2016 INTERNATIONAL TRANSPLANTATION SCIENCE MENTEE / MENTOR AWARDS

The Transplantation Society (TTS) along with the collaboration of their affiliated societies celebrates the contributions of basic science to the field of transplantation with the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards by recognizing the efforts of basic scientists who have advanced our understanding of transplant science/immunobiology and/or treatment of transplant recipients, and the young investigators who will be the future leaders in transplantation.

The Awards will be given on August 21, 2016 during the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Networking Event to be held from 18:30 to 19:30 in the Convention Foyer-Level 1 (attendance by invitation only).

TTS-CST AWARDS

This award was made possible with the contribution of the Canadian Transplant Society

Minal Borkar, Canada – Mentee / Lori J. West – Mentor
550.1   Prospective treatment and novel biomarkers of BK polyomavirus associated nephropathy.

TTS-DTG AWARDS

These awards were made possible with the contribution of the Deutsche Transplantationsgesellschaft (DTG)

Midas Seyda, Germany – Mentee / Stefan G. Tullius – Mentor
Cell-free mitochondrial DNA activates DCs in an age-dependent fashion and compromises the survival of older grafts.