Young Investigator Award

LES DIABLERETS, SWITZERLAND (31-01-09) -  The 2009 Young Investigator Award of the Heart Failure Winter Research Meeting was won by Kanita Salic from the laboratory of Leon de Windt (NL) for a presentation entitled “MicroRNA – 199b promotes cardiac hypertrophy by targeting the nuclear kinase, Dyrk1A”. In absence of her supervisor Paula da Costa Martins, Kanita presented Paula’s work, and obtained the highest price for the open competition of young investigators during this meeting.
The 4th Annual Winter Translational Research meeting of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) was held in Les Diablerets (Switzerland) between 28 January and 31 January 2009. Over 100 participants including members of most leading European groups and 52 poster presenters selected from the highest scoring submitted abstracts by independent review attended this highly interactive meeting. The meeting covered topical translational topics (such as Advances in Imaging and Diagnostics, Anti-inflammatory targets in heart failure, and Cardiovascular repair) as well as state-of-the-art basic science aspects (such as genetics and epigenetics, protein quality control in heart failure) and an excellent poster session. Discussions continued over dinner and in social interaction time in the beautiful surroundings of Les Diablerets.