Young Investigators can run for several awards during the Annual Meeting of the Working Group.
This award had been named in tribute to Tomas Pexieder, founder and first Co-Chairman of the Working Group on Development Anatomy and Pathology, formerly named "Embryology and Teratology". It is delivered to the best oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Working Group.
Abstracts submitted to the Cardiovascular Development Meeting are selected by the scientific committee for oral presentation. Best oral presentation is then awardeed with the Pexieder prize.
Tomas Pexieder (1941 – 1995) was a prominent cardiovascular embryologist of Czech origin (1). He spent most of his career at the Institute of Histology and Embryology in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he ended up after fleeing the country with his family after the Soviet invasion in 1968. His pioneering work in the 1970s was focused on proliferation and cell death in the developing outflow tract as a basis for congenital heart defects. Later he developed a standardized fixation and microdissection protocol for analysis of normal and abnormal embryonic hearts using scanning electron microscopy, and unified the nomenclature in this area. He further expanded his activities to include a hotline for gynecologists based upon a human teratogen network, and participated in a human in vitro fertilization research programme. At the scientific meetings, he was remembered as an avid disputant, asking all those tough (and sometimes unpleasant) questions that we hear so seldom these days. The Pexieder award of the ESC Working group on Development, Anatomy and Pathology (of which he was a long-time member) is given to the best platform presentation by a junior investigator.
(1) Ann Anat (1996) 178:197-199
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All abstracts submitted to the Cardiovascular Development Meeting automatically enter for these poster prizes.
PhD-students and/or Junior Post-Docs (within 3 years after their PhD) can apply for a this award to travel to the Annual Working Group Meeting.
Applicant must be registered member of the Working Group (if not member yet, you can still join for free now)
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4 awards have been delivered during the Newcastle Cardiovascular Development Meeting 2016, United Kingdom
Caroline Choquet, France
Abstract: Lineage analysis of ventricular trabeculae to decipher the role of Nkx2-5 in conduction system development
Caroline Choquet, Robert G. Kelly and Lucile Miquerol
Aix-Marseille University, Developmental Biology Institute of Marseilles, CNRS, Marseilles, France
Jill Hilkspoors, The Netherlands
Abstract: Development of the (supra-) hepatic portion of the inferior caval vein
Jill PJM Hikspoors (1), Hayelom K Mekonen (1), Nutmethee Kruepunga (1), Mathijs MJP Peeters (1), Greet MC Mommen (1), S Eleonore Köhler (1), Wouter H Lamers (1,2)
1 Department of Anatomy & Embryology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands2 Tytgat Institute for Liver and Intestinal Research, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
José Juan Aparicio-Sanchez, United Kingdom
Abstract: Acetylation of TBX5 by KAT2B and KAT2A regulates heart and limb development
José Juan Aparicio-Sánchez, Tushar Ghosh, Tasabeeh Mohamed, Sarah Buxton, Ami Ketley, Catrin Rutland, Siobhan Loughna, David Brook
The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Kate Bailey, United Kingdom
Abstract: Downregulating Rho Kinase (ROCK) in the developing ventricle wall causes early sarcomeric defects which contribute to the development of adult cardiovascular disease
Bailey KE, Blain A, Tual-Chalot S, Mohun T, Bamforth SD, Henderson DJ, Phillips HM
Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 awards have been delivered during the Amsterdam Cardiovascular Development Meeting 2015, Netherlands
Mayyasa Rammah, France
Abstract: Dissecting the regulatory circuitry of complementary progenitor cell contributions to the arterial pole of the heart
Mayyasa Rammah, Magali Théveniau-Ruissy, Francesca Rochais and Robert G Kelly
Frédéric Laurent, Switzerland
Abstract: The HAND2 Cistrome in Mouse Embryonic Hearts Identifies its Target Genes During Endothelial-Mesenchymal Transition in the Atrioventricular Canal
Frédéric Laurent(1), Javier Lopez-Rios(1), Marco Osterwalder(1,2) Iros Barozzi2, Dario Speziale(1), Jennifer Akiyama(2), Joy Lincoln(3), Axel Visel(2) Aimée Zuniga(1) and Rolf Zeller(1)
(1)Developmental Genetics, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel, CH- 4058 Basel, Switzerland
(2)Genomics Division, MS 84-171, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA(3)Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Ghislaine Lioux, Spain
Abstract: Clonal analysis unravels the Second Heart Field as a source of epicardial-like cells
Lioux G., Temiño S., Torres M.
Cardiovascular Developmental Biology and Repair Department, CNIC, Melchor Fernández Almagro, 3 (28029) Madrid, Spain
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Abstract book 2015
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