The Young Investigator Award 2012

The Young Investigator Awards are given to recipients who have submitted abstracts to the International Congress of The Transplantation Society and received the highest scores from an international panel of reviewers. The award has been made possible by the generous support of Astellas Pharma Inc.


Esmé Dijke, Canada

Expansion of Highly Suppressive FOXP3+ Regulatory T Cells from Pediatric Thymic Tissue

DR Vivek Kute

Vivek Kute, India

Novel Strategy for Tolerance Induction in Living Donor Renal Transplantation


Gisele Meinerz, Brazil

Increasing Incidence of Tuberculosis after Renal Transplantation in a Brazilian Center


Miwa Morita, USA

Liver Stromal Cells Contribute to Liver Transplant Tolerance: Involved Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms


Nicolas Poirier, France

Preclinical Evaluation of FR104, An Antagonist Anti-CD28 Monovalent Fab’antibody, in DTH and Kidney Transplant Primates Models

thomas rogerson

Thomas Rogerson, Australia

Tests for Latent Tuberculosis in Potential Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review


Moritz Schmelzle, USA

Increased Plasma Levels of CD133+ Microparticles Bearing Ectonucleotidases Are Noted in Acute Liver Failure in Patients and in Experimental Mouse Models


Tina Schmidt, Germany

Comparative Analysis of Assays for Detection of Cellular Immunity Towards CMV and M. Tuberculosis in Samples from Deceased Donors


Adnan Sharif, United Kingdom

One-Year Biopsy Data of Antibody-Incompatible Kidney Transplantation and Correlation with Medium-to-Long Term Risk of Allograft Loss – a Prospective Analysis


Simo Syrjälä, Finland

Ang1 Reduces Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury–Induced Microvascular Dysfunction and Chronic Rejection in
Rat Cardiac Allografts

Supported through an unrestricted educational grand from: Astellas