Application for the 2015 Werner Risau Prize

Here it finally is: The application form (in the download section) for the next 2015 Werner Risau Prize award (and please note: this Prize has quite a tradition now, going strong into it´s 15th year!)
The prize will again be handed over during the Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zellbiologie (DGZ). This time it will be held in their Cologne, Germany from
March 24 - 27, 2015. Please, dare to apply, if you have an appealing study just published or in press, and which you are prepared to present to an international audience of dedicated cell biologists- it`s definitely worth it! If you don´t believe it - just try to google where some of the previous Werner Risau Prize winners are now advancing their career....

But remember: The application deadline is January 15, 2015! So do your paperwork and send it in ASAP!

Dr. Anjali "Bones" Kusumbe - the 2014 winner

We are happy to announce our this year´s winner of the Werner Risau Prize: Dr. Aljali Kusumbe from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine at Münster, Germany. As in previous years we again had received really outstanding applications, of which Dr. Kusumbe´s study published in Nature made it to the top of the list. Why "Bones"? She discovered a specific blood vessel subtype in bone termed "type H", which is important for developmental and regenerative angiogenesis. These vessels seemed to be intrinsically linked to bone mass as loss of these vessels, which gradually occurs with age also leads to loss of bone bone mass. Reactivation of type H vessels in contrast increased osteoprogenitor cells numbers which are in close contact with the endothelial cells of type H vessels, and also improve bone mass.

Application Deadline now January 31, 2014!

Due to logistical problems, we again decided to extend the application deadline until January 31, 2012. We are sorry for any inconveniences that this might have caused and hope to get all potential applicants, which may have been discouraged by not being able to send their application in time, to submit their paperwork NOW! Good luck!