Announcement of the Franco Regli Prize's winners
Out of the 12 received applications for the Franco Regli Prize 2018/2019, 11 have met all the required criteria and have been evaluated. The scientific Committee has been impressed by the outstanding standards of the submitted works. Given their exceptional quality the jury has decided to award 3 works. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place on 7 January 2021 at the Universitätsspital Zurich.
1st Prize is awarded to Daniela Latorre and Ulf Kallweit, for the work:
Daniela Latorre, Ulf Kallweit, Eric Armentani, Mathilde Foglierini, Federico Mele, Antonino Cassotta, Sandra Jovic, David Jarrossay, Johannes Mathis, Francesco Zellini, Burkhard Becher, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Ramin Khatami, Mauro Manconi, Mehdi Tafti, Claudio l. Bassetti & Federica Sallusto. T cells in patients with narcolepsy target self-antigens of hypocretin neurons. Nature, October 2018; 562(7725):63-68.
2nd Prize is awarded ex æquo to Giovanni Di Liberto, for the work:
Giovanni Di Liberto, Stanislav Pantelyushin, Mario Kreutzfeldt, Nicolas Page, Stefano Musardo, Roland Coras, Karin Steinbach, Ilena Vincenti, Bogna Klimek, Thomas Lingner, Gabriela Salinas, Nathalie Lin-Marq,Ori Staszewski, Marta Joana Costa Jorda ̃o, Ingrid Wagner, Kristof Egervari, Matthias Mack, Camilla Bellone, Ingmar Blümcke, Marco Prinz, Daniel D. Pinschewer & Doron Merkler. Neurons under T Cell Attack Coordinate Phagocyte-Mediated Synaptic Stripping. Cell, 175, 4 October 2018, 1–14.
2nd Prize is awarded ex æquo to Magdalini Polymenidou, for the work:
Florent Laferrière, Zuzanna Maniecka, Manuela Pérez-Berlanga, Marian Hruska-Plochan, Larissa Gilhespy, Eva-Maria Hock, Ulrich Wagner, Tariq Afroz, Paul J. Boersema, Gery Barmettler, Sandrine C. Foti, Yasmine T. Asi, Adrian M. Isaacs, Ashraf Al-Amoudi, Amanda Lewis, Henning Stahlberg, John Ravits, Francesca De Giorgi, François Ichas, Erwan Bezard, Paola Picotti, Tammaryn Lashley and Magdalini Polymenidou. TDP-43 extracted from frontotemporal lobar degeneration subject brains displays distinct aggregate assemblies and neurotoxic effects reflecting disease progression rates. Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 22, January 2019, 65–77.