The staff of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute and the Pulmonology Clinical Unit for Pulmonary Vascular Research was extremely successful at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Austrian Society for Pulmonology (ÖGP), which took place from 10 to 12 October 2019 at the Congress Center / Reed Messe in Vienna. Five high-ranking prizes went to Graz.
Awards and Grants
On July 16, 2019, Anna Gungl successfully completed her final comprehensive oral examination.
On May 21, 2019, the "Wilhelm Auerswald Prize" for the best doctoral thesis at an Austrian Medical University was awarded for the 28th time in the Billrothhaus in Vienna.
Ehsan Bonyadirad, PhD, received the sixth prize for his work "Expression, Regulation, and Function of ST2 / IL1RL1 in Growth Plate Chondrocytes."
We are pleased to announce that our colleague Valentina Biasin, PhD, has received a grant for her project "The role of sclerostin in pulmonary arterial hypertension" for the FWF's Hertha Firnberg Grant.
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Slaven Crnkovic, a postdoctoral researcher at LBI for Lung Vascular Research, has been awarded the European Respiratory Society Long-Term Fellowship to support his research stay.
Our colleague Bence Nagy received the Wilhelm Auerswald Prize for the best doctoral thesis at an Austrian Medical University.
Philipp Douschan received the Julius Klob Award 2018
In this publication our group was able to show for the first time, that patients with exercise dyspnoe or risk for pulmonary hypertension and slightly increased pulmonary arterial pressure have worse prognosis as compared to patients with lower pulmonary arterial pressure values. Mean pulmonary arterial pressure values above a threshold of 17 mmHg which were already associated with worse prognosis. This was mainly due to higher age and comorbidities. Nevertheless values above 20 mmHg were associated with a bad prognosis even after correction for these factors.
The Annual Meeting of the Austrian Society of Pneumology, which took place from the 5th till 7th of October 2017 in Innsbruck, was a very successful event for our institute. Three of our employees were honored with scientific prizes for basic and clinical research at the Congress. Additionally three travel awards went to our institute. We congratulate our colleagues!