Natural killer cells, renal transplantations and emergency brakes - the GC-I³ Papers of the Year 2019

For the fourth time the Health Campus Immunology, Infectiology and Inflammation awards the title "GC-I³ Paper of the Year" to three outstanding publications of its members. The steering committee of the GC-I³ chose the best three works out of nine applications, all members of the GC-I³ subsequently voted for the order of those three. All three publications have been prepared with funding by the SFB 854.

The first prize went to Martha Böning. The PhD student is working in the group of Prof. Dunja Bruder (Project A23, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene) since May 2017. Her prize-winning publication „ADAP Promotes Degranulation and Migration of NK Cells Primed During in vivo Listeria monocytogenes Infection in Mice“, was published in „frontiers in Immunology“.

The second prize was awarded to Dr. Florian Scurt (resident/Assistenzarzt at the Clinical department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Diabetology and Endocrinology, Project A01) for his paper „Clinical outcomes after ABO-incompatible renal transplantation: a systematic review and meta-analysis“, which was published in „The Lancet“.

Dr. Mandy Pierau (PostDoc at the Department of Experimental Paediatrics and Neonatalogy, Project B14) was presented with the third prize for her publication „CTLA-4-competent conventional T-cells back up regulatory T-cells to restrain memory T-helper type 2 cell responses“ in „Allergy“.

A detailed summary of all threee publications can be found on the website of the GC-I³.

Unfortunately a public awards ceremony was not possible this year, nevertheless all three winners received a certificate and prize money of 1000, 500 or 250 €, respectively. These were awarded by Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Lohmann, speaker of the GC-I³ on the 17th of November during a short ceremony. Prof. Lohmann revealed that the voting was very close this year, emphasizing the high quality of all three winning publications.