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International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards


2020 INTERNATIONAL TRANSPLANTATION SCIENCE MENTEE-MENTOR AWARDS

THE TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY (TTS), ALONG WITH COLLABORATION OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SOCIETIES, ACKNOWLEDGES THE CONTRIBUTION OF BASIC SCIENCE TO THE FIELD OF TRANSPLANTATION.

THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSPLANTATION SCIENCE MENTEE-MENTOR AWARDS FOR THE 28TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY (TTS 2020) – SEOUL, KOREA, SEPTEMBER 12-16, 2020.

The Transplantation Society celebrates the contributions of basic science to the field of transplantation with the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards to recognize the efforts of scientists who have advanced our understanding of transplantation science and fostered the development of the young investigators who will be the future leaders in our field.

THE GOALS OF THESE MENTEE-MENTOR TRAVEL AWARDS ARE TO:

  1. Foster the training of new young investigators in the basic science of transplantation
  2. Promote research in the basic science of transplantation
  3. Encourage dialog and interactions between trainees and established investigators at the TTS 2020 Congress

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Evidence of Abstract Submission to TTS 2020 Congress
  • Letter from Department Chair confirming the training status of the Mentee

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Deadline: March 23, 2020 April 7, 2020
  • List Abstracts submitted to TTS 2020 Congress
  • Upload letter from Department Chair

All information will be saved in a secure, password protected environment.

IMPORTANT: No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.

When the application is complete, the applicant will receive a confirmation notice via e-mail with a confirmation number. Applicants are advised to print and keep the confirmation notice as proof of the nomination submission.

REVIEW PROCESS:

The Transplantation Science Sub-Committee will review the applications received by the submission deadline. Nominees will be notified of the outcome by May 15, 2020. Recipients will be awarded during the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Networking Event during the TTS 2020 Congress (date and time to be confirmed).

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Mentee must be currently enrolled as a graduate student or receiving training as a post-doctoral fellow within 5 years of receiving his/her PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree, at the time of application, whichever is most recent. Mentee must be conducting basic science/laboratory research, and be the first author and presenter of a submitted abstract (either oral or poster) at the TTS 2020 Congress.
  • Mentor must be an internationally or nationally recognized basic scientist, with a strong record of past achievements in the field of transplantation at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The mentor must be the senior author of the same accepted abstract (either oral or poster) at the TTS 2020 Congress.
  • Transplantation science is broadly defined as work in transplantation biology ranging from pertinent basic immunology, animal studies or translational research that involves materials from human patients. Basic science on all types of organ, tissue, and cell transplants will be considered. Clinical Science including Clinical Trials or Clinical Outcomes Investigations is excluded.
  • Mentee and Mentor must be active members of TTS and the National or International Society* they are applying for, or have submitted applications for membership by the submission deadline. TTS Membership application must be completed with no outstanding fees; otherwise, the applicants will be disqualified and not considered for funding.
  • Please note that both Mentee and Mentor MUST ATTEND the TTS 2020 Congress and the networking event organized by the Transplantation Science Committee of TTS. Applicants not present at the networking event will be disqualified and will not receive the award. (There will be no exceptions).

* ASHI will accept non-member applications.

FUNDING GUIDELINES:

  • The International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards are intended to support mentee-mentor attendance and participation at TTS 2020 Congress.
  • The registration fee for the Mentor (member, early bird fees only) will be reimbursed after the Congress, only if requested. Mentors must pay the registration fee; if the registration is paid from another party your registration fee will not be refunded.
  • If budget allows, up to 25 Mentee-Mentor Awards will be awarded, based on the scientific excellence of the accepted abstract. Contingent upon having qualified applicants, there will be at least one award to each of TTS six geographical regions: Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East-Africa, North America and Oceania.
  • Each Mentee-Mentor team can only receive one award.
  • Funds will be issued to the recipient and funds are not transferable from one recipient to another.

The Transplantation Society (TTS), along with collaboration of National and International Societies, acknowledges the contribution of basic science to the field of Transplantation.

The Transplantation Society celebrates the contributions of basic science to the field of transplantation with the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Travel Awards by recognizing the efforts of basic scientists, who have advanced our understanding of transplant science/immunobiology and/or treatment of transplant recipients, and the young investigators who will be the future leaders in transplantation.

The goals of these Mentee-Mentor Travel Awards are to:

  1. Foster the training of new young investigators in the basic science of transplantation
  2. Promote research in the basic science of transplantation
  3. Encourage dialog and interactions between trainees and established investigators.

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2018

THE TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY (TTS), ALONG WITH COLLABORATION OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SOCIETIES, ACKNOWLEDGES THE CONTRIBUTION OF BASIC SCIENCE TO THE FIELD OF TRANSPLANTATION

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The Transplantation Society celebrates the contributions of basic science to the field of transplantation with the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Travel Awards by recognizing the efforts of scientists who have advanced our understanding of transplant science and fostered the development of the young investigators who will be the future leaders in our field.

TTS-CST International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards

Mentee: Minal Borkar-Tripathi, Canada Mentor: Lee Anne Tibbles, Canada
Mentee: Ibrahim Adam, Canada Mentor: Lori West, Canada
Mentee: Nicholas Dawson, Canada Mentor: Megan Levings, Canada
Mentee: Avery Lam, Canada Mentor: Megan Levings, Canada

TTS-TSANZ International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards

Mentee: Hong Chee Chew, Australia Mentor: Peter MacDonald, Australia
Mentee: Sam Adhikary, Australia Mentor: Debbie Watson, Australia

TTS-TOND International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards

Mentee: Selin Akad, Turkey Mentor: Feride Sahin, Turkey

TTS-JST International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards

Mentee: Asuka Tanaka, Japan Mentor: Yuka Tanaka, Japan

TTS-ISOT International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards

Mentee: Sonia Mehrotra, India Mentor: Raj Kumar Sharma, India
Mentee: Mohan Patel, India Mentor: Manoj Gumber, India
Mentee: Sahil Bagai, India Mentor: Manish Rathi, India
Mentee: Manish Balwani, India Mentor: Pankaj Shah, India
Mentee: Akhilesh Kumar Jaiswal, India Mentor: Narayan Prasad, India

TTS-International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards

Mentee: Jianing Fu, United States Mentor: Megan Sykes, United States
Mentee: Wai Ho Oscar Yeung, Hong Kong Mentor: Nancy Kwan Man, Hong Kong
Mentor: Gabriel Gondolesi, Argentina Mentee: Melisa Pucci Molineris, Argentina
Mentee: Elisa Montanari, Switzerland Mentor: Léo Hans Bühler, Switzerland
Mentee: Ahmer Hameed, Australia Mentor: Wayne Hawthorne, Australia

TTS-SET International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards

Mentee: Patricia Conde -San Román, Spain Mentor: Jordi Ochando, Spain
Mentee: María García-Conde Delgado, Spain Mentor: Iago Justo, Spain
Mentee: Oana Anisa Nutu, Spain Mentor: Iago Justo, Spain

TTS-NTV International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards

Mentee: Jesus M. Sierra Parraga, Netherlands Mentor: Martin Hoogduijn, Netherlands
2017

TTS/ISOT AWARDS
These awards were made possible with the contribution of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation.

Shweta Tyagi, India – Mentee / Uma Kanga, India – Mentor
EXPRESSION OF SHLA-G IDENTIFIES FAVORABLE OUTCOME IN RENAL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS

Sahil Bagai, India – Mentee / Manish Rathi, India – Mentor
CORRELATION OF PRETRANSPLANT GLUCOSE METABOLISM WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW ONSET DIABETES AFTER RENAL TRANSPLANTATION


TTS/JST AWARDS
These awards were made possible with the contribution of the Japan Society for Transplantation.

Nobuki Ishida, Japan – Mentee / Kohei Ishiyama, Japan – Mentor
SUPPRESSING LIVER NATURAL KILLER CELLS ACTIVATION BY COTRANSPLANTATION OF PREACTIVATED MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS CONTRIBUTES TO IMPROVEMENT OF ISLET GRAFT SURVIVAL

Masakatsu Kaneshiro, Japan – Mentee / Atsushi Yoshizawa, Japan – Mentor
ANALYSIS OF HUMAN LEUCOCYTE ANTIGEN CLASS II EXPRESSION IN GRAFT LIVER TISSUE; DONOR SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES AND GRAFT LIVER FIBROSIS


TTS/NTV AWARDS
This award was made possible with the contribution of the Nederlandse Transplantatie Vereniging.

Fleur Peters, The Netherlands – Mentee / Karin Boer, The Netherlands – Mentor
IDENTIFICATION OF KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PATIENTS AT RISK FOR SKIN CANCER BY DIFFERENTIALLY METHYLATED REGIONS IN T CELLS


TTS/SET AWARDS

This award was made possible with the contribution of the Sociedad de Española Trasplante

Rebeca Arroyo-Hornero, UK – Mentee / Fadi Issa, UK – Mentor

MODULATION OF CD27/CD70 CO-STIMULATORY PATHWAY MAY ALLOW FOR THE GENERATION OF A MORE POTENT HUMAN REGULATORY T CELL PRODUCT FOR CELL THERAPY


TTS/TSANZ AWARDS

These awards were made possible with the contribution of The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Mario Leong, Australia – Mentee / Alexandra Sharland, Australia – Mentor
RECOGNITION OF INTACT DONOR CLASS I BY RECIPIENT CD8+ T CELLS IS REQUIRED FOR TOLERANCE INDUCTION FOLLOWING LIVER-DIRECTED TRANSGENE EXPRESSION

Paul Wilcox, Australia – Mentee / Bruce M. Hall, Australia – Mentor
CD8 EXPRESSION INCREASES SUPPRESSIVE ABILITY OF CD4+CD25+TREG AND IS A MARKER OF ANTIGEN-SPECIFICITY


TTS AWARDS

These awards were made possible with the contribution of The Transplantation Society.

Xiaomeng Hu, USA – Mentee / Sonja Schrepfer, USA - Mentor
GENERATION OF HYPOIMMUNOGENIC INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS FOR ALLOGENEIC CELL AND TISSUE TRANSPLANTATION

Timm Heinbokel, USA – Mentee / Stefan G. Tullius, USA – Mentor
A SHIFTING BALANCE: INNATE IMMUNITY IMPACTS CHARACTERISTICS AND SPECIFICITY OF ALLOIMMUNE RESPONSES IN AGING.

Yoshihiro Ono, USA – Mentee / Angus Thomson, USA – Mentor
GRAFT-INFILTRATING PD-L1HI CROSS-DRESSED DENDRITIC CELLS SUBVERT DONOR-REACTIVE T CELL RESPONSES IN MOUSE LIVER TRANSPLANT TOLERANCE.

Gaelen Dwyer, USA – Mentee / Heth Turnquist, USA – Mentor
THE “TYPE 2” CYTOKINE, INTERLUKIN-33, GENERATES POTENT

2016

The Transplantation Society (TTS) along with the collaboration of its Affiliated Societies celebrates the contributions of basic science to the field of transplantation with the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards by recognizing the efforts of basic scientists who have advanced our understanding of transplant science/immunobiology and/or treatment of transplant recipients, and the young investigators who will be the future leaders in transplantation.

The Awards were given on Sunday, August 21, during the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Networking Event held from 18:30 to 19:30 in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

TTS Awards

  • AMP-activated protein kinase attenuated marginal liver graft injury via promoting mitochondrial biogenesis and respiratory function
    Mentee: Jiang Liu, Hong Kong
    Mentor: Chung Mau Lo, Hong Kong
  • CD45RA identifies TSDR demethylated regulatory T cells with a stable phenotype and suppressive cytokine profile
    Mentee: Rebeca Arroyo Hornero, United Kingdom
    Mentor: Kathryn Wood, United Kingdom
  • Effect of epigenetic modifications in graft kidneys progressing to chronic allograft dysfunction
    Mentee: Sai Vineela Bontha, United States
    Mentor: Valeria Mas, United States
  • The clinical significance and potential therapeutic role of GPx3 in tumor recurrence after liver transplantation
    Mentee: Xiang Qi, Hong Kong
    Mentor: Nancy Kwan Man, Hong Kong
  • Vascular sequestration of donor-specific antibodies protects allogeneic islets from humoral rejection
    Mentee: Chien-Chia Chen, France
    Mentor: Olivier Thaunat, France
  • Human anti thrombotic genes do not obviate the need for anticoagulation in aiding long term xenograft survival
    Mentee: Joshua Chan, United States
    Mentor: Muhammad Mohiuddin, United States

TTS - CST Award

  • Prospective treatment and novel biomarkers of BK polyomavirus associated nephropathy
    Mentee: Minal Borkar, Canada
    Mentor: Lori J. West, Canada

TTS - DTG Awards

  • Cell-free mitochondrial DNA activates DCs in an age-dependent fashion and compromises the survival of older grafts
    Mentee: Midas Seyda, Germany
    Mentor: Stefan G. Tullius, United States
  • Metabolites associated with bariatric surgery reverse accelerated rejection and augmented alloimmunity in obese allograft recipients
    Mentee: Markus Quante, United States
    Mentor: Stefan G. Tullius, United States

TTS - ISOT Awards

  • Impact of single Centre kidney paired donation transplantation to increase donor pool in India
    Mentee: Vivek Kute, India
    Mentor: Pankaj R. Shah, India
  • Imbalance of T helper 17 cells and T regulatory cells is associated with chronic active antibody mediated rejection in renal allograft recipients
    Mentee: Brijesh Yadav, India
    Mentor: Narayan Prasad, India
  • Peripheral NK-cell repertoire distribution in chronic allograft dysfunction after renal transplantation Sailaja
    Mentee: Kesiraju, India
    Mentor: Sahariah Sarbeshwar, India
  • Ultra-high resolution non-contrast imaging for chronic rejection monitoring and procedural planning in reconstructive transplantation
    Mentee: Shailesh Raval, India
    Mentor: Vijay Gorantla, India
  • Development of de-novo donor specific antibody (DSA) and vitamin D status after renal transplantation
    Mentee: Sonia Mehotra, India
    Mentor: RajKumar Sharma, India

TTS - JST Awards

  • Clinical and immunological significance of controlling portal vein pressure in living donor liver transplantation
    Mentee: Kazuhiro Taguchi , Japan
    Mentor: Takashi Onoe, Japan
  • Systemic therapy of regulatory dendritic cells derived form induced pluripotent stem cells allows allogeneic cardiac grafts acceptance
    Mentee: Songjie Cai, Japan
    Mentor: Shiro Takahara, Japan
  • Various pathogenic microbes induce CNI- resistance in B-cells responding to blood group antigens through TLR–MyD88 pathway
    Mentee: Hiroshi Sakai, Japan
    Mentor: Yuka Tanaka, Japan

TTS - NTV Award

  • Belatacept fails to inhibit donor-reactive Tfh-B cell interaction, but favors a regulatory transitional B cell profile over tacrolimus
    Mentee: Gretchen de Graav, Netherlands
    Mentor: Carla Baan, Netherlands

TTS - SFT Award

  • Interleukin-34 is a Treg-specific cytokine and mediates transplant tolerance
    Mentee: Séverine Bézie, France
    Mentor: Carole Guillonneau, France

TTS - SMT Awards

  • Pre-transplant AT1Rabs are associated with acute rejection in 2-haplotypes kidney transplant recipients
    Mentee: José Manuel Arreola Guerra, Mexico
    Mentor: Luis Eduardo Morales Buenrostro, Mexico

TTS - TSANZ Awards

  • Dendritic cell phenotype and function modification with targeted porous silicon nanoparticles
    Mentee: Sebastian Olivier Stead, Australia
    Mentor: Patrick Coates, Australia
  • Surface modification of porcine aortic endothelial cells with Corline Heparin Conjugate (CHC) protects against xenogeneic thrombosis and inflammation
    Mentee: Anjan Bongoni, Australia
    Mentor: Peter Cowan, Australia
  • Risky organs: trends in comorbidities among potential and actual Australian organ donors in New South Wales
    Mentee: Imogen Thomson, Australia
    Mentor: Angela C. Webster, Australia
  • Disruption of CD8-coreceptor binding abrogates tolerance induction via liver- directed expression of donor MHC class I
    Mentee: Moumita Paul-Heng, Australia
    Mentor: Alexandra Sharland, Australia








2015

TTS Awards

  • Rapamycin and retinoic acid downregulate the methylation of FoxP3 after restimulation in human Treg derived from naïve T cells
    Mentee: Enzo Candia, Chile
    Mentor: Juan Alberto Fierro Correa, Chile
  • TLR4/CXCL10/CXCR3 signaling mobilized regulatory T cells promote liver tumor recurrence after transplantation
    Mentee: Chang-Xian Li, China
    Mentor: Nancy Kwan Man, China
  • Endogenous graft-specific T cell populations exhibit distinct TCR Avidity profiles during acute rejection and tolerance
    Mentee: Michelle Miller, United States
    Mentor: Maria-Luisa Alegre, United States
  • The effects of valsartan on klotho expression and oxidative stress in preventing of calcinurine inhibitor nephropathy
    Mentee: Sina Raeisi, Iran
    Mentor: Hassan Argania, Iran
  • Prolonged Survival of Porcine Skin on Baboons following Administration of Porcine Cells Expressing Human CD47
    Mentee: Aseda Tena, United States
    Mentor: David Sachs, Unites States
  • Delayed CTLA-4Ig treatment of established acute allograft rejection successfully abrogates ongoing B cell responses
    Mentee: James Young, United States
    Mentor: Anita Chong, United States

TTS - CST Awards

  • Potent Suppression of allogeneic and xenogeneic immunity by cryopreserved regulatory T cells (Tregs) isolated and expanded from human thymus
    Mentee: Esme Dijke, Canada
    Mentor: Lori West, Canada
  • Tailoring Homing Capacity of Thymic regulatory T Cells by Expansion in Cytokline-enriched culture conditions
    Mentee: Romy Hoeppli, Canada
    Mentor: Megan Levings, Canada

TTS - DTG Awards

  • Ciclosporine A, but not rapamycin, downregulates T-bet in CD8 T cells leading to a diminished anti-tumor activity against B16 melanoma in mice
    Mentee: Philip Renner, Germany
    Mentor: Edward Geissler, Germany

TTS - ESOT Awards

  • Ex vivo generation of alloantigen-specific T regulatory cells using selective T-cell co-stimulation blockade
    Mentee: Masaaki Watanabe, Sweden
    Mentor: Bo-Goran Ericzon, Sweden

TTS - JST Awards

  • Bacterial pathogens provoke B cells responding to blood group A-antigens to be resistant to calcineurin inhibitors through TLR - MyD88 pathway
    Mentee: Hiroshi Sakai, Japan
    Mentor: Yuka Tanaka, Japan
  • Propagated NK cells from human pluripotent stem cells exert vigorous cytotoxicity against HCC and inhibit HCV replication
    Mentee: Selichi Shimizu, Japan
    Mentor: Yuka Tanaka, Japan

TTS - TSANZ Awards

  • P2X7 blockade reduces interferon gamma in a humanised mouse model of graft-versus-host disease
    Mentee: Nicholas Geraghty, Australia
    Mentor: Debbie Watson, Australia
  • Autophagy-dependent TIGIT positive Helios positive regulatory T cells are critical for controlling GVHD after allogeneic stem cell transplantation
    Mentee: Laetitia Le Texier, Australia
    Mentor: Kelli P. MacDonald, Australia
  • Characterisation of the immunomodulatory action of a unique anti-CXCR3 monoclonal antibody exploiting a conserved human and murine epitope for transplantation
    Mentee: Suzanna Pilgrim, Australia
    Mentor: Shane Grey, Australia
  • Microarray gene profile study of immunosuppressive interleukin-17A preactivated human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
    Mentee: Kisha N. Sivanathan, Australia
    Mentor: Patrick T. Coates, Australia
  • Genetic polymorphisms in donor tissue determinetransplant outcomes
    Mentee: Nathan Zammit, Australia
    Mentor: Shane Grey, Australia






2014

2014 INTERNATIONAL TRANSPLANTATION SCIENCE MENTEE–MENTOR AWARDS

TTS Awards

  • Mentee: Charles Colin Brinkman, United States
    Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Bromberg, Unites States
  • Mentee: Estafania Nova Lamperti, United Kingdom
    Mentor: Dr. Maria Hernandez-Fuentes, United Kingdom
  • Mentee: Yuk Man (Kevin) Lei, United States
    Mentor: Dr. Maria-Luisa Alegre, Unites States
  • Mentee: Niloufar Safinia, United Kingdom
    Mentor: Prof. Giovanna Lombbardi, United Kingdom

TTS - CST Awards

  • Mentee: Shanil Keshwani, Canada
    Mentor: Dr. Atul Humar, Canada
  • Mentee: Minh-Tri Nguyen, Canada
    Mentor: Dr. Steven Paraskevas, Canada

TTS - DTG Awards

  • Mentee: Markus Quante, United States
    Mentor: Prof. Stefan Tullius, United States
  • Mentee: Paloma Riquelme, Germany
    Mentor: Dr. James Alexander Hutchinson, Germany

TTS - ESOT Awards

  • Mentee: Fadi Issa, United Kingdom
    Mentor: Prof. Kathryn Wood

TTS - ILTS Awards

  • Mentee: Sergio Duarte, United States
    Mentor: Prof. Ana J. Coito, United States
  • Mentee: Lung-Yi Lee, United States
    Mentor: Prof. Jon Odorico, United States
  • Mentee: Chang-Xian Li, China
    Mentor: Prof. Nancy Kwan Man, China
  • Mentee: Shinichiro Yokota, United States
    Mentor: Dr. Angus W. Thomson, United States

TTS - ISHLT Awards

  • Mentee: Carolina Moore, United States
    Mentor: Dr. Joren Madsen, United States

TTS - JST Awards

  • Mentee: Toshihiro Hirai, Japan
    Mentor: Prof. Kazunari Tanabe, Japan
  • Mentee: Taigo Kato, Japan
    Mentor: Dr. Masayoshi Okumi, Japan

TTS - SFT Awards

  • Mentee: Sylvain Le Pape, France
    Mentor: Dr. Raphael Thullier, France
  • Mentee: Elodie Picarda, France
    Mentor: Dr. Carole Guilonneau, France

TTS - TSANZ Awards

  • Mentee: Kylie Alexander, Australia
    Mentor: Dr. Kelli MacDonald, Australia
  • Mentee: Kisha Sivanathan, Australia
    Mentor: Prof. Patrick Coates, Australia




2013

The Transplantation Society (TTS), along with the collaboration of National Societies acknowledge the contributions of basic science to the field of Transplantation. The International Basic Science Mentee-Mentor awards recognized 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 International Basic Science Mentee-Mentor award recipients for the BSM 2013 are listed below.

TTS Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Abdelrarik, Heba, Egypt Joosten, Irma Human Platelet Lysate increases MSC proliferation on the expense of its Haematopoietic progenitor cell support
Candia, Enzo, Chile Fierro, Alberto Differential modulation of homing receptors in polyclonal human Treg generated ex vivo
Hock, Karin, Austria Wekerle, Thomas Donor CD4 T cells trigger costimulation blockade-resistant donor bone marrow rejection through bystander activation requiring interleukin 6
Oberhuber, Rupert, Austria Tullius, Stefan Intracardiac CD11c+ dendritic cells trigger the more potent IL-17 mediated immune response after transplanting older cardiac allografts
Yang, Cheng, China Yang, Bin Serum Stabilized Naked Caspase-3 siRNA Protects Auto-transplant Kidneys in a Porcine Model
Zaitsu, Masaaki, United Kingdom Wood, Kathryn Prolongation of human skin allograft survival with FR104, an antagonistic antiCD28 monovalent Fab antibody

TTS - CST Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Borkar, Minal, Canada Tibbles, Lee Anne BK polyoma virus epigenetically regulates transcription of epithelial markers in proximal tubular cells: Model for fibrosis in BK infected transplant recipients
White, Christopher, Canada Freed, Darren H. A donor whole blood-based perfusate provides superior preservation of myocardial function during ex vivo heart perfusion

TTS - DTG Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Sabet-Baktach, Manije, Germany Geissler, Edward K. Th2 Responses mediate Allograft Rejection in RORgammat and T-bet DoubleDeficiency in Mice

TTS - ILTS Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Li, Chang Xian, China Man, Kwan The knockout of telomere-independent Rap1 attenuates liver graft injury by suppressing macrophage activation
Takaoka, Yuki, Taiwan Nakano, Toshiaki Autoimmunity vs. alloimmunity: its involvement in liver transplant tolerogenicity
Yoshida, Osamu, United States Thomson, Angus CD39 expression by hepatic myeloid dendritic cells attenuates their proinflammatory activity and liver transplant ischemia-reperfusion injury

TTS - ISHLT Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Dijke, Esme, Canada West, Lori J. CD25+FOXP3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) isolated and expanded from pediatric thymus maintain stable phenotype and function under inflammatory conditions
Guihaire, Julien, Germany Schrepfer, Sonja Over-expression of S100A4 protein is T cells-mediated in a humanized model of chronic Obliterative Airway Disease
Pilat, Nina, Austria Wekerle, Thomas Mechanisms of Treg therapy in a murine mixed chimerism model

TTS - SFT Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Durand, Justine, France Chiffoleau, Elise Characterization of regulatory B cells in an allograft rodent model, able to transfer tolerance
Yap, Michelle, France Degauque, Nicolas An increase of highly differentiated TEMRA CD8 T cells with potent effector function in kidney transplant recipients with stable graft function revealed patients with at-risk of long-term graft function

TTS - JST Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Abe, Tomoyuki, Japan Tanaka, Yuka The CD47-SIRP-α signaling blockade accelerates macrophage phagocytic activity against hepatocellular carcinoma even under immunosuppressive conditions
Cai, Songjie, Japan Takahara, Shiro Silencing CD40 gene to induce transplantation tolerance using a novel siRNA delivery system
Koshizuka, Yasuyuki, Japan Yamashita, Kenichiro Roles of CD40-CD40L costimulatory pathway in pancreatic islet transplantation

TTS - TSANZ Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Fang, Doreen, Australia Dwyer, Karen Follistatin reduces serum activin and attenuates renal ischemia reperfusion injury in mice
Habib, Miriam, Australia Sharland, Alexandra Ischaemia-reperfusion injury propagates tumour growth in a mouse model of hepatocellular carcinoma
2012

The Basic Science Mentee-Mentor award recognizes the efforts of established basic scientists, who have advanced our understanding of transplantation biology and the treatment of transplant recipients, as well as the mentorship of new young investigators who will advance transplantation in the future. We are pleased to announce the partnership between The Transplantation Society (TTS) and 7 National and International Transplantation Societies to support 27 Mentee-Mentor Award recipients for the 24th International Congress of The Transplantation Society. Congratulations to the 2012 Award Recipients!

TTS Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Liu, Longshan, China Wang, Changxi Donor-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Facilitate Minimization of Calcineurin Inhibitors in Kidney Transplant Patients and the Immune Profile Monitoring: A Clinical Pilot Study
Ortiz, Yaneth, Colombia Garcia, Luis Memory Phenotype and Polyfunctional T Cells in Kidney Transplant Patients
Qi, Xiang, China Man, Kwan Acute Phase Graft Injury Promotes Tumor Invasiveness through Down-Regulation of Glutathione Peroxidase 3 (GPx3) after Liver Transplantation
Skvorak, Kristen, United States Strom, Stephen Hepatocyte Transplantation Improves Blood and Brain Phenylalanine and Neurotransmitter Imbalances in a Mouse Model of Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Yang, Cheng, China Yang, Bin Naked Caspase-3 Small Interfering RNA (SiRNA) Was Effective in Cold Preservation of Isolated Porcine Kidneys, but Did not Protect Preserved Kidneys after Auto-Transplantation

TTS - British Transplantation Society Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Ali, Jason, United Kingdom Pettigrew, Gavin Assessment of Longevity of the Direct and Indirect CD4 T Cell Allorecognition Response
Cole, Jennifer, United Kingdom Pettigrew, Gavin Memory CD4+ T Cells that Recognise Additional Mismatched Alloantigen Provide CD40-independent Help for Effector Anti-MHC Class I Alloantibody Responses
Issa, Fadi, United Kingdom Wood, Kathryn Homing of Therapeutic Human Regulatory T Cells to the Allograft Site Enhances Transplant Survival
Nova Lamperti, Estefania, United Kingdom Hernandez-Fuentes, Maria Higher IL10 Production by Transitional B Cells in Tolerant Kidney Transplant Recipients

TTS - Canadian Society of Transplantation Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Jeyakanthan, Mylvaganam, Canada West, Lori T-Cell Dependency of T-Independent (TI) Antigens: Antibody Response to Blood Group A-Antigen Requires CD4 T-Cells and CD40/CD40L Interaction
Nguyen, Minh-Tri, Canada Tchervenkov, Jean Pre-Operative Regulatory T Cell Suppressive Function Correlates with Short-Term Graft Outcome after Kidney Transplantation
Srivastava, Vikas, Canada Tibbles, Lee Anne BK Polyoma Virus Induces Aberrant Methylation of Host Genome to Promote Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition and Fibrosis

TTS - Deutsche Transplantationsgesellschaft Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Heim, Christian, Germany Ensminger, Stephan PHD (Prolyl-Hydroxylase)-Inhibitor Activating Hypoxia-Inducible Transcription Factors (HIFs) Reduces Levels of Transplant Arteriosclerosis in a Murine Aortic Allograft Model
Hua, Xiaoqin, Germany Schrepfer, Sonja Immunobiology of SCNT Derived Embryonic Stem Cells: Pivotal Role of mtDNA in Rejection of Transplanted Stem Cells
Raschzok, Nathanael, Germany Sauer, Igor M. Silica-Based Micron-Sized Iron Oxide Particles for Detection and Loco-Regional Stimulation of Transplanted Liver Cells
Riquelme, Paloma, Germany Hutchinson, James Prolongation of Allograft Survival by Regulatory Macrophages in Mice Is iNOS-Dependent
von Websky, Martin, Germany Schaefer, Nico Reduced Expression of Mucosal Antimicrobial Peptides in the Small Intestine During Acute Rejection after Orthotopic Small Bowel Transplantation

TTS - European Society for Organ Transplantation Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Petrelli, Alessandra, Italy Battaglia, Manuela Efficient Generation of Donor-Specific Tr1 CELLS from Patients on Hemodialysis

TTS - The Japan Society for Transplantation Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Hotta, Ryuichi, Japan Tanaka, Yuka NK Cells Differentiated from Hematopoietic Stem Cells Exert Anti-HCC and Anti-HCV Activities Similar to Those of Peripheral Blood-Propagated NK Cells
Iwami, Daiki, Japan Shirasugi, Nozomu CD8+ Dendritic Cells with Regulatory Function Generated by Intratracheal Delivery of Alloantigen Induces Prolonged Cardiac Allograft Survival
Tasaki, Masayuki, United States Yamada, Kazuhiko Prevention of Early Development of Proteinuria by Rituximab in a Pig to Baboon Thymokidney Model Likely Associated with Modulating Podocyte Function in An SMPDL-3b-Dependent Manner

TTS - Société Francophone de Transplantation Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Baulier, Edouard, France Favreau, Frederic Metabonomic Analysis of Perfusion Solution with NMR: A Potential Tool to Predict Graft Outcome in Deceased after Cardiac Arrest Donor Conditions

TTS - The Transplantation Society of Australian and New Zealand Awards

Mentee Mentor Abstract Title
Cunningham, Eithne, Australia Bishop, G. Alex Overcoming Naïve and Memory Immune Responses in a Mouse Skin Transplant Model Using High-Level Expression of Donor MHC Antigen in Recipient Livers
Hope, Christopher M., Australia Carroll, Robert Regulatory T Cells and the Development of Cancer Post Renal Transplantation
Hu, Min, Australia O’Connell, Philip A Key Role for Tregs in Renal Allograft Survival: Specific Deletion of Tregs in DEREG Mice Breaks Tolerance in Renal Transplants in the Murine DBA/2 to C57BL/6 Model
Villanueva, Jeanette, Australia Grey, Shane TRAF2 Governs the T Cell Alloimmune Response
Zammit, Nathan, Australia Grey, Shane Improved Survival Characteristics of An Inflammatory Suppressed Allograft
2011

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
2010
MENTEEABSTRACT TITLEMENTOR
Arthur Andakyan, United States CD4CD25 Positive Mast Cells in Long-Term Surviving Grafts Followed by T-Regulatory Therapy: MC-regs? Natalya Semiletova
Sonal Asthana, Canada The Impact of Sirolimus Based Immunosuppression on Response to Anti-HCV Therapy After Liver Transplantation Norman Kneteman
Agata Bartczak, Canada FGL2 expression induces graft survival in the absence of immunosuppression. Gary Levy
Lars Burdorf, United States Pilot evaluation of anti-GP1b effects on platelet sequestration in an ex vivo xenogeneic pig liver perfusion model Richard N. Pierson III
Hong Shiue Chou, United States In Vivo Evidence: the Role of Complement Component 3 (C3) in Induction of Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSC) Shiguang Qian
Pietro Cippà, Switzerland Bcl-2 inhibition: a new concept to prevent solid allograft rejection Thomas Fehr
Marcella Franquesa, Spain Cell therapy using MSCs and BMDCs in rat kidney transplantation Immaculada Herrero-Fresneda
Wei Geng, China The potential role of early-phase graft injury in induction of late-phase chemoresistance after liver transplantation Chung-Mau Lo
Ines Goncalves Harper, United Kingdom A Novel Mechanism for Alloantibody Production. Gavin Pettigrew
Aleishia Harris, United States Modulation of Cellular MicroRNA by Latent Membrane Protein 1 of Epstein Barr Virus in B Cell Lymphomas Type: Oral Sessions Topic: 06. Complications / e. Malignancy Authors Olivia  Martinez
Min Hu, Australia Allograft Tolerance in Mice with MGMT Chimeric Bone Marrow Engraftment Stephen  Alexander
Yanfei Huang, United States Kidney-derived mesenchymal stem cells modulate dendritic and T cell function to inhibit alloimmune responses and prolong allograft survival Karl Womer
Fadi Issa, United Kingdom Regulatory T cell therapy prolongs human skin allograft survival in humanised mouse model Kathryn Wood
Mylvaganam Jeyakanthan, Canada  Is blood group antigen expression on vascular endothelium required for B cell tolerance induction following ABO-incompatible transplant during immunological immaturity? Lori West
Gillian Kinnear , United Kingdom Blockade of OX40 costimulation reduces the alloreactive effector T cell pool and prevents CD8+ T cell mediated skin allograft rejection. Nicholas Jones
Zhu Lan, Canada Suppression of Antidonor Antibody Response by Soluble CD83 Prevents Chronic Renal Allograft Rejection Hao Wang
Anlun Ma, Canada Contribution of regulatory T cells combined with low-dose Sirolimus, but not Tacrolimus, to delay acute rejection of renal allografts in cynomolgus monkeys Huifang Chen
Carolina  Moore, Chile Allogeneic Treg generated in vitro with retinoic acid and TGF-β control cytokine production and allograft rejection. Mario  Rosemblatt
Gerhard Mundinger, United States Chronic rejection in a non-human primate model of facial composite tissue allotransplantation: clinical, pathological, and immunohistochemical characterization Rolf Barth
Graeme O'Boyle, United Kingdom A strategy to inhibit effector T cell infiltration of allograft tissues by stimulation of the chemokine receptor CXCR3 John Kirby
Nina Pilat, Austria Administration of polyclonal recipient Tregs leads to mixed chimerism, skin and heart graft tolerance without irradiation Thomas  Wekerle
Siddharth Rajakumar, Australia CD73 deficiency and inhibition protect in kidney ischaemia reperfusion injury (IRI) Karen Dwyer
Tim Searcy, Australia Synergistic Immunomodulation by Immunosuppressive agentsand Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells on T-cell proliferation andDendritic cell maturation Ravi Krishnan
Helena Smith-Hurst, Australia A pathway for Human Islet Protease-Activated Receptors (PARs) in Tissue Factor mediated Immediate Blood Inflammatory Reaction. Philip O'Connell
Özlem Tapirdamaz, Netherlands Detailed kinetics of T-cells with direct allospecificity after liver transplantation: a novel assay Jaap Kwekkeboom
Angela Tjon, Netherlands In vivo immunosuppressive effects of intravenous immunoglobulin on innate and adaptive immune cells involved in allograft rejection Jaap Kwekkeboom
Liang Wei, United States Acute Rejection of Cardiac Allografts results in a Unique Signature of MicroRNAs Sheri Krams

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