Christina Schuh and Karl Schneider each won one of four Best Abstracts Awards from the Ludwig Boltzmann Society. The award ceremony took place on 29 November 2016 and was part of the LBG Meeting for Health Sciences 2016. The meeting gives young scientists the possibility to present their research.
150 abstracts were submitted for the meeting and the best four received the Best Abstract Award. The award included a prize money of 500 Euro and was sponsored by Merck.
Christina Schuh won in the category “Regenerative Medicine Research” and convinced the international jury with her abstract “Collagen-fibrin blend engineered neural tissue: a novel approach for peripheral nerve regeneration”. She researches injuries of the peripheral nervous system and developed a nerve scaffold made out of biomaterials together with her colleagues. The scaffold supports the body’s own tissue and nerve regeneration.
Karl Schneider won in the category “Cardiovascular Research” with his abstract “Inflammatory response of decellularized small diameter vascular grafts from placenta; in-vivo and in-vitro studies”. He researches the application of degradable blood vessel prostheses that are made of arteries of the human placenta. These prostheses can support the regeneration of vessels after damages that occur due to cardiovascular diseases.