Outstanding achievement award
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.
Young Investigator Award
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.