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DZL Academy Publication Award

DZL Academy Publication Award 

The DZL Academy has instituted a Publication Award. This award will recognize an outstanding publication by a DZL Academy Fellow for work that was undertaken during the Fellowship.

The DZL Academy Fellow must be a first or last author on the publication, which must have been published or accepted for publication within the 12 months prior to the application deadline. In addition to the authorship and publication date criteria, publications that are considered for the award must address an area of lung research with translational implications, and must have been conducted primarily in the laboratory of a DZL PI. The subject of the study must have been submitted as an Abstract to the DZL Annual meeting.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Translational potential and/or impact of the work described in the paper
  •  Proof of originality of concept and idea in respective research field
  • Innovation: Likelihood that reported findings will advance field
  • Quality of written statement/translational, where the relevance is aptly described
  • Evidence of original contribution to the publication by the applicant

The 2024 call for submissions is now open. Application deadline 05 May 2024. 

Instructions for submission

The members of the Publication Award Committee will be announced soon.


Winners 2023:

1st place

Erfinanda L, Zou L, Gutbier B, Kneller L, Weidenfeld S, Michalick L, Lei D, Reppe K, Teixeira Alves LG, Schneider B, Zhang Q, Li C, Fatykhova D, Schneider P, Liedtke W, Sohara E, Mitchell TJ, Gruber AD, Hocke A, Hippenstiel S, Suttorp N, Olschewski A, Mall MA, Witzenrath M, Kuebler WM. Loss of endothelial CFTR drives barrier failure and edema formation in lung infection and can be targeted by CFTR potentiation. Sci Transl Med. 2022 Dec 7;14(674):eabg8577. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.abg8577.

2nd place

Merle N, Elmshäuser S, Strassheimer F, Wanzel M, König AM, Funk J, Neumann M, Kochhan K, Helmprobst F, Pagenstecher A, Nist A, Mernberger M, Schneider A, Braun T, Borggrefe T, Savai R, Timofeev O, Stiewe T. Monitoring autochthonous lung tumors induced by somatic CRISPR gene editing in mice using a secreted luciferas. Mol Cancer. 2022 Oct 3;21(1):191. doi: 10.1186/s12943-022-01661-2.

Shared 3rd place

Alashkar Alhamwe B, Gao Z, Alhamdan F, Harb H, Pichene M, Garnier A, El Andari J, Kaufmann A, Graumann PL, Kesper D, Daviaud C, Garn H, Tost J, Potaczek DP, Blaser MJ, Renz H. Intranasal administration of Acinetobacter lwoffii in a murine model of asthma induces IL-6-mediated protection associated with cecal microbiota changesAllergy. 2023 May;78(5):1245-1257. doi: 10.1111/all.15606. Epub 2022 Dec 11.

Chen Y#, Toth R#, Chocarro S#, Weichenhan D, Hey J, Lutsik P, Sawall S, Stathopoulos GT, Plass C, Sotillo R. Club cells employ regeneration mechanisms during lung tumorigenesis. Nat Commun. 2022 Aug 5;13(1):4557. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-32052-2.

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