This week in Europe in brief: Student scientists rewarded; Antimatter probe planned; €30 million for human vaccine research; Member states chastised over structural funds; Medicines regulator draws up expert list.
Student scientists rewarded
Teams of students from Ireland, Switzerland and Lithuania took the top prizes at the 23rd EU Contest for Young Scientists awards ceremony on 23 September. Their projects in computing, engineering and medicine were judged by an international panel to be the best of 87 projects submitted from 37 countries. Teams from Germany, the UK and Bulgaria were awarded second prizes. A special international award went to a group from New Zealand. The prizewinners—all under 21 years old—share prize money totalling € 51,500.