International BioIron Society

IBIS Marcel Simon Award
Awarded every two years for excellence in the
research of genetic hemochromatosis

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 Awardees
Chaim Herschko, MD
John B. Porter, MA, MD, FRCP DRCPath

2015 Awardee
Ioav Cabantchik, MD, PhD

2013 Awardee (for Lifetime Achievement)
Pierre Brissot, MD

2011 Awardee (for Lifetime Achievement)
Jerry Kaplan, PhD

2009 Awardees (for research regarding the role of BMP-6 in Iron Homeostasis)
Jodie Babitt, MD
Marie-Paule Roth, MD

2007 Awardee (for animal models of hemochromatosis)
Nancy Andrews, MP, PhD

2005 Awardees (for the discovery of hepcidin)
Sophie Vaulont, MD, PhD
Tomas Ganz, MD, PhD
Oliver Loreal, MD, PhD

2003 Awardee (for the study of non-HFE hemochromatosis)
Clara Camaschella, MD

2001 Awardee (for the study of HFE biology)
Robert E. Fleming, MD

1999 Awardee (for the characterization of HFE structure and interactions)
Jose A. Lebron, PhD

1997 Awardee (for the identification of HFE)
John N. Feder, PhD

1995 Awardee (for the studies on the pathogenesis of hemochromatosis)
Antonello Pietrangelo, MD

1993 Awardee (for the studies on protein for intestinal iron-uptake)
Wolfgang Stremmel, MD

1991 Awardees (for the studies on clinical aspects of Hemochromatosis)
Lawrie Powell, MD, PhD
June Halliday, PhD

1989 Awardee (for the studies on Iron toxicity)
Bruce R. Bacon, MD


 
IBIS Gunshin Levy Award

Awarded to Young Researchers for their dedication, commitment and contributions to the field area of iron homeostasis

Gunshin Levy Award

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"


 
President’s Award  

2017

Robert E. Fleming, MD

2015

Greg Anderson, BSc, MSc, MD

 

 
Paul Erlich Centenary Award  

2017

Robert C. Hider, BSc, PhD

2015

Robert Crichton, BSc, PhD, FRSC

 

 
IBIS 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 — Poster 32
DEFECTIVE GLUCOSE METABOLISM IN IRP1-/- MICE

Nicole Wilkinson and Kostas Pantopoulos, PhD

Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and McGill University

(Presented By: Nicole Wilkinson)

Sonia Mercurio — Poster 174
DISTINCT ROLES OF FLVCR1 ISOFORMS IN PRIMITIVE AND DEFINITIVE
ERYTHROPOIESIS

Sonia Mercurio, 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

(Presented By: Sonia Mercurio)

Mariia Lunova — Poster 318
HEPCIDIN KNOCKOUT MICE DEVELOP CHRONIC LIVER INJURY AND LIVER
FIBROSIS AS A CONSEQUENCE OF LYSOSOMAL IRON OVERLOAD

Mariia Lunova1, Katrin Muller, PhD student2, Johannes Haybaeck, Dr3, Sophie Vaulont, Prof.4, Caroline Lackner, Prof.3, Christian Trautwein, Prof.5 and Pavel Strnad, PD, Dr5

1Uniklinik Ulm
2Department of Internal Medicine I, University Medical Center Ulm, Ulm, Germany
3Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Graz
4Institut Cochin, INSERM U1016, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
5Department of Medicine III, University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany

(Presented By: Mariia Lunova)

Carla Casu — Poster 324
SUPPRESSION OF TMPRSS6 USING ANTISENSE TECHNOLOGY AMELIORATES
HEREDITARY HEMOCHROMATOSIS AND BETA-THALASSEMIA

C. Casu1, S. Guo2, S. Gardenghi, S. Booten, A. Watt, S. Freier, Y. Ginzburg, R. Fleming, B.P. Monia and S. Rivella

1Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
2Isis Pharmaceuticals

(Presented By: C. Casu)

Alan Chen — Poster 268
INACTIVATION OF TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR (TFR1) IN THE PANCREAS RESULTS
IN PANCREATITIS AND DIABETES

Alan Chen1, Renee M. Ned, PhD2, Adriana Donovan, PhD3 and Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD1

1Duke University
2CDC
3Children's Hospital

(Presented By: Alan Chen)

 

 
IBIS 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 — #24
SEVERE DEFECTS IN IRON METABOLISM IN MICE WITH DOUBLE KNOCKOUT OF THE MULTICOPPER FERROXIDASES HEPHAESTIN AND CERULOPLASMIN

Brie Fuqua, 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

(Presented By: Brie Fuqua)

Claire Mayeur — #40
IN A MOUSE MODEL OF CHRONIC INFLMATION, LIVER-SPECIFIC DELETION OF
ALK3 (A BMP TYPE I RECEPTOR) PREVENTS THE DEVELOENT OF ANEMIA OF
INFLMATION

Claire Mayeur, MD1, Andrea S. Steinbicker, MD2, Starsha A. Kolodziej and Kenneth D.
Bloch, MD

1MGH
2Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, University
Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany

(Presented By: Claire Mayeur)

Leon Kautz — #30
THE ERYTHROID FACTOR ERYTHROFERRONE AND ITS ROLE IN IRON
HOMEOSTASIS

Léon Kautz, PhD, Elizabeta Nemeth, PhD and Tomas Ganz, PhD, MD

University of California Los Angeles, Center for Iron Disorders

(Presented By: Léon Kautz)

Sandro Altamura — #7
IN VIVO DISRUPTION OF THE HEPCIDIN-FERROPORTIN REGULATORY
CIRCUITRY CAUSES FATAL SYSTEMIC AND EXOCRINE PANCREATIC IRON OVERLOAD

Sandro Altamura1, Hermann-Josef Groene2, Regina Kessler1, Bruno Galy3,4,
Matthias Hentze1,3,4 and Martina Muckenthaler1,4

1MMPU — Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit, Heidelberg
2DKFZ — Deutsches
Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg
3EMBL — European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg
4Equal contribution

(Presented By: Sandro Altamura)

Raffaella Gozzelino — #2
METABOLIC ADAPTATION TO TISSUE IRON OVERLOAD CONFERS TOLERANCE TO
MALARIA
Raffaella Gozzelino, PhD1, Bruno Bezerril Andrade2, Rasmus Larsen3, Nivea F. Luz4,
Liviu Vanoaica5, Antonio Coutinho3, Silvia Cardoso3, Sofia Rebelo3, Maura Poli6, Manoel Barral-Netto7, Deepak Darshan5, Lukas Kühn5 and Miguel P. Soares3

1Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia
2Immunobiology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
3Inflammation Laboratory, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal
4Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, undação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
5Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC), Switzerland
6Dipartimento Materno Infantile e Tecnologie Biomediche, University of Brescia, Italy
7Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

(Presented By: Raffaella Gozzelino)

 
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