GCB Annual Report 2023




GCB Symposium 2023: People's Choice awards

Congratulations again to all the winners of the People’s Choice Awards for Best Talk and Best Flash Talk at the #GCB annual symposium held last week. From Biological Systems: Talk - Simona Vincenti, Flash Talk - Mariafrancesca Petrucci & Jasmin Galli. From Biomedical Engineering: Talk - Lars Doorenbos, Flash Talk - Chiara Rodella. From Biomedical Sciences: Talk - Oleksiy-Zakhar Khoma & Simone Bellini, Flash Talk - Filipe Maximiano Sousa. From Cell Biology: Talk - Ines de Paula Costa Monteiro, Flash Talk - Romano Josi, Juening Kang, Jun Xu, and Francesco Bonollo. From Molecular Biology & Biochemistry: Talk - Taina Kaiponen, Flash Talk - Bianca Manuela Berger and Philipp Müller. More than one winner reflects a tie in the votes! If you weren't there to pick up your small gift, drop by the GCB office to pick one up.


Young Investigator Project Funding Awarded - 71,000 CHF

Dr. med. Ruth Steinberg was awarded CHF 71,000 for virus analysis, for her young investigator project. "How do SARS-CoV-2 pandemic measurs influence prevalence and patter of respiratory viruses in infants and children with cystic fibrosis?"

GPP (Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Pneumologie) poster prize

Dr. med. Ruth Steinberg was awarded the poster prize at the 2023 annual GPP meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.
"Effects of elexacaffor/tezacaltor/ivacaftor on glucose metabolism in teenagers with cystic fibrosis - where do we stand after one year of therapy?"

Blood Research Program Research Day of November 14, 2022.

Sara Çaku, PhD candidate, was awarded to the best presentation prize at this year's Blood Research Program Research Day. The title of Sara Çaku's presentation was titled: "Characterization of the role of Gas6 at the interface between coagulation and inflammation as a basis for a novel therapeutic approach for sepsis".

The various projects of the program were briefly presented in a total of 36 lectures. Prof. Mario Tschan (Pathology) also presented an ongoing project.

Two key note speakers were invited to present "Technology Insights":

Dr. Nicolas Leupin (Molecular partners).
" DARPIN technology and its applications "

Prof. Bart Deplancke (EPFL)
" Advances in single cell omics and computational approaches to address cell heterogeneity and cell fate changes "

SSPP Annual Assembly SSPP 2022 Luzern

Best free Oral communication (NR):
Sinonasal features in patients with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia - an EPIC-PCD study,

by Yin Ting Lam.

We congratulate Yin Ting!



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