Award Recipients 2017


Dr. Luis Sendra Gisbert
Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe
Avenida Fernando Abril Martorell
46026 - Valencia, España


Dr. Nerea Matamala Zamarro
National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Research Institute for Rare Diseases (IIER)
Carretera Majadahonda-Pozuelo Km 2,200. 
28220 Majadahonda, Spain


Award Recipients 2016


Dr. Karina Serban
National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson Street, Denver
Colorado, USA


Dr. Pasquale Piccolo
Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM)
Via Campi Flegrei 34, Pozzuoli
Naples - Italy


Award Recipients 2015


Dr. Mila Ljujic, PhD
Apoptosis Research Centre
School Of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland
Galway, Ireland


Dr.Imran Haq, PhD
Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
University College London
London, UK


Award Recipients 2014


Dr. Cormac McCarthy
Respiratory Research Division, Department of Medicine
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Education and Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
Glycosylation modifies the anti-inflammatory effect of alpha-1 antitrypsin


Dr. Marco Fumagalli


Award Recipients 2013


Beata Poplawska
National Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases
Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics and Immunology
Warsaw, Poland
Inhibitory activity of alpha-1 antitrypsin genetic variants towards neutrophil serine proteinases


Dr. Michael Emmet O'Brien
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Respiratory Research Division
Education & Research Centre Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
Defective Neutrophil Degranulation in Individuals with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency


Award Recipients 2012


Emily F. A. van't Wout
Leiden University Medical Centre
Department of Pulmonology
Leiden, The Netherlands
Z-AAT production in airway epithelial cells and macrophages from Z-AATD patients: polymer formation


Dr. Riccardo Ronzoni
University of Brescia
Dept. Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology
Brescia, Italy
Role of disulphide interactions in the ER retention of alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency variants


Award Recipients 2011


Dr. Stefania Ottaviani
IRCCS San Matteo Foundation Hospital
Department of Respiratory Diseases
Pavia, Italy
Studies of methionine-sulfoxide reductase and oxidative stress in Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency


Dr. Killian Hurley
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Education and Research Centre Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
Altered programmed cell death of neutrophils in individuals with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency


Award Recipients 2010


Adriana Ordóñez González
Department of Medicine University of Cambridge
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
Cambridge, UK
Defining the effect of small molecules that block the polymerisation of Z alpha-1 antitrypsin


Sandra Pelz
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg 1st Dept. of Internal Medicine
Center of Applied Medical and Human Biological Research Molecular Hepatology
Halle/Saale, Germany
Therapeutic potential of adult stem cell-derived hepatocytes in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency


Award Recipients 2009


Devipriya Subramaniyam
Medical School Hannover
Pneumology Departmen
Hannover, Germany
Anti-inflammatory role of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin – insights on the mechanisms involved


David A. Bergin
Respiratory Research Division Department of Medicine
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Education and Research Centre
Dublin, Ireland
Coupling endoplasmic reticulum stress to neutrophil dysfunction in Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency


Award Recipients 2008


Laura Pini, MD, PhD
Medicina Interna I e Clinica Medica
Brescia, Italy
Role of Alpha1-Z-AT polymers in the lung


Andreas Hector, MD
Research Center Kubus
Children's Hospital of the University of Munich Pediatric Pneumology
Munich, Germany
Role of Bronchial Epithelial Cells in Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency


Award Recipients 2007


Karin F. Kok, MD
University Medical Center Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Heterozygosity for Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency: underestimated in chronic liver disease?


Tomás Patrick Carroll, PhD
Respiratory Research Division
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Education and Research Centre
Dublin, Ireland
Immune cell function in Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency


Award Recipients 2006


Andreas Rembert Koczulla, MD
University Hospital Giessen and Marburg
Department for Internal Medicine, Division for Pulmonology Diseases
Marburg, Germany
Quantification of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin (AAT) in exhaled breath condensate of patients with Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency, smokers and COPD patients


Ilaria Ferrarotti, Bi.Sci., PhD
Clinica di Malattie Apparato Respiratorio
IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo
Pavia, Italy
New confidence intervals for AAT plasma levels by identification of SERPINA1 gene recurrent haplotypes


Award Recipients 2005


Meera Mallya, PhD
Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
Cambridge, UK
Development of small molecule inhibitors to block the polymerisation of Z Alpha-1-Antitrypsin


Sabina Marija Janciauskiene, PhD
Lund University
Department of Clinical Science
Malmö, Sweden
New anti-inflammatory activities of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin and their role in COPD


Award Recipients 2004


Robert Bals, MD, PhD
University Clinic Marburg
Internal Medicine
Marburg, Germany
Chaperone based therapy of alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency in a smoke-induced murine model of emphysema


Oliver Senn, MD
University Hospital of Zurich
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine and Pathology
Zurich, Switzerland
Association between Plasma Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Concentration and 11-Year Course of Lung Function among Adult Smokers in the SAPALDIA Cohort