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All abstracts with graduate students or postdoctoral fellows as first authors that not received a YTF are subject to scientific evaluation by selected members. The best 3 abstracts will receive the "FEBS-MPST2017 Young Investigator Award" at the end of the course. Each award will be financed with 200€. To be eligible for this award, individuals should also apply with an abstract, a curriculum vitae (one page) and one letter of recommendation. The candidates should include with the application their full address, phone and fax numbers, their e-mail address and an I.D. photo.

The young investigator awards are sponsored by Pharmaceutical firms, lab suppliers, and Publishers.

Deadline for Young Investigator Awards application: February 15th, 2017


YIA Awardees of FEBS-MPST 2017


1) P57: Unraveling silent pathologic al states by decoding their unique extracellular matrix signature in intestinal inflammation

Elee Shimshoni1, Ran Afik1, Anjana Shenoy 2, Miri Adler 3, Luca Puricelli 4, Alessandro Podestà4, Tamar Geiger2, Paolo Milani4, Uri Alon3 and Irit Sagi1

1Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

2 Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Sackler Faculty of Medicine,

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

3Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

4CIMAINA and Department of Physics, Universitΰ degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy


2) P36: Lack of the extracellul ar matrix proteoglycan lumican in mice exacerbates left ventricular dilatation and contractile dysfunction upon pressure overload

Mohammadzadeh N.1,2, Lunde IG.1,2,3, Andenæs K.1,2, Strand M.E.1,2, Aronsen J.M.1,4, Skrbic B.1,2,5, Marstein H.S.1,2, Bandlien C.1,2,5, Nygård S.1,2, Sjaastad I.1,2, Chakravarti S. 6, Christensen G.1,2, Engebretsen K.V.1,2,5, Tønnessen T.1,2,5

1Institute for Experimental Medical Research, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Norway

2 Center for Heart Failure Research, University of Oslo, Norway

3Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

4Bjørknes College, Oslo, Norway

5Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital Ullevεl, Norway

6Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA


3) P61: Towards the generation of an animal model of chondrodysplasia with joint dislocations gPAPP type

R. Costantini1, L. Monti1, C. Paganini1, Stephan Sonntag2, A. Forlino1, A. Rossi1

1Dept. Molecular Medicine, Unit of Biochemistry, University of Pavia, Italy

2PolyGene AG, Rümlang, Switzerland