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Outstanding achievement award

Didier Trono

For his seminal contribution to the original design and early development of lentivirus-based gene delivery systems for gene therapy, stemming from fundamental insights on the mechanism of HIV infection of non-dividing cells and the dispensable role of viral accessory genes in gene transfer performance. Dr. Trono is Professor of Genetics and Virology at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Young Investigator Award

Rasmus Bak

For his contributions to the advancement of liver-directed gene therapy approaches for haemophilia, including the improvement of vector and transgene potency. Alessio Cantore is Project Leader at SR-TIGET and Assistant Professor at Vita Salute San Raffaele University, in Milan, Italy.


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