Awards at the Winter School

The HENNER GRAEFF FOUNDATION - YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

The HENNER GRAEFF FOUNDATION is the sponsor of a new award at the Winterschool 2020, the 'Young Investigator Award'.

6 young investigators were awarded in recognition of their innovative approaches to their specific topics with a total prize money of 1000.- EUR.

These 6 Awardees 2020 are:

Alaa ALHAYEK
Saarland University & Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland
Succinimides as novel pathoblocker agents targeting extracellular bacterial metalloproteases LasB and ColH

Fred ARMBRUST
University of Kiel
APP processing in mouse brains shifts towards β-cleavage upon meprin β overexpression in astrocytes

Cynthia COLMORGEN
University of Kiel
Cleavage of galectin-3 by meprin α and meprin β in intestinal mucosa

Anna HOFMANN
University of Kiel
Capturing dynamic protein-protein interactions of intermembrane protease SPPL3

Giulia MAGNO
Technical University of Munich
Evaluation of the tumor biological role of KLK4 in triple-negative breast cancer

Kriti PATHAK
University of Kiel
Biochemical characterization of soluble ADAM10 and ADAM17

Best Chairing & Best Speaker - AWARD

Year Best Chairing Best Speaker
2020 Ulrich AUF DEM KELLER
ETH Zurich
Christopher  OVERALL
University of British Columbia  
Alaa ALHAYEK
Saarland University & Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research
Succinimide as novel pathoblocker agents targeting extracellular bacterial metalloproteases LasB and ColH
2019 Christoph BECKER-PAULY
University of Kiel
Stefan ROSE-JOHN
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Stefania WUNDERLI
ETH Zurich
Proteolytic tendon degeneration after physical unloading heavily depends on the patho-physiological niche
2018 Lukas MACH
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Rielana WICHERT
University of Kiel
Mucus detachment in the small intestine requires shedding of host metalloprotease meprin β, which is abrogated by pathogenic protease RgpB

2017

Guy SALVESEN
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute,
LA Jolla

Jessica GÖTZFRIED
Helmholtz Institute Munich
Storage and transportation of donor lungs is extended by α1-antitrypsin as an additive to Perfadex

2016

Ulrich AUF DEM KELLER
ETH Zurich

Jennifer VANDOOREN
KU Leuven, Rega Institute for Medical Research
Novel insights in matrix metalloproteinase-9 trimerization and its functional implications

2015

Ulrich AUF DEM KELLER
ETH Zurich

Pernille SØGAARD
University of Oxford
DDR1 plays a role in spatial regulation of MT1-MMP activity during epithelial tubulogenesis

2014

Jim HUNTINGTON
University of Cambridge

Elfriede DALL
University of Salzburg
Structural and mechanistic basis of legumain inhibition by cystatins

2013

Walter STÖCKER
University of Mainz

Claudia BRODER
University of Kiel
It’s Make or Break: The Metalloproteases Meprin α and Meprin β are C- and N-Procollagenases associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome VII

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