NRS SAB Best Paper Award
The call for applications for the NRS-SAB Best Paper Award 2023 is open! The "NRS-SAB Best Paper Award," is presented annually to a young researcher who has conducted their research at a Research Institute or (Academic) hospital in the Netherlands, or a Dutch researcher who has conducted their research abroad. Young Researcher is defined as: under 40 years old on December 31, 2022. The 2023 competition pertains to publications from 2022. Manuscripts must have a publication date in 2022. Online pre-publications with a publication date in 2023 are not eligible.
Congratulations Xinhui Wu for winning the NRS SAB Best Paper Award for her paper titled: A transcriptomics-guided drug target discovery strategy identifies receptor ligands for lung regeneration. published March 23, 2022 in Science Advances. "In this paper, we provided new insights of the molecular mechanisms on COPD with the assistance of multiple omics analysis. Specifically, by generating transcriptomics signatures of lung epithelial progenitors derived from mice exposed to cigarette smoke (CS), we uncovered dynamic molecular signalling pathways such as the circadian clock rhythm signalling pathway which was poorly studied in the field of lung repair. This expands the current knowledge of understanding COPD as well as provides a foundation on novel drug development. In addition, we examined our potential drug targets using multiple COPD models including a CS-induced 3D lung organoid assay, which not only allows us to examine the regenerative capabilities of our drug targets in lung stem/progenitor cells but also to understand the interactions between the stem niche cells in different conditions."
Application deadline: October 15, 2023
Title: Steroid-resistant human inflammatory ILC2s are marked by CD45RO and elevated in type 2 respiratory diseases. van der Ploeg EK, Golebski K, van Nimwegen M, Fergusson JR, Heesters BA, Martinez-Gonzalez I, Kradolfer CMA, van Tol S, Scicluna BP, de Bruijn MJW, de Boer GM, Tramper-Stranders GA, Braunstahl GJ, van IJcken WFJ, Nagtegaal AP, van Drunen CM, Fokkens WJ, Huylebroeck D, Spits H, Hendriks RW, Stadhouders R, Bal SM. Sci Immunol. 2021 Jan 29;6(55):eabd3489.