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Particle and Fibre Toxicology Best Paper Award

Introduced in 2016, the ‘Best Paper of the Year’ award for Particle and Fibre Toxicology represents the best cutting-edge research published in the journal. The paper is selected by the entire editorial board and is scored by its citations, downloads and impact in the year.

2017 Winner


Maternal exposure to diluted diesel engine exhaust alters placental function and induces intergenerational effects in rabbits
Sarah A. Valentino, Anne Tarrade, Josiane Aioun, Eve Mourier, Christophe Richard, Michèle Dahirel, Delphine Rousseau-Ralliard, Natalie Fournier, Marie-Christine Aubrière, Marie-Sylvie Lallemand, Sylvaine Camous, Marine Guinot, Madia Charlier, Etienne Aujean, Hala Al Adhami, Paul H. Fokkens, Lydiane Agier, John A. Boere, Flemming R. Cassee, Rémy Slama and Pascale Chavatte-Palmer
Published: 26 July 2016

The best paper award for 2017 was presented to Valentino and colleagues for their outstanding research paper on how maternal exposure to diesel engine exhaust can alter placental function and cause intergenerational effects. The paper provides supporting evidence for the associations observed between maternal exposure to particulate air pollution and term birth weight. 

The award was presented to Prof Cassee (co-author) by deputy Editor-in-Chief Dr Roel Schins at the Inhaled Particles XII conference in Glasgow. 


Past winners:


Advanced computational modeling for in vitro nanomaterial dosimetry
Glen M. DeLoid, Joel M. Cohen, Georgios Pyrgiotakis, Sandra V. Pirela, Anoop Pal, Jiying Liu, Jelena Srebric and Philip Demokritou
Published: 24 October 2015