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Wilhelm Auerswald Prize 2017 awarded to MedUni Vienna researchers

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[Translate to English:] Bild: Stefan Burghart

(Vienna, 28 June 2017) At the 2017 presentation of the Wilhelm Auerswald Prizes, the first four  places went to researchers from MedUni Vienna. The prize is awarded every year in recognition of the best doctoral theses produced at an Austrian medical university.

The Wilhelm Auerswald Prize was awarded for the 26th time on 20 June 2017. The six best doctoral theses had already been selected from the many submissions and the successful candidates presented them on the evening of the presentation.

[Translate to English:] Bild: Stefan Burghart

Sriram Srivatsa from MedUni Vienna's Institute of Cancer Research was awarded first place and the certificate for the best lecture for his doctoral thesis entitled "Role of EGFR in colitis and colorectal cancer". He impressed the jury with his written paper on the "Role of EGFR in colitis and colorectal cancer" and also with his presentation.

Overview of prize-winners:

1. Prize & commendation for the best lecture:
Mr Sriram Srivatsa (Institute of Cancer Research, MedUni Vienna)
"Role of EGFR in colitis and colorectal cancer"

2. Prize & commendation for the best written work:
Eva Placheta (Department of Surgery, MedUni Vienna)
"Enhancing cross-face nerve grafts with regional sensory nerves"
3. Prize:

Thomas Helmut Haider (Department of Trauma-Surgery, MedUni Vienna)
"Therapeutic Capacity of Apoptotic Mononuclear Cell Secretome in Experimental Spinal Cord Injury"
4. Prize:

Karl Michael Katholnig (formerly: Institute of Medical Genetics, MedUni Vienna)
"mTORC2 regulates macrophage polarization and the cellular energy metabolism"
5. Prize:

Nicole Grün (Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, MedUni Graz)
"Treatment of Cardio-Metabolic Disease by Immunological Targeting of Osteopontin"
Ana Montalban-Arques (formerly: Institute of Pathology, MedUni Graz)
"The NKG2D System as Modulator of Host-Microbial Interactions in the Gut"