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ESGCT Award winners

Each year, the European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy honours impacting, significant and lasting contributions to the field of gene and cell therapy through its awards. The awards include the Outstanding Achievement Award, which is awarded to one eminent scientist each year who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the advancement of the field; the Young Investigator Awards, which are awarded to up to three young, upcoming scientist each year who have shown great promise, made a considerable contribution to the advancement of the field and promise to go on to be eminent senior researchers and the Travel Grants, which are awarded to the 10 highest scoring abstracts to the Annual Congress. For the full list of awards and eligibility, please click here.

You can read more about all award winners by scrolling down or click on a year to be taken to the relevant information on this page.

   2017           2016           2015           2014           2013           2012           2011          2010          2009         2008

Or watch some of our past award winners speak about their journey since winning their award:

 

2017

2017 Outstanding Achievement Award: Malcolm Brenner

The European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy seeks to honour one eminent scientist each year who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the advancement of the field. The winner is competitively selected on the basis of quality and impact of their research career. We are delighted to award the 2017 prize to Professor Malcolm Brenner. The OAA is supported by Human Gene Therapy.

 

 

2017 Young Investigator Award: Rasmus Bak

In 2017 the YIA was awarded to Rasmus Bak. The YIA is supported by Molecular Therapy.

 

 

2017 Travel Grants: the 10 highest scoring abstracts

Matteo Doglio San Raffaele Hospital and Vita-salute San Raffaele University, Milan

Jian Gao Witten/Herdecke University

Hanen Khabou Sorbonne University, Paris

Yvonne Knopp Hannover Medical School

Magalie Penaud-Budloo INSERM UMR 1089, Nantes

Anett Pfeiffer Paul Ehrlich Institute, Langen

Albert Ribera Autonomous University of Barcelona-CBATEG

David Salas Gómez University of Navarra, Pamplona

Carolin Schmelas Heidelberg University Hospital

Erkko Ylösmäki University of Helsinki

 

The Travel Grants are supported by the SFTCG, the SETGyC, and the DG-GT.

 

2016

2016 Outstanding Achievement Award: Amit Nathwani

The European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy seeks to honour one eminent scientist each year who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the advancement of the field. The winner is competitively selected on the basis of quality and impact of their research career. We are delighted to award the 2016 prize to Professor Amit Nathwani.

 

 

2016 Young Investigator Award: Pietro Genovese

In 2016 the YIA was awarded to Pietro Genovese. The Young Investigator Award is supported by Généthon.

 

 

 

2016 Travel Grants: the 10 highest scoring abstracts

Alessio Cantore, SR-Tiget, Milan

Pietro Giuseppe Mazzara, San Raffaele Scientific Institute , Milan

Margherita Norelli, San Raffaele University, Milan

Yein Nam, University of Manchester

Adele Mucci, RG Reprogramming and Gene Therapy, Cluster of Excellence REBIRTH, Hannover

Miriam Hetzel, Institute of Experimental Hematology, REBIRTH Cluster of Excellence, Hannover Medical School, Hannover

Nerea Zabaleta, CIMA, University of Navarra, Pamplona

Giulia Carola, IBUB, University of Barcelona

Fanny Collaud, Genethon, Evry

Saliha Majdoul, Genethon, Evry

 

The ESGCT Travel Grants are supported by the SFTCG, the SETGyC, and the DG-GT.

2015

2015 Outstanding Achievement Award: Luigi Naldini

The European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy seeks to honour one eminent scientist each year who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the advancement of the field. The winner is competitively selected on the basis of quality and impact of their research career. We are delighted to award the 2015 prize to Professor Luigi Naldini. The Outstanding Achievement Award is supported by Mary Ann Liebert Publishing.

 

2015 Young Investigator Award: Francesco Tedesco

In 2015 the YIA was awarded to Francesco Saverio Tedesco. The Young Investigator Award is supported by Généthon.

 

 

 

Watch Francesco talk about winning the award:

2015 Travel Grants: the 10 highest scoring abstracts

Carles Calatayud Aristoy: Assessing the role of LRRK2 G2019S mutation and the genomic background to the development of PD-related neurodegeneration

Antonio Miguel Matas: Antitumor effect of GM-CSF genetically modified cells combined with CTLA4 and Foxp3 gene silencing in mice

Jessica Hartmann: DARPins as tool for flexible vector targeting – specific manipulation of GluA4 positive interneurons in defined brain areas

Irene Gil-Farina: New insights into AAV vectors integration profile: internal vector regions

Romain Fol: AAV- APPsα brain delivery rescues synaptic failure in an Alzheimers disease mouse model

Tayebeh Soheili: Correction of CTLs cytotoxic function defect by SIN-lentiviral mediated expression of Munc13-4 in type 3 familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

Serena Scala: Comprehensive atlas of activity and “integrome” of human hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells

Lucia Sereni: A new conditional mouse model to unravel the platelet defect in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

Akiko Makino: A novel RNA virus-based episomal vector system for long-term stem cell modification

Annita Montepeloso: Hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy for the treatment of Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy

The ESGCT Travel Grants are supported by the SFTCG, the SETGyC, and the DG-GT.

2014

2014 Outstanding Achievement Award: Manuel Grez

The work of Professor Manuel Grez on Vectors and their novel application to the treatment of disease has been crucial to the development of new therapies. In addition the work of Professor Grez and his team has enabled many research groups across the world to overcome challenges in their own vector development. The Outstanding Achievement Award is supported by Mary Ann Liebert Publishing.

 

2014 Young Investigator Awards: Vincenzo Cerullo & Volker Busskamp

In 2014 two YIA were awarded, to Vincenzo Cerullo (left) and to Volker Busskamp (right). The Young Investigator Awards are supported by Généthon.

 

 

2014 Travel Grants: the 10 highest scoring abstracts

Polychronis Fatouros, Germany

Pietro Genovese, Italy

Sonia Guedan Carrio, USA

Johanna Laakkonen, Finland

Nico Lachmann, Germany

Kathleen Boerner, Germany

Delia D'Avola, Spain

Alba Rodríguez García, Spain

Maria Grazia Biferi, France

Camille Levy, France

2013

2013 Outstanding Achievement Award: Zelig Eshhar

The European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy seeks to honour one eminent scientist each year who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the advancement of the field. The winner is competitively selected on the basis of quality and impact of their research career. We are delighted to award the 2013 prize to Professor Zelig Eshhar.

 

 

2013 Young Investigator Awards

In 2013 only two YIA were awarded, to Luca Biasco (left) and to Jonathan Finn (right).

 

 

 

 

Watch John speak about winning the award:

2012

2012 Outstanding Achievement Award: Thierry VandenDriessche

The European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy seeks to honour one eminent scientist each year who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the advancement of the field. The winner is competitively selected on the basis of quality and impact of their research career. We are delighted to award the 2012 prize to Professor Thierry vandenDriessche.

 

2012 Young Investigator Awards: Cynthia Bartholomae, Rachael Pearson and Randy Chandler

In 2012, three Young Investigator awards were awarded, to Cynthia Bartholomae (left), Rachael Pearson (middle) and Randy Chandler (right).

 

 

Watch Randy speak about winning the award:

2011

2011 Outstanding Achievement Award: Adrian Thrasher

The European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy seeks to honour one eminent scientist each year who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the advancement of the field. The winner is competitively selected on the basis of quality and impact of their research career.

 

 

Watch Adrian speak about winning the award:

2011 Young Investigator Awards: Richard Gabriel, Bernard Gentner, Angelo Lombardo and Axel Schambach

 

 

 

 

 

In 2011, there were an uncommonly high number of high calibre applicants for the YIA and it was awarded to four people: Richard Gabriel, Bernhard Gentner, Angelo Lombardo and Axel Schambach (left to right).

Watch Axel speak about winning the award:

2010

2010 Outstanding Achievement Award: Claudio Bordignon, Maria Grazia Roncarolo and Alessandro Aiuti

In 2010, the OAA was awarded jointly to Claudio Bordignon, Mara Grazia Roncarolo and Alessandro Aiuti (left to right).

 

 

 

Watch Alessandro speak about winning the award:

2010 Young Investigator Awards: Nicola Brenetti-Pieri and Attilio Bondanza

In 2009 two YIA were awarded, to Nicola Brenetti-Pieri (left) and to Attilio Bondanza (right). 

 

 

 

 

2009

2009 Outstanding Achievement Award: Marina Cavazzana

The inaugural OAA was awarded to Marina Cavazzana in 2009.

 

 

 

 

Watch Marina speak about winning the awards:

2009 Young Investigator Awards: Alessandra Biffi and Kerry Fisher

In 2009 two YIA were awarded, to Alessandra Biffi (left) and to Kerry Fisher (right). 

 

 

 

 

2008

2008 Young Investigator Awards: Antonia Follenzi, Eugonio Montini, Simon Waddington and Els Verhoeyen

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2008, there were an uncommonly high number of high calibre applicants for the YIA and it was awarded to four people: Antonia Follenzi, Eugonio Montini, Simon Waddington and Els Verhoeyen (left to right).