EHA Congratulates EHA Kick-Off Grant 2021 Winners

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The Hague, January 3, 2022  –EHA Congratulates seven talented researchers in Hematology on their receipt of an EHA Kick-Off Grant 2021 after a rigorous selection process. They join a network of over 110 distinguished researchers who have received  EHA Funding in the past. 

The EHA Kick-off Grant is a 1-year grant intended to support basic and translational early career researchers in hematology and allow them to test a high-risk but potentially high impact idea that is lacking solid preliminary data and is therefore too premature to submit for regular funding.

Awardees of the first edition of the Kick-Off Grants are in institutes in Portugal, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Czech Republic, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

"The EHA Kick-off Grants represent a new horizon in EHA's approach to research funding. By supporting high-risk, high-impact research ideas, we can further push the boundaries of the field of hematology, and support early-career professionals; giving them a voice and empowering them to take the next steps in their professional development. We have also recently launched EHA Bilateral Collaborative Grants, which we surmise will be very popular." – EHA President, Prof Elizabeth Macintyre




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Ana Cordeiro Gomes

Inflammabone – Understanding how Chronic Infection disrupts the hematopoietic niche leading to osteopenia

i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto


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Martin Böttcher

Ferrosence - Ferroptosis sensitivity in CLL

University Hospital Magdeburg


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Meng Wang

Harnessing endogenous DNA damage for targeted therapy in acute myeloid leukaemia

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

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Oskar Marin-Bejar

Unraveling GATA2 deficiency cell fate

Institut d'Investigació Biomédica de Bellvitge


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Karolina Škvárová

Development of new therapeutic strategies for patients with Fanconi Anemia: Prime editing as a novel tool for seamless correction of FANCA mutations

Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University Prague

Czech Republic

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Claudia Tersteeg

SIRT3 levels modulate procoagulant platelet formation

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


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Richard Pouw

Studying complement biology under physiological flow

Sanquin Research


 More information about EHA grants program can be found at  

The European Hematology Association (EHA) promotes excellence in patient care, research, and education in hematology. EHA envisions a world without blood disorders by connecting hematologists worldwide, supporting their career development and research, harmonizing hematology education, and advocating the interests of hematology and hematologists in the European arena.

Last Updated on Tuesday 04 January 2022.