Berlin: March 19th, 2015.
Awards and Grants
We proudly announce that our colleague Dr. Grazyna Kwapiszewska received a FWF grant. Her project is going to investigate "The Role of transcription factor Fra-2 in pulmonary hypertension".
Copyright: LBI-LVR/ Bergmann
Our colleagues Dr. Rita Papp and Dr. Bakytbek Egemnazarov both won the 2nd poster award in the category preclinical research of the meeting „4. Forschungwerkstatt - Pulmonary Hypertension”. The meeting, organised by Bayer Vital and under the scientific leadership of Prof. Werner Seeger, took place on February 27th and 28th, 2015 in Berlin.
Our colleague Dr. Rita Papp has received the Best Abstract Award awarded at the 2nd LBG Meeting for Health Sciences on the 9th and 10th of December 2014 in Vienna. The abstract of her presentation was entitled "TMEM16A is upregulated and contributes to the depolarization of pulmonary arterial myocytes isolated from IPAH patients" and presented in the section "Cardiovascular Research".
Photo (left > right): Martin Wurm, Dr. Ida Aringer, Vizerektor Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Dimai; Copyright: Medical University Graz
The Austrian Patent Office honored the team of the LBI of Lung Vascular Research for the establishment of a suitable method for a non-invasive and early assessment of pulmonary hypertension. On November 18th, 2014 DI Michael Pienn received the inventum award 2013 in the "Haus der Ingenieure" in Vienna.
Photo: DI Michael Pienn is honored by Dr. Friedrich Rödler, President of the Austrian Patent Office (copyright: Ludwig Schedl)
Photo: (left > right): Wurm, Foris, Pienn, Hoffmann, Olschewski, Kovacs, Bálint. Copyright: Wildbild.
This year, the participation of our colleagues in the Annual Meeting 2014 of the Austrian Society of Pneumology (ASP) was remarkable successful. During the meeting, which took place in Salzburg on October 2 – 4, our researchers gained a total of 7 awards listed here:
A study of the LBI for Lung Vascular Research delivers important new information about the treatment against pulmonary hypertension in severe lung diseases.
Our colleague Dr. Diana Zabini achieved the very competitive Schrödinger Postdoc Scholarship financed by the FWF. Now she is spending two years in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto (photo) in order to continue her research she started in the LBI for Lung Vascular Research. The title of her FWF project is: “The role of SMAD3 in pulmonary hypertension”.