Merit Abstract Awards

These awards recognize superior abstracts with a certificate and recognition on the ISSCR website and at the annual meeting. Late-Breaking abstracts are not eligible. No application necessary, only trainees with active ISSCR membership are eligible.

Current Winner

  • 2021 Merit Abstract Awards

    CONGRATULATIONS to the ISSCR 2021 Merit Abstract Award Winners:
     
    Alejandro Aguilera Castrejon, Weizmann Institute of Science
    Nouraiz Ahmed,
    ETH Zurich
    Juan Alvarez,
    Harvard University
    Thomas Ambrosi,
    Stanford University
    Madeline Andrews,
    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    Arianna Baggiolini,
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Marie Bannier-Hélaouët,
    Hubrecht Institute
    Swarnabh Bhattacharya,
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
    Sara Bizzotto,
    Boston Children's Hospital
    Olivia Cypris,
    RWTH Aachen University Medical School
    Talya Dayton,
    Hubrecht Institute
    Laina Freyer,
    Institut Pasteur
    Kosuke Funato,
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Blair Gage,
    McEwen Stem Cell Institute
    Laura Garcia Prat,
    University Health Network (UHN)
    Oliver Harschnitz,
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Geraldine Jowett,
    King's College London
    Ava Keyvani Chahi,
    McMaster University
    Inseon Kim,
    ETH Zurich
    Cody Kime,
    RIKEN, BDR
    Azuma Kimura,
    Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University
    Anja Knaupp,
    Monash University
    Milos Kostic,
    Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
    Shong Lau,
    Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    Gabriel Linares,
    University of Southern California (USC)
    Mona Mathews-Ajendra,
    LIFE & BRAIN GmbH
    Pascal Röderer,
    University of Bonn
    Iswarya Radhakrishnan,
    Aravind Medical Research Foundation
    Sanjeev Ranade,
    The Gladstone Institutes
    Galina Schmunk,
    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    Hiraku Tsujimoto,
    Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University
    Adrian Veres,
    Harvard University
    Holly Voges,
    Murdoch Children's Research Institute
    Atilgan Yilmaz,
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Jing Zhao,
    Zhejiang University
     


Past Winners

  • 2020 Merit Abstract Awards

    Deniz Aksel, Harvard University
    Juan Alvarez, Harvard University
    Nur Shabrina Amirruddin, A*STAR
    Chen Atzmon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Sarah Bowling, Boston Children's Hospital
    Vincenzo Calvanese, University of California Los Angeles
    Joana Claudio Ribeiro, University College London
    Katie Cockburn, Yale University
    Samuele Ferrari, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
    Corey Garyn, Columbia University
    Zaniar Ghazizadeh, Yale School of Medicine
    Ge Guo, University of Cambridge
    Takeshi Hatani, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University
    Deirdre Hoban, Lund University
    Debabrata Jana, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
    Adrian Janiszewski, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Geraldine Jowett, King's College London
    Suraj Kannan, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Sathya Kannan, National University of Singapore
    Evgenii Kegeles, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
    Marine Krzisch, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
    Shiri Levy, University of Washington
    Peng Li, Nankai University
    Xiadong Liu, Monash University
    Raffaella Lucciola, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    Stephanie Luff, Washington University in St Louis
    Miyeko Mana, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Paul McKeever, University of Toronto
    Tomohiro Minakawa, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University
    Matteo Maria Naldini, IRCSS San Raffaele Scientific Institute
    Peter Nicholls, Whitehead Institute
    Sachin Patel, Children's Hospital Boston
    Qi Qiu, University of Pennsylvania
    Giorgia Scapin, Nationwide Children's Hospital / The Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Erin Slatery, University of Cambridge
    Thai Tran, Merck & Co Inc.
    Larissa Traxler, University of Innsbruck
    Tomoya Uchimura, Kyoto University
    Silvia Velasco, Broad Institute/Harvard University
    Adrian Veres, Harvard University
    Li-Tzu Wang, National Taiwan University
    Samuel Wattrus, Boston Children's Hospital
    Yonglong Wei, Children's Research Institute
    Yan Yao, Columbia University Medical Center
    Shu-Chi Yeh, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Atilgan Yilmaz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Wenshu Zeng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Ke Zhang, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
    Lingling Zhang, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Lili Zhu, Gladstone Institutes

  • 2019 Merit Abstract Awards

    Juan Alvarez-Dominguez, Harvard University
    Thomas Ambrosi, Stanford University
    Madeline Andrews, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    Mariaceleste Aragona, Université Libre De Bruxelles
    Aparna Bhaduri, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    Romeo Blanc, University of Rochester Medical Center
    Joel Blanchard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Kayleigh Bozon, The Francis Crick Institute
    Freya Bruveris, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
    Vincenzo Calvanese, University of California Los Angeles
    Di Chen, UCLA
    Hao Chen, Institute of Health Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS)
    Elisa Clark, University of Washington
    Malkiel Cohen, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
    Samuel Collombet, EMBL
    Bruno Di Stefano, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University
    Marlon Dias, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    Susan Eliazer, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    Ramy Elsaid, Institut Pasteur
    Elena Enzo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
    Ugomma Eze, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    Ali Fathi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Hananeh Fonoudi, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
    Mukul Girotra, University of Lausanne
    Ernesto Goulart, University of Sao Paulo
    David Grommisch, Karolinska Institutet
    Mingxia Gu, Stanford University
    Franklin Herbert, Christian Medical College
    Mirabelle Ho, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
    Wenxiang Hu, University of Pennsylvania
    Wei Huang, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    Tsuyoshi Iida, Keio University
    Satoshi Ikeo, Kyoto University
    Ammar Jabali, Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI), University of Heidelberg and German Cancer Research Center
    Marie Jonsson, Lund University
    Cody Kime, RIKEN
    Azuma Kimura, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University
    Siddharth Kishore, University of Pennsylvania
    Andrew Lee, Carnegie Mellon University
    Choon-Soo Lee, Center for Medical Innovation, Seoul National University Hospital
    Ang Li, University of Texas
    Lu Li, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (SIBCB)
    Nils Lindstrom, University of Southern California (USC)
    Cambrian Liu, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
    Kadi Lohmussaar, Hubrecht Institute
    Wan-Jin Lu, Stanford University School of Medicine
    HIroyuki Matsumura, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
    Alicia Mayeuf-Louchart, INSERM U1011, UNIVERSITE DE LILLE-EGID
    Bushra Memon, Qatar Biomedical Research Institute-Qatar Foundation
    Aditya Mithal, Boston University School of Medicine
    Masashi Miyauchi, The University of Tokyo
    Taiki Nakajima, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
    Yoko Nishinaka-Arai, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
    Sangbum Park, Yale University
    Ralitsa Petrova, UCSF
    Antonella Pinto, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
    Jens Puschhof, Hubrecht Institute
    Edwin Rosado-Olivieri, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
    Alexander Ross, University of Cambridge
    Erin Sanders, Stanford University
    Aditya Sankar, University of Copenhagen
    Munirah Santosa, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB)/ A*STAR
    Arun Sharma, Harvard Medical School
    Bo Shen, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Takahiro Shiga, Juntendo University School of Medicine
    Jian Shu, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard/Whitehead Institute
    Joanna Smeeton, University of Southern California (USC)
    Enrique Sosa, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    Junichi Tanaka, School of Dentistry / Showa University
    Fang Tao Stowers, Institute for Medical Research
    Kei-ichi Tsukiboshi, Juntendo University School of Medicine
    Daniel Wagner, Harvard Medical School
    Magdalena Wagner, Karolinska Institutet
    Zhenghao Yang, Peking University
    Qi Yao, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
    Atilgan Yilmaz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Bing Zhang, Harvard University
    Linfeng Zhang, Tongji University
    Jiasheng Zhong, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
    Jan Zylicz, Institut Curie and University of Cambridge

  • 2018 Merit Abstract Awards

    Yaser Atlasi, Radboud University
    Scott Bell, McGill University
    Mimi Borrelli, Stanford University
    German Camargo Ortega, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen & University of Munich
    Xi Chen, Tsinghua University
    Jun Chen, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing
    Laura De Rosa, Centre for Regenerative Medicine,Univeristy of Modena and Reggio Emilia
    Yvanka De Soysa, UCSF/Gladstone Institutes
    Florijn Dekkers, Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research
    Melanie Domingues, CSIRO
    Ahmed Fahmy, University of Toronto
    Rodrigo Grandy, University of Cambridge
    Elliott Hagedorn, Boston Children's Hospital
    Michael Hicks, UCLA
    Takuji Ito, Aichi Medical University
    Woong Bi Jang, Convergence Stem Cell Research Center
    Manabu Kasamoto, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application. Kyoto University
    Cody Kime, CDB RIKEN
    Yuko Kokubu, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University, and  Takeda,CiRA Joint Program (T,CiRA)
    Choon-Soo Lee, Seoul National University Hospital
    Cuicui Liu, Institute of Hematology & Blood Diseases Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Department of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Peking Union Medical College
    Vikas Malik, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health,Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIBH,CAS)
    Jana Mitchell, Harvard University
    Takenori Ogura, Center for iPS Cell Reseach and Application, Kyoto University
    John Ouyang, Duke,NUS Medical School
    Wu Qian, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Jayesh Salvi, Stanford University
    Colinda Scheele, Netherlands Cancer Institute
    Charvi Syal, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
    Jorik van Rijn, UMC Utrecht
    Yaofeng Wang, Guangzhou Institue of Biomedine and Health, CAS
    Atilgan Yilmaz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Jan Zylicz, Institut Curie / University of Cambridge