Award Winners 2020

Biomaterials / Translational Regenerative Medicine 1

Interaction of Neuronal Cells with Electrode Materials
Alice Abend, Leipzig University, Peter Debye Institute for Soft Matter Physics

Biomaterials / Translational Regenerative Medicine 2

Protein delivery with oligomer‐cross‐linked albumin nanoparticles
Iram Maqsood, Leipzig University, Institute of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technolog

Biophysics and Bioanalytics

Thermophoretic trap for single amyloid fibril and protein aggregation studies
Tobias Thalheim, Leipzig University, Peter Debye Institute for Soft Matter Physics

Biotechnology / Protein Biochemistry / Pharmaceutical Chemistry

A Universal RNA Regulation System – Synthetic Riboswitches to Control tRNA Processing
Anna Ender, Leipzig University, Institute of Biochemistry

Clinic and Research 1

The influence of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) on endothelial cell function
Lidia Gaal, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Department of Cardiology

Clinic and Research 2

Enhanced Radiation Effects by combined Treatment with Decitabine and Abacavir in a murine Model of human pediatric Medulloblastoma
Marieke Gringmuth, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Department of Radiooncology

Clinical and Molecular Oncology 1

Nrf2 as molecular target in esophageal adenocarcinoma cells in vitro
Philipp Walther, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Department of Visceral, Transplantation, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery 

Clinical and Molecular Oncology 2

Analysis of central versus local deviating HER2 test results in gastric cancer in the multicenter VARIANZ study
Katharina Kolbe, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Leipzig University Cancer Center (UCCL)

Computer-assisted Surgery / Digital Medicine

LIFE Metadata Repository – Mapping-based Integration of Study Data at the LIFE Research Centre
Mathias Rühle, Leipzig University, Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases

Diseases of Civilisation / Obesity

Effects of obesity associated signals on astrocytic metabolism
Christopher Wolff, Leipzig University, Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology

Immunology and Infectiology

Neutrophil role in wound healing and modulation of their activity
Ainur Kakpenova, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology

Molecular Biology / Biomedicine 1

A global analysis of self-cleaving ribozyme activity in Schistosoma mansoni
V. Janett Olzog, Leipzig University, Institute of Biochemistry

Molecular Biology / Biomedicine 2

The role of the RNA Splicing factor HRSP1 in Angiogenesis
Maximilian Möbius-Winkler, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Department of Cardiology

Molecular Neurobiology 1

The flyPAD+ and the Panopticon – new behavioural assays to examine prandial signal action on Neuronal circuits
Deepthi Mahishi, Leipzig University, Institute of Biology, Chair of Genetics

Molecular Neurobiology 2

The Propacetamol metabolite N,N-diethylglycine and its influence on glycinergic neurotransmission as an allosteric modulator of GlyT1 in treating neuropathic pain
Lukas Barsch, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

Psychology and Cognition

BONEs but not CATs attract DOGs: Semantic context effects for picture naming after lesions to the language network.
Danielle Pino, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Department of Neurology
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig

Systemic Neurobiology

Social experience influences learning and memory in crickets
Kim Borstel, Leipzig University, Institute of Biology

Audience Award 1

The role of the RNA Splicing factor HRSP1 in Angiogenesis
Maximilian Möbius-Winkler, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Department of Cardiology

Audience Award 2

Uremia-induced microglial activation promotes IL-1beta dependent neuronal dysfunction independent of the canonical caspase-1-dependent NLRP3-inflammasome
Silke Zimmermann, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry