Honors and Awards
2023 ESET Science Award - Outstanding Scientist in Slovakia - "Finalist"
2022 Commemorative Medal - Society of Toxicologists of Ukraine members
2022 Bjorn Ekwall Memorial Award - Bjorn Ekwall Memorial Foundation
2022 EUROTOX Award Lecture - EUROTOX
2022 Lush prize shortlisted - ESTIV training courses - LUSH
2022 Elected to the executive board of CEM SAS
2021 Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation Award - Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation
2021 EUROTOX Faculty member
2020 Lush prize - Commended project - Medical devices project team - LUSH
2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science, Slovakia - "Honorable mention certificate"
2018 Lush prize Shortlisted - MatTek training programme - LUSH
2018 US SOT MD and SPC Best Published Paper Award - US SOT
2018 Elected to the executive board of CEM SAS as an external member
2017 US SOT MD and SPC Best Poster Award - US SOT
2014 Colgate-Palmolive lecture at the US SOT - Colgate-Palmolive
2012 Four Paws Best Poster Award - Four Paws
2007 Zet-MEGAT Best poster Award - Zet-MEGAT
2023 ESET Science Award - Outstanding Scientist in Slovakia - Finalist
The ESET Science Award recognises exceptional individuals of Slovak science and has been granted by the ESET Foundation annually since 2019. The ESET Science Award laureates are selected from 5 finalists by an international jury comprised of world-known experts from various scientific fields. Each year, the role of chair of the international jury is held by a Nobel Prize Laureate, and under their guidance, the jury presides over the selection and then the awarding of the laureates.
2022 Commemorative medal - Society of Toxicologists of Ukraine members
Commemorative medal dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the restoration of Ukraine's independence. With this medal, the Society of Toxicologists of Ukraine, awards Dr. Kandarova for her significant contribution not only to the development of toxicology but also to her active civic position in supporting scientists from Ukraine in continuing their research activities in the conditions of the war.
2022 Bjorn Ekwall Memorial Award
The Björn Ekwall Memorial Award is given yearly at a prominent toxicological meetings, where the award winner is obliged to deliver “The Björn Ekwall Memorial Lecture”. The main goals of the BEMF is to honour the memory of Björn Ekwall by giving a reward to the scientists who have substantially contributed to the field of cell toxicology, e.g. by developing new in vitro tests, or via mechanistic or validation studies.
2022 EUROTOX Award Lecture
The EUROTOX Award Lecture (replacing the former Bo Holmstedt Lecture) was established in 2022 and recognises scientists who have made outstanding scientific contributions to the science of drug and chemical toxicology, or related areas.
Nominations are active, mid-career scientists involved in toxicology research in the public or private sector that are making substantial and innovative scientific contributions in the field of toxicological sciences. Particular emphasis is given to recent research contributions and advanced knowledge of European toxicology with an international appeal. Scientific accomplishment is the prime consideration in the evaluation review process. The first recipient of the 2022 EUROTOX Lecture is Dr. Helena Kandarova (Slovakia).
Doerenkamp-Zbinden Award 2021
The Board of Trustees of the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation for Animalfree Research has chosen Dr. Helena Kandárová, ERT as the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Prize winner in the year 2021. The Prize was presented to her on September, the 2nd 2021 at an online ceremony during the World Congress on Alternative Methods to Animal Testing in Maastricht. Helena Kandarova receives the prize for her outstanding achievements in the field of alternatives to animal testing.
Best Published Paper Award 2018 - MD and CPS Section of US SOT
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Best Overall Abstract Award 2017 - MD and CPS Section of US SOT
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2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science, Slovakia - Talents program 2020
"Honorable mention certificate" in the category over 35 years.
2020 Lush Prize-shortlisted in 2 categories
Project name: Lobbying for alternatives for the past 15 years
SCIENCE as part of the Medical Device In Vitro Irritation Team (MD-IV-IT)
In Vitro Irritation Testing of Medical Devices
2018 Lush Prize shortlist
Under the leadership of Helena Kandarova, MatTek IVLSL was shortlisted for Lush Prize in 2018 in the category TRAINING - Project name:
T5: MatTek In Vitro Life Science Laboratories, Slovakia
Hands-on training and Teaching on Alternative Methods in Toxicology
2020 Lush Prize - Commended project
Medical Device In Vitro Irritation Team (MD-IV-IT)
Four Paws Poster Award - EUSAAT Congress 2012
Zet-MEGAT Poster Award - Linz Congress 2007
2024 ESTIV Congress president
2022 ESTIV Congress president
2018 Business recognition for founding, building and establishing MatTek In Vitro Life Science Laboratories in the EU
2017 EUROTOX 2017 Congress President