2011 Basic Science Mentee/Mentor Awards

The Transplantation Society (TTS), along with the collaboration of National Societies acknowledge the contributions of basic science to the field of Transplantation. The Basic Science Mentee/Mentor award recognizes the efforts of established basic scientists, who have advanced our understanding of transplant science/immunobiology and/or treatment of transplant recipients, and the mentorship of new young investigators who have the potential to contribute to the basic science of transplantation. The Mentee-Mentor Award recipients for the BSS 2011 are listed below.

TTS Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Ata, Pinar, Turkey Tittiz, M. Izzet Flowcytometric detection of anti-AB antibody titers in blood group O renal recipients with blood group A2 donors
Hock, Karin, Austria Wekerle, Thomas Mechanistic analysis of costimulation blockade-resistant rejection of donor bone marrow triggered by donor T cells
Li, Changxian, People’s Republic of China Man, Kwan Aldose reductase accelerates small-for-size fatty liver graft injury
Liu, Quan, USA Zheng, Xin Xiao Vascularized Bone Marrow Transplantation: A New Approach to Induce Organ Transplant Tolerance
Moore, Carolina, Chile Rosemblatt, Mario Allogeneic Treg generated in vitro with retinoic acid and TGF-β control cytokine production and allograft rejection
Qi, Xiang, People’s Republic of China Man, Kwan Down-regulation of Glutathione peroxidase 3 (GPx3) by acute phase inflammation in small-for-size graft promotes tumor invasiveness after liver transplantation

TTS - AST Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Bhatt, Sumantha, USA Valujskikh, Anna Neutralizing BAFF and APRIL in combination with anti-CD154 Ab treatment and CD8+ T cell depletion induces long term cardiac allograft survival in mice containing memory CD4+ T cells
Krzystyniak, Adam, USA Witkowski, Piotr Coating of human pancreatic islets with CD4+CD25+CD127- T regulatory cells inhibits rejection. A novel immunoprotective approach.
Zhang, Wensheng, USA Zheng, Xin Xiao CTA containing vascularized bone marrow offer the inherent potential for stable mixed chimerism and tolerance.

TTS - BTS Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Ellis, Jonathan, UK Inston, Nicholas Histone Deacetylase Inhibition reveals a potent immunosuppressant effect in an in vitro model of Transplantation

TTS - CST Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Dijke, Esme, Canada West, Lori Impact of thymectomy and heart transplantation on CD4+FOXP3+ T-cell diversity in infants

TTS - ESOT Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Grohnert, Anja, The Netherlands Baan, Carla IL-2-independent induction of novel CD4+CD25+CD127-FOXP3+ T cells by mesenchymal stem cells and natural regulatory T cells
Riquelme, Paloma, Germany Geissler, Edward Mouse Macrophages Driven to a Novel State of Activation Prolong Allograft Survival in Unconditioned, Non-immunosuppressed Recipients
Sabet-Baktach, Manije, Germany Schlitt, Hans J. Cutting-edge model to study the role of RORgT in T17-mediated allograft rejection
Schmuek, Michael, Germany Volk, Hans-Dieter Impaired IL2 signaling promotes CD4-mediated antiviral CD8+ T cell response

TTS - SFT Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Taflin, Cécile, France Mooney, Nuala Human microvascular endothelial cells induce polarization of Th-17 and regulatory-T cell sub-populations under inflammatory conditions

TTS - JST Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Tazawa, Hirofumi, Japan Ohdan, Hideki Pivotal role of invariant NKT cell - B cell interaction in antibody production against transplant-associated carbohydrate epitopes

TTS - TSANZ Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Cunningham, Eithne, Australia Bishop, Alex High level expression of donor MHC in recipient liver promotes mouse skin transplant tolerance
Habib, Miriam, Australia Sharland, Alexandra Systemic overexpression of endogenous secretory RAGE attenuates renal ischaemia-reperfusion injury
Rogers, Natasha, Australia Coates, Toby Amelioration of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury by liposomal delivery of an NFBκB inhibitor to renal tubular epithelial and antigen presenting cells