GSCN 2023 Hilde Mangold Award for Anne Grapin-Botton

German Stem Cell Network honors outstanding stem cell researchers

Anne Grapin-Botton © Sven Döring

Anne Grapin-Botton, Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), receives the GSCN 2023 Hilde Mangold Award from the German Stem Cell Network. With the GSCN Awards 2023, the German Stem Cell Network recognizes outstanding female stem cell researchers on their way to expand basic research and open new avenues for therapeutic opportunities.

- The GSCN 2023 Young Investigator Award goes to Meike Hohwieler from the Institute of Molecular Oncology and Stem Cell Biology at Ulm University Hospital.

- The GSCN 2023 Hilde Mangold Award goes to Anne Grapin-Botton from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden.

- The GSCN 2023 Publication of the Year Award goes to Ruzhica Bogeska, ...and Michael D. Milsom from the Department of Experimental Hematology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and HI-STEM in Heidelberg, for the publication "Inflammatory exposure drives long-lived impairment of hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal activity and accelerated aging" in the journal Cell Stem Cell, Aug. 2022.

Award winner Anne Grapin-Botton and junior scientist Meike Hohwieler both research the pancreas in its healthy and diseased development - this is the only way to understand the developmental biology and disease progression of this complex organ. The publication by Ruzhica Bogeska, on the other hand, describes the previously unexpected effects that inflammation of blood stem cells can have.

Anne Grapin-Botton receives the GSCN 2023 Hilde Mangold Award for her long-standing and significant research on the development of the pancreas in animal models and in human tissue. Currently, the French scientist and her research group at the MPI-CBG are focusing on pancreas development with the overall goals of understanding how pancreatic cells differentiate during embryogenesis, and determining what limits the pancreatic cells’ regeneration in adults. Grapin-Botton investigates the impact of the cellular and organ architecture on the cells’ fate choices and the dynamics of decision processes. Anne Grapin-Botton has a background in developmental biology and initially studied nervous system and endoderm development. The GSCN Hilde Mangold Award recognizes the scientist for her sustained research and achievements as a researcher – who studied the original findings of the scientist Hilde Mangold in German for her doctoral degree in Paris. “She inspired me very much”, says Anne Grapin-Botton about the German scientist, and is exceedingly pleased about the award.

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