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The IBBS Conference Awards Program provides recognition and monetary awards for outstanding scientific contributions made by junior scientists (typically, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) at some of the major conferences devoted to CNS barriers science. Recipients are usually selected by a Program Committee and/or Poster Judges comprised of senior scientists tasked with evaluating the best posters and/or talks based on standard criteria such as significance/importance (Does the project address an important problem or a critical barrier to progress in the field?), presentation (How well did the presenter explain the poster? Enthusiasm? Clarity? Ability to answer questions?), and poster/talk quality (e.g. was the poster well-organized & logical? Were images of high quality? Was the data clearly labeled/presented? Aesthetics?). While IBBS conference awards are primarily supported through membership fees, we will also increasingly strive to have named awards as well, beginning with the David S. Miller Young Scientist Award presented for the first time in 2016, funded by individual and group sponsors. Please contact the IBBS leadership and/or council if you are interested in providing directed sponsorship for junior scientist awards.

2021 Virtual Symposium "Signal Transduction at the Blood-Brain Barriers"

The prizes for outstanding presentations of Junior Scientists were awarded to:

Poster Presenters

Talk Presenters

Finn Danker

Kristina Berve

Alicia M. Kemble

Monica Diaz Coranguez

Lucie Y. Li

Elif Fidan

Javier Pareja

Benjamin Gastfriend

Chelsea M. Phillips

Ana Raquel Santa Maria

Gabriela Martinez-Revollar

2017 IBBS Conference Awards
20th International Symposium on Signal Transduction at the Blood-Brain Barriers in Krakow, Poland, September 13-15, 2017.
1st Prize: Mette Mathiesen Janiurek; 2nd Prize: Chi-Chieh Tsao; 3rd Prize: Alexa Fries

2016 IBBS Conference Awards
Barriers of the CNS Gordon Research Conference, New London, NH, USA, June 19-24, 2016.
Poster Session 1 Winners: Merijke De Bock, Ghent University, Belgium (Title: Connexin and calcium signaling in glial and endothelial cells are implicated in inflammation-induced blood-brain barrier permeability changes in vivo), Anne Iltzsche, King’s College London, UK (Title: Uptake and distribution of ApoE targeted human serum albumin nanoparticles and their delivery to neurons in the mouse brain), Benjamin J Andreone, Harvard Medical School, USA (Title: Blood-brain barrier permeability is regulated by lipid transport-dependent suppression of caveolae-mediated transcytosis)
Poster Session 2 Winners: Nikolay Kutuzov (Title: Fast scanning two-photon microscopy of the BBB properties in single capillaries in living mice), Matthew Simon (Title: Age-linked ??? of perivascular localization of the astrocytic water channel AQP4), Niyanta Kumar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (Title: The intranasal pathway for non-invasive delivery of antibody-based therapeutics to the CNS: investigating mechanisms, distribution, and ??)

2015 IBBS Conference Awards
Cerebral Vascular Biology (CVB) meeting in Paris, France, July 6-9, 2015.
Winners: Ryo Ito, Sylvaine Guerit, and Philipp Berndt

2013 IBBS Conference Awards
BBBB meeting in Sumeg, Hungary, September 26-28, 2013.
Winners: Aditya Barve, Sofia Gustafsson, and Udi Vazana
Cerebral Vascular Biology (CVB) meeting in Montréal, Canada, June 18-21, 2013.
Winners: Catherine Larochelle, Tony Ky Lim, Sarah Paris-Robidas, Ofer Prager, and Fabien Sohet

2012 IBBS Conference Awards
15th International Symposium Signal Transduction in the Blood-Brain Barriers in Potsdam-Sanssouci, near Berlin, Germany, Sept. 15, 2012.
Winners: Hans Christian Helms, Melissa Pinheiro, and Karl Schoknecht

2011 IBBS Conference Awards
Cerebral Vascular Biology (CVB) meeting in Leiden, Netherlands, June 21-25, 2011.
Winners: Maria Jeppesen, Anna Carrano, Anaelle da Costa de Matos, Carolyn "CJ" MacMillan, Elodie Vandenhaute, Christopher Bellman, and Maxime Culot

2010 IBBS Conference Awards
13th International Blood-Brain Barrier Symposium in Zurich, Switzerland, September 2-4, 2010.
Winners: Miguel Alejandro Lopez Ramirez, Elodie Vandenhaute, Guy Bar-Klein, and Helen Stolp

2010 IBBS Conference Awards
Cerebral Vascular Biology (CVB) meeting in Sendai, Japan, June 28-July 2, 2009.
Winners: Anika Hartz and Julia Schäfer