Award Recipients 2023

Dr. Vickram Tejwani
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland (Ohio, USA)

Dr. Samuel Amintas
Bordeaux Institute of Oncology (BRIC) and Bordeaux Hospital (France)
Bordeaux, France


Award Recipients 2022

Dr. Tiziana Cremona
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Department for Biomedical Research University hospital and University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland

Dr. Mark Murphy
URoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Dublin, Ireland


Award Recipients 2021

Dr. Karim Hamesch
University Hospital Aachen, Medical Clinic III
Aachen, Germany

Dr. Frederick Partridge
University College London
London, UK


Award Recipients 2020

Dr. Joseph Chambers
Cambridge Institute of Medical Research
Cambridge, UK

Dr. Randall F. D'Souza
Discipline of Nutrition
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences 
Auckland, New Zealand


Award Recipients 2019

Dr. Yuan Zhang
Genomic Medicine Institute
Cleveland (Ohio, USA)


Award Recipients 2018

Srinu Tumpara
Department of Pneumology, Hannover
Medical School, Hannover, Germany
Hannover, Germany

Dr. Sergio Attanasio
Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Pozzuoli (NA), Italy
Pozzuoli, Italy


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