Four BCRU's scientists awarded!
A great achievement for them...
2019 was a good year for researchers from the Bone and Cartilage Research Unit (BCRU), headed by Professor Yves Henrotin. Indeed, three researchers have been awarded four important scientific prizes. BCRU, now renamed mSKIL, a member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Medicines (CIRM) is a unit specialized in research on bone, cartilage and muscle. Researchers are developing biological markers and treatments for osteoarthritis and sarcopenia (weakening of the body due to the decrease in muscle mass and quality as we age). The research unit has more than 250 scientific articles published in national and international journals and filed 15 patents behind two spin-offs: Artialis SA and Kiomed Pharma.
In September 2019, Cécile Lambert received two awards for her work on the pro-inflammatory effect of a collagen peptide type (Coll2-1) on the synovial membrane. On September 15, 2019 she received the Tilman Prize from the Arthrose Foundation on the occasion of the gala evening organized in Brussels by the Fondation Arthrose and, on December 9, 2019, the Arthrose Research Prize from Laboratoires Expanscience on the occasion of the 32nd congress of the French Rheumatology Society in Paris. This is the third time that a mSKIL researcher has received this award.
In October 2019, Professor Yves Henrotin received the Certificate of Merit award, awarded by the International Repair Society International (ICRS) at its 15th world congress in Vancouver. The award recognizes his work in collaboration with Christelle Sanchez on syndecan-4, a membrane proteoglycan and potential marker for osteoarthritis of the knee.
In November 2019, on the occasion of the Léon Frédéric Foundation projects evening, Jérémie Zappia, doctoral student in the lab, was awarded the Jean Henrotin Prize from the Fondation Arthrose for his research work on osteomodulin, which is a small proteoglycan involved in sclerosis of the subchondral bone during osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis award 2018 for Fundamental research
The Laboratories Expanscience "Fundamental reseach award" on Osteoarthritis was awarded this 05 December at the French Rheumatology Congress and rewards the work of Prof. Yves Henrotin for his work on osteoarthritis biomarkers.
Tilman prize from the Osteoarthritis Foundation
The Osteoarthritis Foundation Tilman Prize was awarded this October 5 at the SOFMER congress and rewards the work of Dr. Christelle Sanchez, from the mSKIL research laboratory, for her work on the fibulin-3 biomarker.
Osteoarthritis award 2009 for Fundamental research
The Laboratories Expanscience "Fundamental reseach award" on Osteoarthritis was awarded this first December at the French Rheumatology Congress and rewards the work of Dr. Christelle Sanchez, Odile Gabay, Francis Berenbaum and Prof Yves Henrotin, for their work on mechanical loading on osteoblasts.
2006 De Cooman prize
The Professor Henrotin received the prestigious De Cooman prize which rewards his work on osteoathritis biomarkers.
"Amis de l'Université" prize "René Comoth"
The René Comoth Foundation Prize was awarded this October 5 at Colonster and rewards the work of ten promessing academics and among them Christelle Sanchez, to continue her PhD thesis in the lab on cross-talk between chondrocytes and osteoblasts in osteoarthritis.