We are pleased to announce the winners of the IJMS 2020 Young Investigator Awards in the fields of Molecular Biology, Biomaterial, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Medicine and Biochemistry.
Winner of Molecular Biology: Prof. Dr. Claudio Luchini, MD, PhD, is a pathologist, researcher and Associate Professor at Verona University. He has produced groundbreaking research in the field of molecular biology, oncology and of surgical and molecular pathology, in particular regarding pancreatic cancer.
Winner of Biomaterial: Dr. Filippo Rossi is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano. He has produced groundbreaking research in the field of polymer-based biomaterials, both in bulk and colloid forms, and contributed significantly to the advancement of pharmaceutical therapies in the central nervous system.
Winner of Molecular Biophysics: Dr. Vanessa Checchetto is Assistant Professor at the University of Padua. She has produced groundbreaking research in the field of ion channels, first in green organisms and then in the mitochondria of mammalian cells. She contributed significantly to the discovery and the characterization of the first thylakoid-membrane-located channel in green organisms, and some other highly important scopes in the context of cardiac ischemia.
Winner of Molecular Medicine: Dr. Antonios Chatzigeorgiou is Assistant Professor of Physiology at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and has produced groundbreaking research in the field of Metabolism. His work sheds light on important issues pertinent to the role of obesity- and diabetes-related inflammation in the development of pathophysiological complications. He has also proposed innovative therapeutic approaches and strategies in this direction.
Winner of Biochemistry: Prof. Dr. Riekelt Houtkooper is Professor of Translational Metabolism at the University of Amsterdam, where he works at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (location AMC). He produced groundbreaking research in the field of molecular and translational metabolism, both in the context of inborn errors of metabolism and aging. He has co-authored over 120 journal papers, published in leading peer-reviewed journals. His overall citation number is 12475.
Each of the awardees will receive an honorarium of 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs) and an engraved plaque.
We would like to express our gratitude to all the participants of the IJMS 2020 Young Investigator Award and the Award Committee Members for their evaluation of all the excellent nominations.
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Dr. Vladimir Uversky