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

Marino Caruso Marino Caruso

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

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

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

Konstantinos Kokkaliaris Konstantinos Kokkaliaris

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

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

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

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

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

Karoline Kollmann Karoline Kollmann

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

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)

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

Emilie Elvira-Matelot  Emilie Elvira-Matelot 

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

Flavian Thelen  Flavian Thelen 

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

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 

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

Anastasia Latrou Anastasia Latrou

Topic: Structural analysis of the B cell receptor immunoglobulin in B cell lymphomas
Institute of Applied Biosciences, Center for Research and Technology Hellas (INAB|CERTH)

Lili Kotmayer Lili Kotmayer

Topic: Single cell genomics in CLL treated with targeted therapies
Semmelweis University

Marianna Ponzo Marianna Ponzo

Topic: Impact of the tumor microenvironment in influencing (Chimeric Antigen Receptor) CAR T cells activity in B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
University of Milano-Bicocca,

Clara Coll Satué Clara Coll Satué

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

Hojjat Alizadeh Zeinabad Hojjat Alizadeh Zeinabad

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

Isabelle Bouyssou Isabelle Bouyssou

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

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

Hugo Bergugnat Hugo Bergugnat

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

Ilse Kaaja Ilse Kaaja

Topic: Regulation of human bone marrow hematopoietic stem cell function by MLLT3 isoforms
University of Helsinki

Monika Gonka Monika Gonka

Topic: Molecular programs of blood stem cell fate: how to break the self-renewal loop?
The University of York
United Kingdom