Shortlist Announced for Astellas European Foundation Transplantation Grant

CHERTSEY, England, September 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

$150,000 Grant will be awarded on Monday 14th September 

The Astellas European Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2015 Transplantation Grant. The Grant programme supports medical and related scientific programmes which contribute to advancements in transplantation. The six programme finalists are led by institutions from Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania, Spain, and the UK. The winner will be announced at an evening event in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday 14th September.

The shortlisted projects:

Dr Zoltan Mathe, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, 'Assessment of MOOD Disorders Behind Medication Non-Adherence In Renal Transplant Recipients'

Dr Federico Esposti & Professor Antonio Malgaroli, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy, 'Functional Ultrasound imaging as an innovative tool to assess hepatic microcirculation performances during and after liver transplantation procedures'

Dr. Frank JMF Dor, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 'HOPE for kidneys discarded for transplantation'

Professor Irinel Popescu, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest, Romania. 'De novo donor specific anti-HLA antibodies and liver allograft outcome according to ABCB1 and CYP3A5 genotypes in LT recipients taking once/twice daily tacrolimus'

Prof Dr Juan Carlos Garcia-Valdecasas Salgado, University of Barcelona. Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain, 'Evaluation of the feasibility of normothermic regional perfusion followed by ex-vivo normothermic machine perfusion in Type II DCD (Donation after Cardiac Death) Liver Transplants'

Dr Kieran McCafferty, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK, 'The POWERED Study: Prophylaxis with metformin to prevent PTDM'

The Astellas European Foundation is a registered charity with the long-term goal of providing support for programmes and activities that advance our understanding of medicine and health. The winner of the Grant is selected by a Judging Faculty that includes independent European thought leaders.

The Foundation offers annual Grants of $150,000 for Uro-Oncology, Functional Urology/Uro-Gynaecology, and Transplantation. For information regarding the Grant process please contact the Astellas European Foundation by email at or call +44(0)203-379-8039.

Notes to Editors  

About The Astellas European Foundation  

The Astellas European Foundation is a registered charity, formed in 2005, with the long-term goal of providing support for programmes and activities that contribute to the advancement of an increasingly healthy society. In line with this aim, the Foundation has made substantial donations to global charities. The Astellas European Foundation also supports Astellas employees in their private fundraising efforts for charitable causes. The Astellas European Foundation is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, number 1036344.

The Astellas European Foundation was established by funding from Astellas Pharma Inc, but operates independently of it.

Astellas European Foundation

CONTACT: For further information, please contact:Joe Barker, Astellas European Foundation ManagerTel: +44(0)203-379-8039 Email:

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