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The Pezcoller Foundation - Maria Begnudelli Awards (to the 3 best posters presented at the Pezcoller Symposia)

Established in 2003, thanks to a legacy of Maria Begnudelli, to recognize the three best posters presented at the annual Pezcoller Symposium.

The winners:

  • are selected on a competitive basis (quality of the submitted abstract) by the Symposium Scientific Committee
  • are invited to present their results, in front of the Symposium Faculty and all attendants

In addition:
  • The 3 best abstracts from researchers based in Italy will receive € 500/each.
  • The best abstracts submitted by researchers working outside Italy will receive a contribution for registration, travel and lodging, proportionate to need and availability, upon application to the EACR-AACR-Mark Foundation Travel Grants >> Read more


The 2023 awardees are:
Zingg Daniel, The Netherlands Cancer Institute: Truncated FGFR2 – a clinically actionable oncogene in multiple cancers
Boccalatte Francesco, Università di Padova: Long-range oncogene regulation by 3D chromatin conformation in acute T cell leukemia
Sommaggio Roberta, Università di Padova: Adoptive cell therapy with Cytokine-Induced Killer cells retargeted with immunotools against HER-2 expressing breast cancer.
Vittoria Francesco Maria, Vita-Salute San Raffaele - Università di Milano: IL-1b+ macrophages fuel pathogenic inflammation in pancreatic cancer

The 2023 Winners of the Pezcoller Foundation-Maria Begnudelli Fellowship Awards with the Symposium Chairman dr Kaelin, the Chairman of the Evaluation Committee dr Loda, and President Galligioni

The 2024 Pezcoller Foundation - Maria Begnudelli Awards recipients will be presented during the next Pezcoller Symposium (June 2024).

Starting from the 2003 Symposium, more than 50 young Researchers have been awarded so far.
Zingg Daniel
Boccalatte Francesco
Sommaggio Roberta
Vittoria Francesco Maria
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