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Awards

Awardees at the International Winterworkshops on Clinical, Chemical, and Biochemical Aspects of Pteridines, held at St.Christoph/Arlberg, Austria:

17th Winterworkshop, February 14th – 21st, 1998
Young Investigator Award:

Viola Groehn, EPROVA AG, Schaffhausen, CH
Reduced folates and their role in hyperhomocysteinemia

18th Winterworkshop, March 6th – 13th, 1999
Young Investigator Award:

Günther Schwarz, Botanical Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, D
The molybdopterin cofactor: biosynthesis and deficiencies in humans

19th Winterworkshop, February 12nd – 19th, 2000
Young Investigator Award:

Georg Hoffmann, Department of Physiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, D
Neopterin inhibits Ca2+ transients in a permanent pneumocyte-derived cell line

20th Winterworkshop, February 10th – 17th, 2001
Young Investigator Award:

Scot O. Grebe, Clinic of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Philipps-University, Marburg, D
Assessment of the immune response in renal transplant recipients using neural networks

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21st Winterworkshop, February 23rd – March 2nd, 2002
Blair-Curtius-Pfleiderer-Wachter Award for Pteridine Research
Knut Teigen, Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, N
The conformation of the complexes of tetrahydrobiopterin and the aromatic amino acid hydroxylases

22nd Winterworkshop, Februaray 22nd – March 1st, 2003,
Blair-Curtius-Pfleiderer-Wachter Award for Pteridine Research:
Harald Schennach, Central Institute of Blood Transfusion and Immunology, University Hospital, Innsbruck, A

Neopterin screening in blood donations and infectious risk

23rd Winterworkshop, February 28nd - March 6th, 2004
Blair-Curtius-Pfleiderer-Wachter Award for Pteridine Research:
Engin AB, Department of Toxicology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, TR

Effect of ionizing radiation on pteridine pathway and evaluation of its cytotoxicity in exposed hospital staff

24th Winterworkshop, February 27th - March 5th, 2005
Blair-Curtius-Pfleiderer-Wachter Award for Pteridine Research: 

Julia Razumovitch,
Department of Biophysics, Physics Faculty, Belarus State University, Minsk, BLR
Belarussia Influence of neopterin and 7,8-dihydroneopterin on signal transduction pathways in neutrophils

25th Winterworkshop, March 5th - March 12th, 2006
Blair-Curtius-Pfleiderer-Wachter Award for Pteridine Research: 
Gerald Brandacher, Dept. of Transplantation Surgery, Medical University, Innsbruck, A
Neopterin and Indoleamine (2,3)-dioxygenase in patients after kidney transplantation

26th Winterworkshop, March 4th - March 11th, 2007
Blair-Curtius-Pfleiderer-Wachter Award for Pteridine Research:
Bohuslav Melichar, Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Charles University Medical School and Teaching Hospital, Hradec Kralove, CZ
Urinary neopterin in patients with breast carcinoma and
with ovarian cancer

27th Winterworkshop, March 2nd - March 9th, 2008
Blair-Curtius-Pfleiderer-Wachter Award for Pteridine Research:
Katharina Kurz-Schroecksnadel, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Medical University, Innsbruck, A
Neopterin and asymetric dimethylarginine in patients with HIV-1 infection

28th Winterworkshop, March 1st - March 8th, 2009
Blair-Curtius-Pfleiderer-Wachter Award for Pteridine Research:

Steven P. Gieseg, Free Radical Biochemistry Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Distribution of biomarkers of oxidation and macrophage activation in human pus and
atherosclerotic plaques 
& Inhibition of OxLDL mediated macrophage necrosis by down regulation of OxLDL uptake, CD36 expression and intracellular oxidant production by 7,8-dihydroneopterin

29th Winterworkshop, February 28th - March 7th, 2010
Blair-Curtius-Pfleiderer-Wachter Award for Pteridine Research:

Katrin Watschinger, Division of Biological Chemistry, Biocenter, Medical University, Innsbruck, A
Distribution of alkylglycerol monooxygenase and fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase activities in tissues and subcellular compartments

30th Winterworkshop, March 20th - March 27th, 2011
Blair-Curtius-Pfleiderer-Wachter Award for Pteridine Research:
Fai M Leung, Biosensors and Bioelectronics Lab, Department of Chemistry, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, HK
Biomarker for detection of viral infection - neopterin in combination with C-reactive
protein

31st Winterworkshop, February 26th - March 4th, 2012
Blair-Curtius-Pfleiderer-Wachter Award for Pteridine Research:

Gozde Girgin, Faculty of Pharmacy, Toxicology Department, Hacettepe University, Ankara, TR
Effect of occupational zinc nanoaerosol exposure on neopterin levels and tryptophan degradation

32nd Winterworkshop, February 24th - March 3rd, 2013
Blair-Curtius-Pfleiderer-Wachter Award for Pteridine Research:

Johanna M. Gostner, Division of Medical Biochemistry, Biocenter, Medical University, Innsbruck, A
Lavender oil suppresses indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase activity in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells & Antioxidant compounds suppress activity of diaminooxidase (DAO)