2023 Winners

Junior Research Grant

Attya Omer Attya Omer

Topic: Advanced engineering of hematopoietic stem cells and bone marrow niche, toward next generation gene therapy
Ospedale San Raffaele
Italy

Marino Caruso Marino Caruso

Topic: Translatome analysis of cancer associated ribosomal protein mutations
KU Leuven
Belgium

Nadia El Khawanky Nadia El Khawanky

Topic: The role of RNA and DNA sensing pathways in AML for the development of anti-leukemic immunity
Klinikum Rechts der Isar
Germany

Advanced Research Grant

Adam Wilkinson Adam Wilkinson

Topic: The role of transcriptional adaptor proteins in haematopoietic stem cell expansion and inflammation
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Angela Maria Savino Angela Maria Savino

Topic: Targeting the dysregulated metabolic program in acute myeloid leukemia
University Milano-Bicocca
Italy

Konstantinos Kokkaliaris Konstantinos Kokkaliaris

Topic: Targeting the aged bone marrow niche to rejuvenate hematopoiesis following acute stress
Goethe University Hospital Frankfurt
Germany

Physician Scientists' Research Grant

Jana Ellegast Jana Ellegast

Topic: Exploiting cell-intrinsic inflammatory signaling in acute myeloid leukemia as a therapeutic strategy
University Hospital Zurich
Switzerland

Topic-in-Focus Junior Research Grant

Alkmini Anastasiadi Alkmini Anastasiadi

Title: Mitochondria-containing Erythrocytes in Sickle Cell Anemia: Characterization and Therapeutic Opportunities
University of Patras
Greece

Topic-in-Focus Advanced Research Grant

Annamaria Aprile Annamaria Aprile

Topic: Targeting the hematopoietic stem cell niche to improve gene therapy for hemoglobinopathies
Fondazione Telethon ETS
Italy

Bilateral Collaborative Grants

Kevin Rouault-Pierre Kevin Rouault-Pierre

Topic: Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in the Acute Myeloid Leukaemia microenvironment
Barts Cancer Institute
United Kingdom

Diana Passaro Diana Passaro

Topic: Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in the Acute Myeloid Leukaemia microenvironment
Cochin Institute
France

Karoline Kollmann Karoline Kollmann

Topic: Functional insights into clonal haematopoiesis mutations
University of Veterinary Medicine
Austria

Kristina Kirschner Kristina Kirschner

Topic: Functional insights into clonal haematopoiesis mutations
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom

Marieke Essers Marieke Essers

Topic: State-of-the-art Human HSC cultures: improving HSC expansion, niche-in-a-dish and new frontiers in culture conditions
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Germany

William Grey William Grey

Topic: State-of-the-art Human HSC cultures: improving HSC expansion, niche-in-a-dish and new frontiers in culture conditions
York Biomedical Research Institute
United Kingdom

Kick-off Grants

Diana Campillo Davo  Diana Campillo Davo 

Topic: START project: Self-amplifying RNA-engineered T cells for Anti-leukemic Redirected Therapy 
University of Antwerp
Belgium

Emilie Elvira-Matelot  Emilie Elvira-Matelot 

Topic: Clonal Hematopoiesis of Indeterminate Potential (CHIP): role of heterochromatin disorganization and Transposable Element Activation?
INSERM 
France

Flavian Thelen  Flavian Thelen 

Topic: Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells by Bone Marrow Memory CD8 T Cells 
University of Zurich 
Switzerland 

Ginés Luengo-Gil Ginés Luengo-Gil

Topic: CAR macrophages with sustained M1 phenotype: deceiving the tumor immunosuppressive microenvironment with deception receptors. 
Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucía 
Spain

Hector Huerga Encabo  Hector Huerga Encabo 

Topic: Kicking of the contribution of “Preleukemic Dendritic Cells” in clonal hematopoiesis associated pathologies
The Francis Crick Institute
United Kingdom 

Roeland Klein Wolterink Roeland Klein Wolterink

Topic: NeuroNK - Neuronal control of natural killer cells 
Maastricht University Medical Center
The Netherlands

Research Mobility Grant

Clara Coll Satué Clara Coll Satué

Topic: Perfusion of hemoglobin based oxygen carriers in organs-on-chip models
Technical University of Denmark
Denmark

Shyam Krishnan Murali Shyam Krishnan Murali

Topic: Analysis of spatial distribution of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in the bone marrow niche during steady-state and inflammaging
Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)
Germany

Hojjat Alizadeh Zeinabad Hojjat Alizadeh Zeinabad

Topic: Bottom-up manufacturing of artificial anti-tumor T cells
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Belgium

Isabelle Bouyssou Isabelle Bouyssou

Topic: Improvement of the in vitro culture of P. vivax field isolates
Institut Pasteur
France

Andreia Maia Andreia Maia

Topic: Development of novel adoptive cell therapy: CAR-CIML-NK cells with enhanced anti-tumor targeting and killing capacities and immune cell modulation
NOVA Medical School of NOVA University of Lisbon
Portugal

Hugo Bergugnat Hugo Bergugnat

Topic: Ex vivo drug testing to identify novel therapeutic options for the CDX2/UBTF high-risk leukaemia
Université Paris-Cité
France

EHA Grants Hall of Fame

Previous winners

Alexandre Fagnan
Junior Research Grant 2022
Deciphering the chromatin remodeling mechanism mediated by GATA2 ZnF1 mutations in AML

Samuele Ferrari
Junior Research Grant 2022
Innovative targeted base editing strategies for gene correction of WHIM syndrome

Lars Velten
Advanced Research Grant 2022
The role of the DNA methylation landscape in regulating HSC fate biases, fate restriction, and lineage differentiation

Özgen Deniz
Advanced Research Grant 2022
Functional Interrogation of Transposable Elements in Paediatric Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Emma de Pater
Advanced Research Grant 2022
Deconstructing the effect and timing of GATA2 haploinsufficiency driven leukemogenesis

Bérengère Koehl
Physician Scientists' Research Grant 2022
Abnormal Myelopoiesis in Sickle cell disease promotes neutrophils dysfunction, inflammation and early hematopoiesis ageing

Anne Marijn Kramer
Topic-in-Focus Junior Research Grant 2022
Study of CAR T-Cell Associated Toxicity and Efficacy:Mechanisms, Clinicopathologic Correlates, and state-ofthe- art nanomedicine-based targeting of myeloid immune cells as a novel therapeutic strategy

Arnika Wagner
Topic-in-Focus Advanced Research Grant 2022
Novel chimeric antigen receptors for optimized NK cell function

Andrea Ditadi
Bilateral Collaborative Grants 2022
Dissecting the role of transposable element-mediated inflammation in human hematopoietic stem cell development

Eirini Trompouki
Bilateral Collaborative Grants 2022
Dissecting the role of transposable element-mediated inflammation in human hematopoietic stem cell development

Ashok Kumar Jayavelu
Bilateral Collaborative Grants 2022
Proteogenomic guidance for the treatment of high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Beat Bornhauser
Bilateral Collaborative Grants 2022
Proteogenomic guidance for the treatment of high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Ainhoa Goñi Salaverri
Research Mobility Grants 2022
Characterisation of Genome Regulatory Complexes in Haematopoiesis and Leukaemia

Dino Mehic
Research Mobility Grants 2022
Fibrinolysis in patients with mild to moderate bleeding tendency

Elena Monzón Manzano
Research Mobility Grants 2022
Role Of Platelet Glycosylation On Platelet Function And Immune Response In Immune

Eric Amelunxen
Research Mobility Grants 2022
Functional drug response profiling to identify age-specific vulnerabilities in KMT2A rearranged ALL

Gils Roex
Research Mobility Grants 2022
Learning the design language of CAR structural components using a high-throughput screening method

Katerina Miari
Research Mobility Grants 2022
Macrophage Elicited Therapy Resistance in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Mohammadsadegh Nadimifar
Research Mobility Grants 2022
Human Hemoglobin Immobilization on Albumin Nanoparticle for Oxygen Carrier synthesis

Noa Linthorst
Research Mobility Grants 2022
Personalized gene-targeted treatment strategies for the management of the complex genetic bleeding

Srdjan Grusanovic
Research Mobility Grants 2022
Effects of acute inflammation on iron metabolism in HSCs

Ana Cordeiro Gomes
Kick-off Grants 2021
Inflammabone – Understanding how Chronic Infection disrupts the hematopoietic niche leading to osteopenia

Martin Böttcher
Kick-off Grants 2021
Ferrosence - Ferroptosis sensitivity in CLL

Meng Wang
Kick-off Grants 2021
Harnessing endogenous DNA damage for targeted therapy in acute myeloid leukaemia

Oskar Marin-Bejar
Kick-off Grants 2021
Unraveling GATA2 deficiency cell fate

Karolina Škvárová
Kick-off Grants 2021
Development of new therapeutic strategies for patients with Fanconi Anemia: Prime editing as a novel tool for seamless correction of FANCA mutations

Claudia Tersteeg
Kick-off Grants 2021
SIRT3 levels modulate procoagulant platelet formation

Richard Pouw
Kick-off Grants 2021
Studying complement biology under physiological flow

Antonella Fidanza
Advanced Research Grant 2021
The Role of Mechanosignaling in the Embryonic Development of the Human Hematopoietic Tissue

Antonella Nai
Advanced Research Grant 2021
Unravelling the Mechanisms of Erythropoiesis Regulation by TFR2 and its Therapeutic Targeting

Christian Di Buduo
Advanced Research Grant 2021
A New Approach to Understanding the Pathogenesis of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms by Shaping the Endoplasmic Reticulum/Mitochondria Calcium Toolkit

Cecile Lopez
Junior Research Grant 2021
Gene Regulatory Complexes and Networks Regulated by the ERG Oncogene

Els Mansell
Junior Research Grant 2021
Uncovering and Exploiting the Metabolic Basis for HSC Fate Availability

Ferran Nadeu
Junior Research Grant 2021
Tracking the Origin of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Progression and Transformation Through its Genomic and Transcriptomic Footprints

Ana Rio-Machin
Junior Research Grant 2021
Uncovering the Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Vulnerabilities of T(6;9)-Driven Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Giulio Cavalli
Physician Scientists’ Research Grant 2021
Dissecting Paracrine Mechanisms in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Erdheim-Chester Disease

Mirjam Belderbos
Physician Scientists’ Research Grant 2021
Peripheral Blood or Bone Marrow Stem Cells? Population Dynamics of Blood in Human Hematopoietic

Nikoleta Psatha
Topic-in-Focus Advanced Research Grant 2021
Development of New Generation, Erythroid Specific Gene Therapy Vectors for β-Hemoglobinopathies

Sébastien Anguille
Topic-in-Focus Physician Scientists’ Research Grant 2021
Antigen-specific Non-signaling CARs as Hemato-Oncological Remedy (ANCHOR)

Estelle Bourbon
Research Mobility Grant 2021
Anti-tumor efficacy and selectivity of dual CD4-CD7 CAR-T cells for the treatment of CD4+CD7- T cell lymphoma.

Paul Hengeveld
Research Mobility Grant 2021
Molecular Properties of the Subset #111 B-cell Receptor in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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

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