been acknowledged with a prestigious Lange/Van Tongeren Prize for Young Investigators at AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam for his research into sexually transmitted infections among gay and bisexual men using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Jointly funded by the IAS and the France Recherche Nord & Sud Sida-HIV Hépatites, the Lange/van Tongeren Prizes support young researchers who demonstrate innovation, originality, rationale and quality in the field of HIV research.

The prizes are granted to the top-scoring abstract in each of five categories. Mr Traeger’s abstract was the best in the field of epidemiology and prevention research.

Along with a US$2,000 prize, Mr Traeger will be supported to attend the 13th Interest (HIV) Conference in Africa, with the opportunity to participate in a presentation session during the conference.

To be eligible for a Lange/Van Tongeren Prize, presenting authors were required to demonstrate innovation, originality, rationale and quality in their research, and be under 35 years of age.

Find out more about Burnet’s HIV research.

Contact Details

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Michael Traeger

Research Assistant and PhD Student




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