The organizing committee of ENZITEC decided to postpone the Congress to provide a safe environment for attendees and the people involved in the organization.

Given the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, and the travel restrictions imposed on countries, ENZITEC will be rescheduled. By doing so we will be able to ensure a secure environment for everyone

The Organizing Committee is working on a new format. Please check ENZITEC website regularly to stay up to date.

ENZITEC Young Researcher Award 

The organizing committee of XIV ENZITEC invites young scientists that have developed their PhD thesis at (or are from) BRICS or Latin America countries to participate of the ENZITEC Young Researcher Award, to be held during the XIV ENZITEC conference. Four candidates will be selected by a scientific committee, and the winner will receive a cash prize of R$2.000 (Brazilian reais), a certificate and a plaque. The other three finalists will receive an honorable mention certificate. Enjoy this unique opportunity to show your work to the scientific community and be recognized by your talents and efforts!


The application for the 2020 ENZITEC Young Researcher Award is free of charge and must be made until July 26thTo be eligible, the candidate must attend the following criteria: 

  1. Have concluded your PhD thesis no more than 8 years before September 1st, 2020;
  3. Be Latin-American or have developed their PhD thesis in a Latin-American country or one of the BRICS countries;
  4. Present a poster during the XIV ENZITEC (please note that the four finalists will not be eligible for the Poster prize);

Fulfill the form available below and upload the following documents (the form will be available in the near future):

  • An extended abstract with no more than 2 pages (up to 5 Mb, .DOC or .DOCX), containing the title of the work, the author names and affiliations. The text must be formatted in Times New Roman font, size 12, 1.5 line spacing, A4 paper size and 2 cm margins (left, right, top and bottom). Figures and tables are optional. Bibliographic references must follow the Journal of Biological Chemistry format. Abstracts that do not comply with these guidelines will be automatically disregarded without prior notice to the participant
  • A link for the Lattes CV or a curricular summary;
  • A copy of its PhD certificate or a declaration of your university’s graduate program informing the conclusion date of the PhD thesis;

Registrations that do not present all the documents required above will be canceled.

The candidates will be allowed to submit only one abstract. 

Selection and Presentation

Four candidates will be selected by the Scientific Committee of the XIV ENZITEC to give an oral presentation in the first day of the conference (September 1st2020)according to the following criteria:  

  • Originality of contribution to knowledge with an emphasis on the work innovativeness in one or more of; (i) hypothesis, (ii) empirical results or, (iii) methodological approach. (1 to 5 points, being 5 the highest); 
  • Scientific or technological relevance positioning of the work in existing international literature or technological potential of the main findings (1 to 5 points, being 5 the highest); 
  • Curriculum (list of publications prioritizing those as first and/or corresponding authorpatentsawards and h-index normalized by the career time).

The selected candidates will be informed by e-mail and their names will be published at the homepage of the event no later than August 11. 

The candidates will have 15 min for their presentation and 5 min for questions. The talk and slides must be in EnglishThe candidate who is not present to give the oral presentation will be automatically disqualified. 


The four finalists will be evaluated by a panel of five international examiners, indicated by the XIV ENZITEC scientific committee. The results will be disclosed during the closing ceremony. 

The organizing and the scientific committee will not be involved in the final decision. 

The panel of examiners will evaluate the candidates according to the following criteria: 

  • Originality of contribution to knowledge with an emphasis on the work innovativeness in one or more of; (i) hypothesis, (ii) empirical results or, (iii) methodological approach. (1 to 5 points, being 5 the highest);
  • Scientific or technological relevance positioning of the work in existing international literature or technological potential of the main findings (1 to 5 points, being 5 the highest);
  • Quality of the oral presentation (topic clearly stated, talk was well-timed, speaker was in control of subject matter) (1 to 5 points, being 5 the highest); 
  • Quality of slides (clarity, legibility, content is self-evident) (1 to 5 points, being 5 the highest);
  • Knowledge of subject area and ability to respond to questions (1 to 5 points, being 5 the highest).