Best Publication 2012 Award
Best publication 2012
Based on the number of citations the “Virchows Archiv“, one of the oldest medical magazines in the world, has awarded the publication "Nucleic acids from long-term preserved FFPE tissues are suitable for downstream analyses" the title of best publication of 2012.
Under the auspices of Prof Michaela Aubele a new method is described which, when compared to standard methods, proves to be a highly cost-effective and time saving procedure to isolate nucleic acids of highest quality and purity from formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissue samples for further molecular biological analysis.
With the help of this method the nucleic acids of samples can be analysed, that have been produced in the run of normal clinical operations as far back as the 1970s.
The award goes to the scientists of both the Helmholtz Institutes of Pathology and Radiation Biology which have been cooperating in both disciplines for years.
Ludyga N, Grünwald B, Azimzadeh O, Englert S, Höfler H, Tapio S, Aubele M. Nucleic acids from long-term preserved FFPE tissues are suitable for downstream analyses. Virchows Arch. 2012 Feb;460(2):131-40. doi: 10.1007/s00428-011-1184-9.
Young Investigator Award ERRS
Mr. Venkata Ramesh Yentrapalli has received the Young Investigator Award 2013 of the European Radiation Research Society (ERRS) for his work with the chronic radiation-induced premature senescence in endothelial cells.
1. Yentrapalli R, Azimzadeh O, Barjaktarovic Z, Sarioglu H, Wojcik A, Harms-Ringdahl M, Atkinson MJ, Haghdoost S, Tapio S. Quantitative proteomic analysis reveals induction of premature senescence in human umbilical vein endothelial cells exposed to chronic low-dose rate gamma radiation. Proteomics. 2013 Apr;13(7):1096-107. doi: 10.1002/pmic.201200463.
2. Yentrapalli R, Azimzadeh O, Sriharshan A, Malinowsky K, Merl J, Wojcik A, Harms-Ringdahl M, Atkinson MJ, Becker KF, Haghdoost S, Tapio S. The PI3K/Akt/mTOR Pathway Is Implicated in the Premature Senescence of Primary Human Endothelial Cells Exposed to Chronic Radiation. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 1;8(8):e70024. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070024.
Poster Award for Dr. Anastasov
On 40th European Radiation Research Conference (ERR) from 1st- 5th September, 2013 in Dublin Dr. Nataša Anastasov from Institute of Radiation Biology (ISB) got a poster award for work with cooperation partners (TOXI), Insphero AG, Zürich and Sirion Biotech, Martinsried.
New results using innovative 3D-microtissues for the screening of potential radio-sensitizing small molecules on tumour cells were presented and gained one of 15 poster awards on ERR meeting chosen from more than 200 presentations.
The European Radiation Research Society was founded in 1959 with the aim of promoting radiation research. The scientific conference programme covers all of the major disciplines of radiation science including physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and radiation protection.*Nataša Anastasov, Ines Hoefig, Ina Rothenaigner, Jan Lichtenberg, Christian Thirion, Kamyar Hadian, Jens Kelm and Michael J. Atkinson. 3D-Microtissue based approach to identify chemotherapeutics that modify radiation-therapy response. ERR 2013, Dublin, Ireland.
Prof. Ulrich Hagen-Award 2013
During the annual meeting of the Society for Biological Radiation Research (GBS) held in Darmstadt, Prof. Dr. Friederike Eckardt-Schupp, former group leader at the institute of Radiobiology (ISB), was honored with the Ulrich-Hagen-Award of the GBS.
From 1979 to 2009 Eckardt-Schupp was employed at the Helmholtz Center Munich (HMGU). As head of the working group "DNA repair" and as acting director of the ISB she has for many years studied DNA-repair mechanisms. Even after her retirement in 2009 she still is in close association with Helmholtz Center Munich amongst others as an ombudsperson.
The award is named after Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrich Hagen (1925-2007), a pioneer of the molecular radiation biology. The conferral of this award to scientists for excellent merits in the field of radiation research has come in to practice in the year 2004.
Mr. Venkata Ramesh Yentrapalli has publicly defended his academic dissertation successfully for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy on 14th October, 2013 at Stockholm University, Sweden. The title of his doctoral thesis is “Novel radiation targets in the endothelium and heart muscle”. His thesis provided novel information on the pathways in heart and endothelial cells that are affected over longer periods of time by ionizing radiation.
Opponent: Prof. William F Morgan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA, USA.