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Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD named President of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)

The Bioiron community proudly salutes IBIS veteran member and distinguished scientist and clinician Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, Professor of Professor of Medicine – Cardiology and Pharmacology on his election as President of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). We wish him success in his new post as in all his scientific endeavors that, as we know, are intimately related to iron in health and disease.

Ioav Cabantchik. President of the Bioiron Society. Posted April 25, 2019

Podium Awards

Podium Awards

2017

Michela Asperti, PhD
Podium 27
FERROPTOSIS: A NEW POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR AGGRESSIVE TUMORS. A PRELIMINARY STUDY ON HELA, HEPG2 AND RHABDOMYOSARCOMA CELL LINES

Deborah Stefanova
Podium 20
HEPCIDIN MEDIATES HOST DEFENSE AGAINST GRAM-NEGATIVE PATHOGENS BY CONTROLLING NON-TRANSFERRIN-BOUND IRON

Antonella Nai, PhD
Podium 33
TFR2: A NOVEL POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR Β -THALASSEMIA

Veena Sangkhae, PhD
Podium 39
EFFECTS OF MATERNAL IRON STATUS ON PLACENTAL IRON TRANSFER

Anthony Grillo, PhD
Podium 52
RESTORED IRON TRANSPORT BY A SMALL MOLECULE PROMOTES GUT IRON ABSORPTION AND HEMOGLOBINIZATION IN MICE, RATS, AND ZEBRAFISH

2015

Susanna Canali
Podium 51
ACTIVIN B UTILIZES ACTIVIN TYPE II RECEPTORS, BMP TYPE I RECEPTORS, HEMOJUVELIN AND SMAD1/5/8 SELECTIVELY IN HEPATOCYTES TO PROMOTE HEPCIDIN INDUCTION BY INFLAMMATION IN MICE

Milene Costa de Silva
Podium 19
IRON LEVELS DEFINE TWO POPULATIONS OF TUMOR ASSOCIATED MACROPHAGES

Debora Stefanova
Podium 46
THE ROLE OF IRON AND HEPCIDIN IN YERSINIA ENTEROCOLITICA INFECTION

Francesca Vinchi
Podium 42
HEME AND IRON CONTROL OF MACROPHAGE PLASTICITY IS PREVENTED BY THE HEME SCAVENGER HEMOPEXIN AND THE IRON CHELATOR DFO

2013

Brie Fuqua , University of California , Berkeley, CA, USA
Podium 24
SEVERE DEFECTS IN IRON METABOLISM IN MICE WITH DOUBLE KNOCKOUT OF THE MULTICOPPER FERROXIDASES HEPHAESTIN AND CERULOPLASMINBrie Fuqua (Presenter), Deepak Darshan, David Frazer, Sarah Wilkins, Chris Vulpe and Gregory Anderson (University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia)

Claire Mayeur , Massachusetts General Hospital , Boston, MA, USA
Podium 40
IN A MOUSE MODEL OF CHRONIC INFLMATION, LIVER-SPECIFIC DELETION OF ALK3 (A BMP TYPE I RECEPTOR) PREVENTS THE DEVELOENT OF ANEMIA OF INFLMATIONClaire Mayeur, MD (Presenter), Andrea S. Steinbicker, MD (Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany), Starsha A. Kolodziej and Kenneth D. Bloch, MD

Léon Kautz , University of California Los Angeles, Center for Iron Disorders , Los Angeles, CA, USA
Podium 30
THE ERYTHROID FACTOR ERYTHROFERRONE AND ITS ROLE IN IRON HOMEOSTASISLéon Kautz, PhD (Presenter), Elizabeta Nemeth, PhD and Tomas Ganz, PhD, MD

Sandro Altamura , Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit , Heidelberg, Germancy
Podium 7
IN VIVO DISRUPTION OF THE HEPCIDIN-FERROPORTIN REGULATORY CIRCUITRY CAUSES FATAL SYSTEMIC AND EXOCRINE PANCREATIC IRON OVERLOADSandro Altamura (Presenter), Hermann-Josef Groene (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg), Regina Kessler (MMPU), Bruno Galy (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg), Matthias Hentze (MMPU, EMBL) and Martina Muckenthaler (MMPU)

Raffaella Gozzelino , Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência , Oeiras, Portugal
Podium 2
METABOLIC ADAPTATION TO TISSUE IRON OVERLOAD CONFERS TOLERANCE TO MALARIARaffaella Gozzelino, PhD (Presenter), Bruno Bezerril Andrade (2), Rasmus Larsen (3), Nivea F. Luz (4), Liviu Vanoaica (5), Antonio Coutinho (3), Silvia Cardoso (3), Sofia Rebelo (3), Maura Poli (6), Manoel Barral-Netto (7), Deepak Darshan (5), Lukas Kühn (5) and Miguel P. Soares (3)

(2) Immunobiology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

(3) Inflammation Laboratory, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

(4) Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, undação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

(5) Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC), Switzerland

(6) Dipartimento Materno Infantile e Tecnologie Biomediche, University of Brescia, Italy

(7) Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Poster Awards

Poster Awards

2017

Sara Petrillo
Poster 8
HEME ACCUMULATION IN ENDOTHELIAL CELLS IMPAIRS ANGIOGENESIS BY TRIGGERING PARAPTOSIS

Ki Soon Kim
Poster 6
RECOVERY OF HEME OXYGENASE 1-DEFICIENT MICE THROUGH REPOPULATION OF WT MACROPHAGES IN RETICULOENDOTHEILAL SYSTEM

Supak Jenkitkasemwong, PhD
Poster 187
A NOVEL ROLE FOR ZIP8 IN ERYTHROPOIESIS

Lisa Traeger
Poster 207
HOMOMERIC AND HETEROMERIC RECEPTOR COMPLEX FORMATION OF BONE MORPHOGENETIC TYPE I RECEPTORS ALK2 AND ALK3

Ritama Gupta
Poster 25
ELUCIDATING THE ROLE OF IL6 AND REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES (ROS) IN BONE MARROW ERYTHROPOIESIS AND IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANEMIA UNDER INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS

2015

Wei Zhang
Poster 149
THE METAL-ION TRANSPORTER ZIP8 (SLC39A8) AND IRON TRANSPORT ACROSS THE PLACENTA

Ana Rita da Silva
Poster 43
INVESTIGATION OF LINKS BETWEEN HEPCIDIN TRANSCRIPTIONAL CONTROL AND CELLULAR ENERGY STATUS

Joana Neves
Poster 42
DISRUPTION OF THE HEPCIDIN/FERROPORTIN REGULATORY CIRCUITRY CAUSES INCREASED PULMONARY IRON CONTENT AND RESTRICTIVE LUNG DISEASE

Jithu James
Poster 85
INSULIN SIGNALLING IS IMPAIRED IN IRON-LOADED PRIMARY HEPATOCYTES

2013

Nicole Wilkinson , Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and McGill University , Montreal, QC, Canada
Poster 32
DEFECTIVE GLUCOSE METABOLISM IN IRP1-/- MICENicole Wilkinson (Presenter) and Kostas Pantopoulos, PhD (McGill University)

Sonia Mercurio , University of Turin , Turin, Italy
Poster 174
DISTINCT ROLES OF FLVCR1 ISOFORMS IN PRIMITIVE AND DEFINITIVE ERYTHROPOIESISSonia Mercurio (Presenter), Sara Petrillo, PhD Student, Chiabrando Deborah, PhD, Giulio Valperga, Student, Lorenzo Silengo, Prof., Fiorella Altruda, Prof., Massimo Santoro, Assistant Prof. and Emanuela Tolosano, Prof.
Department of Molecuar Biotechnology and Health Sciences and Molecular Biotechnology Center, University of Turin, Turin, Italy

Mariia Lunova , Universitätsklinikum Ulm , Ulm, Germany
Poster 318
HEPCIDIN KNOCKOUT MICE DEVELOP CHRONIC LIVER INJURY AND LIVER FIBROSIS AS A CONSEQUENCE OF LYSOSOMAL IRON OVERLOADMariia Lunova (Presenter), Katrin Muller, PhD student (2), Johannes Haybaeck, Dr (3), Sophie Vaulont, Prof. (4), Caroline Lackner, Prof. (3), Christian Trautwein, Prof. (5) and Pavel Strnad, PD, Dr (5)
(1) Uniklinik Ulm
(2) Department of Internal Medicine I, University Medical Center Ulm, Ulm, Germany
(3) Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Graz
(4) Institut Cochin, INSERM U1016, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
(5) Department of Medicine III, University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany

Carla Casu , Weill Cornell Medical College , New York, NY
Poster 324
SUPPRESSION OF TMPRSS6 USING ANTISENSE TECHNOLOGY AMELIORATES HEREDITARY HEMOCHROMATOSIS AND BETA-THALASSEMIAC. Casu (1) (Presenter), S. Guo (2), S. Gardenghi, S. Booten, A. Watt, S. Freier, Y. Ginzburg, R. Fleming, B.P. Monia and S. Rivella
(1) Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
(2) Isis Pharmaceuticals

Alan Chen , Duke University , Durham, NC
Poster 268
INACTIVATION OF TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR (TFR1) IN THE PANCREAS RESULTS IN PANCREATITIS AND DIABETESAlan Chen (Presenter), Renee M. Ned, PhD (2), Adriana Donovan, PhD (3) and Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD (1)
(1) Duke University
(2) CDC
(3) Children’s Hospital

Gunshin Levy Award

Gunshin Levy Award

AWARDED TO YOUNG RESEARCHERS FOR THEIR DEDICATION, COMMITMENT AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD AREA OF IRON HOMEOSTASIS

To honor the memory of Hiromi Gunshin, and that of Joanne Levy who died at young age after having done a pioneer works on iron homeostasis, the BioIron Board of Directors proposed to establish a Fund to grant two travel awards in the name of Hiromi Gunshin, and Joanne Levy to support young scientists to attend the BioIron meetings.

2017

Deborah Chiabrando, PhD

Samira Lakhal-Littleton, PhD

2015

Francesca Vinchi, PhD

Raffaela Gozzelino, PhD

2013

Karin Finberg, MD, PhD

Laura Silvestri, PhD

2011

Deborah Chiabrando 
A NOVEL MITOCHONDRIAL ISOFORM OF THE HEME EXPORTER FLVCR1 INVOLVED IN HEME BIOSYNTHESIS

Deliang Zhang, PhD 
HEPCIDIN REGULATES FERROPORTIN EXPRESSION AND INTERACELLULAR IRON CONCENTRATION OF ERYTHROBLASTS

Marcel Simon Award

Marcel Simon Award

AWARDED EVERY TWO YEARS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE RESEARCH OF GENETIC HEMOCHROMATOSIS
Marcel Simon

Marcel Simon

Marcel Simon was Head of the Diabetology Unit and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Rennes University, France. Very proud of his Briton roots and endowed with a marked sense of humour, he got interested very early in hemochromatosis, as his MD thesis was entitled “Heredity of Idiopathic Hemochromatosis.” He soon became a pioneer in the genetics of hemochromatosis, in 1975 by showing the close linkage of the disease to the HLA system on chromosome 6, and in 1977 by demonstrating its recessive mode of inheritance. This opened the way to efficient family screenings. His premature death in 1988, aged 53, was a great loss for the Iron Field. It is to pay tribute to his major contributions and attractive personality that the Marcel Simon Prize was created, and is awarded for excellence in the research of genetic hemochromatosis, at the IBIS meeting every two years.

The Marcel Simon Award is funded by “The Margrit Krikker, M.D. Endowment Fund.”

2017

Chaim Herschko, MD

John B. Porter, MA, MD, FRCP DRCPath

2015

Ioav Cabantchik, MD, PhD

2013

Pierre Brissot, MD
(for Lifetime Achievement)

2011

Jerry Kaplan, PhD
(for Lifetime Achievement)

2009

Jodie Babitt, MD
(for research regarding the role of BMP-6 in Iron Homeostasis)

Marie-Paule Roth, MD
(for research regarding the role of BMP-6 in Iron Homeostasis)

2007

Nancy Andrews, MP, PhD
(for animal models of hemochromatosis)

2005

Sophie Vaulont, MD, PhD
(for the discovery of hepcidin)

Tomas Ganz, MD, PhD
(for the discovery of hepcidin)

Oliver Loreal, MD, PhD
(for the discovery of hepcidin)

2003

Clara Camaschella, MD
(for the study of non-HFE hemochromatosis)

2001

Robert E. Fleming, MD
(for the study of HFE biology)

1999

Jose A. Lebron, PhD
(for the characterization of HFE structure and interactions)

1997

John N. Feder, PhD
(for the identification of HFE)

1995

Antonello Pietrangelo, MD
(for the studies on the pathogenesis of hemochromatosis)

1993

Wolfgang Stremmel, MD
(for the studies on protein for intestinal iron-uptake)

1991

Lawrie Powell, MD, PhD
(for the studies on clinical aspects of Hemochromatosis)

June Halliday, PhD
(for the studies on clinical aspects of Hemochromatosis)

1989

Bruce R. Bacon, MD 
(for the studies on Iron toxicity)