Professor Oktay Algın has been given Turkan Saylan Science Award by the Academy of Association for Supporting Contemporary Life. This award is given to the young academics with outstanding achievements. Turkan Saylan is an important character in Turkish Medical History who has helped to fought and overcome leprosy in Turkey. She was an influencial Turkish doctor who touched so many people’s lives in so many varied ways. This prize is given every year on the anniversary of her death to the young scientists who would carry her name and understanding of contemporary life style into the future. We congratulate Dr Algın for receiving such meaningful and important award and wish him our best in the future.