17th KOURIR awards

Date: 06.10.2017

The 17th KOURIR awards have been given during the PReS pediatric rheumatology conference in Athens to the teams authoring the three best papers about research on JIA submitted to the conference.

Gold medal (1500 €)

Single  cell RNA-sequencing  of  bone  marrow  macrophages  identifies  a  distinct subpopulation  in  systemic  JIA  with  features  of  interferon  response,  endocytic  vesicles and phagocytosis 

Grant Schulert  1 *, Nathan Salomonis  2 , Sherry Thornton  1 , Alexei Grom  1
  Pediatric Rheumatology
2  Biomedical Informatics 
Cincinnati  Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati , United States  

Silver medal (1000 €)

Persistence  of  CD4  memory  pathogenic  subsets  in  polyarticular  juvenile  idiopathic arthritis patients who relapse upon withdrawal of biologic therapy 

J. Y. Leong  1 ,*, J. G. Yeo  1 2 , P. Chen  1 , L. Lai  1 , L. D. T. Bathi  1 , J. Tan  2 , T. Arkachaisri  2 3 , D. J. Lovell  4 5 , S. Albani  1 3
1  Singhealth Translational Immunology and Inflammation Centre (STIIC), Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, Singhealth, 
2  KK Women's and Children's Hospital
3  Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
4  Division of Rheumatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre
5  Department of Paediatrics, University of Cincinnati College


Bronze medal (500 €)

Modulating TREG function with nicotinamide (VIT B3) in JIA 

L. Nijhuis  1 *, J. Peeters  1 , A. Lalmohamed  2 , J. Van Loosdregt  1 , B. Vastert  3  
1  Laboratory of Translational Immunology
2  Department of Clinical Pharmacy
3  Department of Pediatric Immunology, UMC Utrecht, Netherlands  

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