2021 Winners

Kick-off Grants

Ana Cordeiro Gomes Ana Cordeiro Gomes

Topic: Inflammabone – Understanding how Chronic Infection disrupts the hematopoietic niche leading to osteopenia
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto

Martin  Böttcher Martin Böttcher

Topic: Ferrosence - Ferroptosis sensitivity in CLL
University Hospital Magdeburg

Meng Wang Meng Wang

Topic: Harnessing endogenous DNA damage for targeted therapy in acute myeloid leukaemia
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Oskar Marin-Bejar Oskar Marin-Bejar

Topic: Unraveling GATA2 deficiency cell fate
Institut d'Investigació Biomédica de Bellvitge

Karolina Škvárová Karolina Škvárová

Topic: 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

Claudia Tersteeg Claudia Tersteeg

Topic: SIRT3 levels modulate procoagulant platelet formation
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Richard Pouw Richard Pouw

Topic: Studying complement biology under physiological flow
Sanquin Research
the Netherlands

Advanced Research Grant

Antonella Fidanza Antonella Fidanza

Topic: The Role of Mechanosignaling in the Embryonic Development of the Human Hematopoietic Tissue
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Antonella Nai Antonella Nai

Topic: Unravelling the Mechanisms of Erythropoiesis Regulation by TFR2 and its Therapeutic Targeting
Ospedale San Raffaele

Christian Di Buduo Christian Di Buduo

Topic: A New Approach to Understanding the Pathogenesis of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms by Shaping the Endoplasmic Reticulum/Mitochondria Calcium Toolkit Dynamic in Megakaryopoiesis
University of Pavia

Junior Research Grant

Cecile Lopez Cecile Lopez

Topic: Gene Regulatory Complexes and Networks Regulated by the ERG Oncogene
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Els Mansell Els Mansell

Topic: Uncovering and Exploiting the Metabolic Basis for HSC Fate Availability
Lund University

Ferran Nadeu Ferran Nadeu

Topic: Tracking the Origin of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Progression and Transformation Through its Genomic and Transcriptomic Footprints
Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)

Ana Rio-Machin Ana Rio-Machin

Topic: Uncovering the Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Vulnerabilities of T(6;9)-Driven Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London
United Kingdom

Physician Scientists’ Research Grant

Giulio Cavalli Giulio Cavalli

Topic: Dissecting Paracrine Mechanisms in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Erdheim-Chester Disease
Ospedale San Raffaelle S.R.L.

Mirjam Belderbos Mirjam Belderbos

Topic: Peripheral Blood or Bone Marrow Stem Cells? Population Dynamics of Blood in Human Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipients
Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology

Topic-in-Focus Advanced Research Grant

Nikoleta Psatha Nikoleta Psatha

Topic: Development of New Generation, Erythroid Specific Gene Therapy Vectors for β-Hemoglobinopathies
George Papanikolaou Hospital

Topic-in-Focus Physician Scientists’ Research Grant

Sébastien Anguille Sébastien Anguille

Topic: Antigen-specific Non-signaling CARs as Hemato-Oncological Remedy (ANCHOR)
University of Antwerp / Antwerp University Hospital

EHA Grants Hall of Fame

Previous winners

Chiara Bonini
COVID-19 in Hematology Research Grant
Revealing the Therapeutic Potential of Adaptive Immunity to SARS-CoV-2

Kirsten Grønbæk
COVID-19 in Hematology Research Grant
Clonal Hematopoiesis as a Cause of Hyperinflammation in COVID-19?

George Vassiliou
COVID-19 in Hematology Research Grant
Investigation of an Association Between Clonal Haematopoiesis and Severe COVID-19 Disease

Biola M. Javierre
Advanced Research Grant 2020
Dissecting the Role of Non-coding Genome in B-precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Under the THREE-DIMENSIONAL Genome Architecture Point of View [ALL-3D]

Cristina Scielzo
Advanced Research Grant 2020
Exploiting a 3D Multi-organ System In-vitro to Identify Molecular Mechanisms Leading to Resistance to Therapy in CLL

David Lara-Astiaso
Junior Research Grant 2020
Characterisation of Genome Regulatory Complexes in Haematopoiesis and Leukaemia

Oriana Marques
Junior Research Grant 2020
Anemia of Inflammation - A Novel Role for Toll-like Receptors in Controlling Iron Restriction

Raffaella Di Micco

Lina Benajiba
Physician Scientist Research Grant 2020
In Vivo Humanized Bone Marrow Functional Screening to Identify Microenvironment-related Therapeutic Targets in AML

Raffaella Di Micco
Advanced Research Grant 2019
Dissecting Cell-autonomous And Paracrine Functions Of Cell Senescence In AML Response To Therapy

Renée Beekman
Advanced Research Grant 2019
Occurrence Of Sporadic Oncogene Activation In Normal B Cells And Its Implications For Lymphomagenesis

Annamaria Aprile
Junior Research Grant 2019
Bone Marrow Microenvironment In Beta-thalassemia: Unraveling The Role Of Megakaryocytes On Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function

Antoniana Batsivari
Junior Research Grant 2019
Deconvoluting The Spatio-temporal Crosstalk Between AML Clones HSCs And BM Niche

Orna Steinberg Shemer
Physician Scientist Research Grant 2019
Elucidating The Pathophysiology Of Severe Congenital Neutropenia And The Pathways Involved In Malignant Transformation

Alessia Pagani
Advanced Research Grant 2018
Molecular Mechanisms of The TFR2-mediated Crosstalk Between Erythropoiesis and The Iron Regulator Hepcidin

Anastasia Papadopoulou
Advanced Research Grant 2018
"Cerberus" T Cells: A Single Glucocorticoid-resistant T Cell Product to Simultaneously Target Multiple Pathogens in Immunocompromised Patients

Catherine Sawai
Advanced Research Grant 2018
In Vivo Impact of Aging and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia on Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function

Immacolata Andolfo
Junior Research Grant 2018
Dissecting the Role of PIEZO1 in The Pathogenic Mechanism of Dehydrated Hereditary Stomatocytosis

Anna Vardi
Physician Scientist Research Grant 2018
Large-scale Detection And Characterization Of T Cells With Anti-tumor Specificity In Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Can It Pave The Way For Cellular Treatments Or Vaccination Strategies?

Delfim Duarte
Physician Scientist Research Grant 2018
Topic: The Role Of Iron In The Remodeling Of The Vascular Niche In Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Bruno Paiva
Non-Clinical Advanced Research Grant 2017
Next-generation Immune Monitoring In Multiple Myeloma

Sidinh Luc
Non-Clinical Advanced Research Grant 2017
Epigenetic Profiling of Lineage-biased Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Tim Ripperger
Clinical Research Grant 2017
Functional Characterization of RUNX1 Variants to Elucidate their Clinical Impact in Hereditary and Sporadic Hematological Malignancies

Aldo Roccaro
Clinical Research Grant 2017
Dissecting Transcriptome Aberrations within the Bone Marrow Microenvironment, in Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia and the Pre-malignant IgM MGUS Stage

Dafna Groeneveld
Non-Clinical Junior Research Grant 2017
Bleeding Risk and Efficacy of Pharmacological Von Willebrand Factor Inhibitors in the Treatment of Chronic Liver Disease

Julie Morscio
Non-Clinical Junior Research Grant 2017
Oncogenic Activation and Therapeutic Targeting of PIM1 in T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

Maria Tsagiopoulou
Junior Short Term Collaboration award 2017
Study the DNA Methylation Profile of Subgroups of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cases Based on their Chromosomal Aberrations

Petr Daněk
Junior Short Term Collaboration award 2017
Transcriptome Analysis of Short- and Long-Term Hematopoietic Stem Cells Lacking TCF/LEF Transcription Factor Activity

Stephania Contreras Castillo
Junior Short Term Collaboration award 2017
The Effect of Hydroxyurea Treatment on DNA Methylation and Gene Expression in Jak2V617F Knock-in Mice

Alessandra Balduini
EHA-JSH Exchange Fellowship 2016
Bone Marrow Models for Platelet Production

Lucile Couronné
EHA-JSH Exchange Fellowship 2016
Identification of Biomarkers Associated with Response to L Asparaginase and EBV Infection in NK/T-Cell Lymphoma

Simone Dertschnig
Non-Clinical Junior Research Grant 2016
The Role of Fibroblastic Reticular Cells in the Development of Graft-versus-Host Disease

Sergey Sulima
Non-Clinical Junior Research Grant 2016
Cooperation Between NOTCH1 Activation and the Ribosomal L10-R98S Mutation

Eleni Gavriilaki
Clinical Research Grant 2016
Complement Activation In Transplant-associated Thrombotic Microangiopathy

Jyoti Nangalia
Non-Clinical Advanced Research Grant 2016
Understanding the Evolutionary Dynamics of the Cancer Epigenome in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms.

Rebekka Schneider
Clinical Research Grant 2016
Functional Dissection of Abnormal Protein Translation in the Erythroid Differentiation Defect in Del(5q) Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Alexandre Puissant
Non-Clinical Advanced Research Grant 2016
Identification of New Signaling Pathways Essential for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Development in a Pre-Clinical Mouse Model

Johannes Thaler
Junior Short Term Collaboration award 2016
Highly Procoagulant Extracellular Vesicles in Ascites from Patients with Advanced Liver Disease

Gerard Jansen
Clinical Research Fellowship 2015
Dissection of Pathways Involved in the Development of the Platelet Storage Lesion

Hendrik Poeck
Clinical Research Fellowship 2015
Role of the CGAS-STING Pathway in Intestinal Epithelial Cells during Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Elisa Laurenti
Non-Clinical Advanced Research Fellowship 2015
Molecular Regulation of Exit from Quiescence in Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Mihaela Crisan
Non-Clinical Advanced Research Fellowship 2015
Investigate the In Vivo Requirement of Pericytes and Mechanism to Control Hematopoietic Stem Cell Generation.

Antonella Nai
Non-Clinical Junior Research Fellowship 2015
NCOA4: A New Player in Iron Metabolism and Erythropoiesis

Diana Passaro
Non-Clinical Junior Research Fellowship 2015
AML-derived Toxicity on Bone Marrow Niche: Dissecting the Molecular Basis to Improve Therapy

Maria Sabater Lleal
EHA-ISTH Research Fellowship 2015
Novel regulatory pathways for FVIII and vWF

Ida Hude
Junior Short Term Collaboration award 2015
Diagnostic Study to Evaluate the Prognostic Impact of PD-1 and PD1-L Expression in Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

Laura Escriba Garcia
Junior Short Term Collaboration award 2015
Generation of CAR-CD19 NKT Cells as a New Immunotherapy against B-Cell Lymphoma

Marie Robin
Advanced Short Term Collaboration award 2015
Impact of Somatic Mutations in Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Receiving an Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

Bernhard Gentner
Clinical Research Fellowship 2014
MicroRNAs as Functional Markers for Treatment Refractory Leukaemia

Klaus Metzeler
Clinical Research Fellowship 2014
Clonal Heterogeneity and Clonal Evolution in AML during Chemotherapy-Understanding a Dynamic Disease

Paola van der Meijden
Non-Clinical Advanced Research Fellowship 2014
Predictors and Treatment of Bleeding in Thrombocytopenia due to Hematological Malignancies.

David Kent
Non-Clinical Advanced Research Fellowship 2014
Cellular Characterization of Clonal Evolution in Myeloid Malignancies

Sandro Altamura
Non-Clinical Advanced Research Fellowship 2014
Macrophage Iron Recycling or Dietary Iron Uptake: What Causes Iron Overload in Hemochromatosis?

Giorgia Simonetti
Non-Clinical Junior Research Fellowship 2014
Unraveling the Genomic and Metabolic Complexity for Personalized Therapy of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Emma de Pater
Non-Clinical Junior Research Fellowship 2014
The Role Of Tmem2 in HSC Generation

Ioanna Triviai
Non-Clinical Junior Research Fellowship 2014
Determination of Secretome Regulators in a Mouse Model of Primary Myelofibrosis

Dimitrios Mougiakakos
Clinical Research Fellowship 2013
Functional Characterisation of Genes Implicated in Human Blood Formation and Pathologies using Mitochondria as Targets for Specific Cancer Treatment in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Markus Bosmann
Clinical Research Fellowship 2013
Molecular Events in Neutropenic Sepsis Related to Signaling via MDA5 and RIG-1

Elli Papaemmanuil
Non-Clinical Advanced Research Fellowship 2013
Development of Integrated Genomic Profiling Methodologies in Single-cells to Study the Direct Consequences of Acquired Mutations in MDS and Related Haematological Neoplasms.

Iñaki Martin-Subero
Non-Clinical Advanced Research Fellowship 2013
Functional and Clinical Impact of Enhancer DNA Methylation in Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Ruben Bierings
EHA Research Fellowship 2013
Gatekeepers of the Vasculature; Regulation of Weibel-Palade Body Exocytosis by Syntaxinbinding Protein 1 (STXBP1)

Marek Mraz
Non-Clinical Junior Research Fellowship 2013
The Role of MicroRNAs in BCR Signalling and Microenvironmental Interactions of Malignant B Cells.

Caterina Casari
Non-Clinical Junior Research Fellowship 2013
VWF-dependent Thrombocytopenia in Pathological Conditions: Studies in Cellular and Animal Models

Carmen Vicente
Non-Clinical Junior Research Fellowship 2013
Role of CNOT3 Inactivation in T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Ana Cvejic
EHA Young Investigator Fellowship 2012
Closing the Knowledge Gap in Post-Genomic Research: Fast-Track Functional Characterisation of Genes Implicated in Human Blood Formation and Pathologies Using Zebrafish as an In Vivo Model