Poul Astrup Prize 2010
The Poul Astrup Prize of the Nordic Society for Clinical Chemistry in Oslo June 2010 has been awarded to Dr. Felicitas Müller for her studies on the role of polyphosphates for thrombotic and inflammatory diseases.
The study was published last year (Müller F., et al. (2009) Platelet polyphosphate are proinflammatory and procoagulant mediators in vivo. Cell 139 (6), 1143-1156), and identifies inorganic polymers - polyphosphates - as novel proinflammatory and procoagulant mediators in genetically altered mouse models and human disease states.
The Poul Astrup Award rewards outstanding contemporary research in the field of Clinical Chemistry. The prize amounts to 60 000 DKK supported from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. The project was performed in the group of Professor Thomas Renné at the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Clinic for Clinical Chemistry Solna, in collaboration with colleagues from The Netherlands, Germany, United States, and Great Britain.