ESCMID Research Grants 2012

Giuliana Banche

Public Health and Microbiology, University of Turin,
Turin, Italy

Project: Phagocytes in multiple sclerosis: altered microbicidal functions related to the disease

Agostinho Carvalho

Experimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences, University of Perugia,
Perugia, Italy

Project: Genetic variants of PTX3 and invasive aspergillosis: from risk assessment to mechanistic insights

Cristina Cigana

Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious Diseases, San Raffaele Scientific Institute,
Milano, Italy

Project: Host response to Pseudomonas aeruginosa adaptation during airway chronic infection

Julie Delaloye

Infectious Diseases, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois,
Lausanne, Switzerland

Project: Role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) as a regulator of plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC) function

David Fewer

Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki,
Helsinki, Finland

Project: Novel therapeutic agents active against Staphylococcus aureus

Karen Fitzmaurice

Dept. of Immunology Oxford, University of Oxford,
United Kingdom

Project: An analysis of the correlates of protective immunity in a single source outbreak of HCV infection

Maddalena Giannella

Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Maranon,
Madrid, Spain

Project: Pneumonia in solid organ transplantation (PISOT) study

Stéphanie Matrat

Animal Health Department, Veterinary Faculty, University Complutense of Madrid,
Madrid, Spain

Project: Dissection of the SOS network to identify novel antimicrobial targets

Jacob Moran Gilad

Epidemiology, TASMC, Beit Kama,

Project: Genomic analysis of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter strains associated with fatal hospital-acquired infections

Angela Novais

Microbiology, REQUIMTE, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto,
Porto, Portugal

Project: Validation and optimization of high-throughput methods (MALDI-TOF, FT-IR) to identify and track Escherichia coli clinically relevant clones

Thomas Pembroke

School of Medicine, Cardiff University,
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Project: Mechanisms of natural killer cell activation and evasion by hepatitis C virus

Elda Righi

Infectious Diseases, Insubria University,
Varese, Italy

Project: T-cell polarity and cytokine signatures in HIV-positive recipients of solid organ transplant

Alda Saldan

Dept. of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Padua,
Padova, Italy

Project: Evaluation of the CMV- and BKV-specific cellular immune response (CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells) in hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients

Leif Erik Sander

Dept. of Infectious Diseases and Pulmonary Medicine, Charité University Hospital Berlin,
Berlin, Germany

Project: Identification of cellular receptor(s) for prokaryotic mRNA

Kenneth Segers

Microbiology and Immunology, Rega Institute for Medical research, Catholic University of Leuven,
Leuven, Belgium

Project: Evaluation of the preprotein translocation nanomotor of Staphylococcus aureus as a molecular target for the development of novel antibiotics

Georgia Sfyroera

Institute of Radioisotopes and Radiodiagnostic Products, NCSR Demokritos,
Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece

Project: Design and comprehensive evaluation of human antibodies against complement evasion proteins of Staphylococcus aureus: a novel approach towards targeted antimicrobial therapy

Sara Maria Soto

Barcelona Centre for International Health Research - CRESIB,
Barcelona, Spain

Project: The role of the ibeA gene of Escherichia coli in amniotic membrane translocation. Detection of this gene as a potential screening tool to avoid preterm labor

Aranzazu Valverde de Francisco

Microbiology, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal,
Madrid, Spain

Project: Enterobacteriaceae-producing carbapenemases from human, animal and environmental origins: a multilevel comparative approach

Hilde van der Schaar

Medical Microbiology, Virology Section, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre,
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Project: Identification of critical host factors in enterovirus replication

Ulrich von Both

Paediatrics, Imperial College London,
London, United Kingdom

Project: Childhood TB – a new acquired immune deficiency syndrome

Ronald van Rij

Medical Microbiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre,
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Project: Host-pathogen interactions: a role for microRNAs in Dengue virus infection

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