2016 Award Winner Prof. Adrian Liston

Appointment at time of winning the Award:  Group leader at  VIB Translational Immunology Lab, University of Leuven, Belgium

Adrian Liston, born 1980, receives the € 20,000 prize for his seminal work in elucidating key mechanisms by which the immune system avoids attacking its own organism while remaining effective against pathogens.

The Jury: »His experiments have paved the way for understanding key steps in controlling regulatory T-cells that are critical for balancing between autoimmunity and immunosuppression. His work opens up the way for new therapeutic approaches towards diseases resulting from a dysregulated immune homeostasis.«

The official prize ceremony took place at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany,  on June 2, 2016. The laudatio honoring Adrian Liston’s achievements was held by the jury chairman Prof. Reinhard Jahn.