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The Journal of Vascular Research/European Society for Microcirculation (JVR/ESM) Award aims to spotlight important and growing fields of research with high impact for vascular biology and the microcirculation, with the goal of giving an award to one of the most prominent researchers in the field.

There is no application procedure: All papers published in Journal of Vascular Research in the 2 years prior to the deadline (November 30 of the year of the award) and ESM abstracts (of the year of the award) are eligible to enter for the JVR/ESM prize. Nomination is organized by JVR’s Editor in Chief.

A panel of experts consisting of JVR editors and ESM scientific committee members awards the USD 2,000 prize, which is presented to the first author of the paper.

Awardees will also be given free membership of the ESM for 4 years.

Winner 2021

Skipped since ESM 2021 meeting was cancelled due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Winner 2019

Lydia Sorokin, Münster University, German
In recognition of her excellent research on the role of laminins in vascular function.
JVR/ESM Prize 2019 Awarded to Prof. Lydia Sorokin
Pohl U.
J Vasc Res 2019;56:160-161 (DOI:10.1159/0000502311)

Winner 2017

Christer Betsholtz, Uppsala University, Sweden
In recognition of his excellent research in microcirculatory and pericyte physiology.
Poster published on page 63 of
ESM-EVBO 2017. 2nd Joint Meeting of the European Society for Microcirculation (ESM) and European VascularBiology Organisation (EVBO). Geneva, Switzerland, 29 May to 1 June 2017: Abstracts
J Vasc Res 2017;54(suppl 1):1-80 (DOI: 10.1159/000471944)

Winner 2015

Martin R Bennett, University of Cambridge, UK
Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Senescence in Vascular Disease
Award Lecture JVR/ESM published on page 58 of
Joint Meeting of the European Society for Microcirculation (ESM) European Vascular Biology Organisation (EVBO). Pisa, Italy, June 3–6, 2015: Abstracts
J Vasc Res 2015;52(Suppl 1):1-88 (DOI:10.1159/0000433498)

Winner 2008

Remco Megens, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Two-Photon Microscopy of Vital Murine Elastic and Muscular Arteries
Megens R.T.A. · Reitsma S. · Schiffers P.H.M. · Hilgers R.H.P. · De Mey J.G.R. · Slaaf D.W. · oude Egbrink M.G.A. · van Zandvoort M.A.M.J.
J Vasc Res 2007;44:87-98 (DOI:10.1159/000098259)

Winner 2006

Gangaraju Rajashekhar, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Continuous Endothelial Cell Activation Increases Angiogenesis: Evidence for the Direct Role of Endothelium Linking Angiogenesis and Inflammation
Rajashekhar G. · Willuweit A. · Patterson C.E. · Sun P. · Hilbig A. · Breier G. · Helisch A. · Clauss M.
J Vasc Res 2006;43:193-204 (DOI: 10.1159/000090949)

Runner-up 2006

Hui Miao, University of California San Diego, USA
Effects of Flow Patterns on the Localization and Expression of VE-Cadherin at Vascular Endothelial Cell Junctions: In vivo and in vitro Investigations
Miao H. · Hu Y.-L. · Shiu Y.-T. · Yuan S. · Zhao Y. · Kaunas R. · Wang Y. · Jin G. · Usami S. · Chien S.
J Vasc Res 2005;42:77-89 (DOI: 10.1159/000083094)

Winner 2004

Erik N.T.P. Bakker, University of Aarhus, Denmark and Academic Medical Center and Cardiovascular Research Institute Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Activation of Resistance Arteries with Endothelin-1: From Vasoconstriction to Functional Adaptation and Remodeling
Bakker E.N.T.P. · Buus C.L. · VanBavel E. · Mulvany M.J.
J Vasc Res 2004;41:174-182 (DOI: 10.1159/000077288)

Winner 2002

John H. Tinsley, Texas A&M University, USA
Protein Transfection of Intact Microvessels Specifically Modulates Vasoreactivity and Permeability
Tinsley J.H. · Zawieja D.C. · Wu M.H. · Ustinova E.E. · Xu W. · Yuan S.Y.
J Vasc Res 2001;38:444-452 (DOI: 10.1159/000051077)

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