It is a long-standing tradition of European Calcified Tissue Society to recognize scientific excellence in the field of bone and mineral metabolism. Indeed, also this year, during the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society, to be held in Helsinki from 6-10 May, the ECTS will recognize 5 named awards.
The Iain T. Boyle Award will go to Dr Natasha Appelman-Dijkstra, an internist-endocrinologist presently head of the Leiden Center for Bone quality, with a strong interest in metabolic bone disease and mainly rare diseases.
Dr Ulf Lerner is the recipient of Mike Horton Award. He is Professor of Oral Cell biology at Umea University and guest professor at Sahlgrenska Academy. His main interests are represented by mechanism involved in the regulation of bone remodelling, as well as the investigation of intra cellular molecular mechanism of signalling molecules.
Dr Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Professor of Endocrinology and osteology at the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology at the Medical University of Graz, is this year recipient of Philippe Bordier Award. She has been involved in the field of our Society since a long time. Her research has been particularly devoted to cross-talk between bone and other tissue and organs, with a focus on translational research.
Dr Juliet Compston is the recipient of the Steven Boonen Award. She is Emeritus Professor of Bone Medicine at the University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine. Her contribution to the pathophysiology and treatment of osteoporosis has been a cornerstone in the field.
Excellence in Research Award has been awarded to Kent SØe. He is the Head of Research at the University of Southern Denmark. He has been successfully working on process of bone resorption with a special focus on osteoporosis and bone metastases.
We congratulate to the award winners and look forward to meeting in Helsinki!