Our department of Thoracic Surgery is supported by national and international foundations in its intense research activities. The medical personnel of our department, who received an award is mentioned below and also listed in the Annual Report.

​Ilhan Inci
​SGT 2019 - Best clinical paper

Lung Transplantation with Controlled Donation after Circulatory Death Donors

​​Wolfgang Jungraithmayr

B. Braun Award to N. Enz and W. Jungraithmayr, 54th annual meeting of the ESSR
The co-expression of CD26 and TGF-β1 renders lung cancer targetable to CD26-inhibition
Ilhan Inci
​von der Swiss Thoracic Surgery Association
Lung transplantation with controlle ddonation after ciruculatory death donors: initial experience in Switzerland
Ilhan Inci
Zurich Transplant Center Price for "Best experimental publication"
Cytokine filtration modulates pulmonary metabolism and edema formation during ex vivo lung perfusion 

​​Wolfgang Jungraithmayr

Best Abstract selected for the Caves Award at the Annual Congress of the ISHLT 2017, San Diego
Induction of persistent lung transplant tolerance by IL-2 complex-stimulates Tregs in vivo
Wolfgang Jungraithmayr
Walter Brendel Award for the best scientific presentation at the 52nd congress of the European Society of Surgical Research (ESSR) 2017, Amsterdam, Netherland
Induction of persistent tolerance to lung transplants by IL- complex-stimulated regulatory T cells in vivo

​​Isabelle Opitz, Martina Friess, Mayura Meerang, Michaela Kirschner, Karima Bérard, Byron Bitanihirwe, Walter Weder

​​Poster Prize 2016 -  Gesellschaft für Thoraxchirurgie (DGT), Freiburg/D

​"Factors associated with long term freedom from recurrence after induction chemotherapy and extrapleural pneumonec-tomy in mesothelioma patient"

Wolfgang Jungraithmayr

Award for the Best Master Thesis in 2016 by the Medical Faculty of the University Zurich
Decrease of Airway Allergies After Lung Transplantation Is Associated With Reduced Basophils and Eosinophils.

​Award winner
PD Dr. Dr. W. Jungraithmayr​
​Beste exerimentelle freie Mitteilung - Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Thorax-chirurgie (SGT), Bern
​​"Lung allograft acceptance by CD26 co-stimulatory blockade is due to a balanced expression of IL17 and IL10"
​PD Dr. Dr. W. Jungraithmayr
​​Experimentell-wissenschaft-licher Preis 2015 - UniversitätsSpital Zürich, Transplantationszentrum
​​"CD26 co-stimulatory blockade improves lung allograft rejection and is associated with enhanced IL10-expression"
Award winner
Prof. Dr. I. Schmitt-Opitz
Science Award of the Gertrud Siegenthaler Foundation, Zurich
PD Dr.Dr. ​W. Jungraithmayr
​Swiss Transplant Research Award 2014 - ​1st prize for basic research of the Swiss society of Transplantation
"​Cytokine complex-expanded natural killer cells improve allogeneic lung transplant function via depletion of donor dendritic cells"
Prof. Dr. I. Schmitt-Opitz
Prof. Dr. W. Weder
​Swiss Society of Thoracic Surgery (SGT), Berne
"Extrapleural Pneumonectomy after Induction Chemotherapy: Perioperative Outcome in 251 Mesothelioma Patients from Three High-Volume Institu-tions
​​Prof.Dr. I. Inci
​Swiss Society of Thoracic Surgery (SGT), Berne
Sur​factant Improves Graft Function After Gastric Acid-Induced Lung Damage in Lung Transplantation


Award winner

PD Dr. ​W.Jungraithmayr

Award for the Best Oral Presentation (from 2200 submitted abstracts)  at the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT) Congress, Vienna, September 2013

​"​Natural killer cells improve allogeneic lung transplants via depletion of donor dendritic cells"
PD Dr. ​W.Jungraithmayr
Award for the Best Experimental Presentation 2013 - Swiss Society of Thoracic Surgery
"​Natural killer cells improve allogeneic lung transplants via depletion of donor dendritic cells"
PD Dr. ​W.Jungraithmayr
​Award for the Best Experimental Publication 2013 - Swiss Society of Thoracic Surgery
"​The depletion of donor macrophages reduces ischemiareperfusion
injury in mouse lung transplants"

​Award winner

Dr. ​Thomas Wiedl
Best experimental publication - Award of the Swiss Society of Thoracic Surgery
"Activity-based proteomics: Identification of ABHD11 and ESD activities as potential biomarkers for human lung adenocarcinoma"​
Dr. Stephane Collaud
Best clinical publication - Award of the Swiss Society of Thoracic Surgery
​"Significance of a new fluorodeoxyglucose-positive lesion on restaging positron emission tomography/computed tomography after induction therapy for non-small-cell lung cancer"


C. Frei, I. Opitz, A. Soltermann, B. Fischer, U, Moura, H. Rehrauer, W. Weder, R. Stahel, E. Felley-Bosco
10th Day of Clinical Research, 9th June
Poster Prize
PD Dr. W. Jungraithmayr
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons. 19th European Conference in General Thoracic Surgery, Marseille, France, 5-8 June
PD ​Dr. W. Jungraithmayr
Swiss Society of Thoracic Surgery
​Best Publication in Thoracic Surgery in the Year 2011
PD Dr. W. Jungraithmayr, Dr. S. Arni, Dr. S. Korom, Prof. Dr. W. Weder  
​98. Annual conference of the SGC, Geneva 25th - 27th May
Best poster presentation ARS (Association for Research in Surgery)


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