CSL Behring Encouragement Grant in haemostasis & thrombosis

In collaboration with the BSTH, CSL Behring is pleased to announce the donation of an Encouragement Grant of 10.000€.

The goal of this Encouragement Grant is to provide support for physicians, basic research scientists and other healthcare professionals active in the field of Haemostasis and Thrombosis, to advance their expertise in this field. Project selection will be broad and may include in principle every (sub)project, internship abroad, educational purpose in the domain of Haemostasis and Thrombosis

In all cases, the Encouragement Grant intends to allow clinicians, nurses, research scientists and other HCPs to extend their expertise and achieve cutting-edge results.

Submission criteria and guidelines



BSTH Board



Winners of the CSL Behring Encouragement Grant in haemostasis & thrombosis:


Mandy Grootaert, UC Louvain, Revisiting LOX-1 as a promising therapeutic target for atherosclerosis: Impact of LOX-1 inhibition on platelet activation and bleeding risk


Sarah Vandelanotte, KU Leuven, Endothelial cell targeted gene therapy as a long-term treatment of von Willebrand disease


Kymentie Ferdinande, UZ Gent,  Haemostasis in Chronic Liver Disease


Senna Staessens, Kulak, Towards improving thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: an interdisciplinary approach combining computer systems biology with novel therapeutic targets


Matthias Engelen, KU Leuven, for his research: Contact activation in atrial fibrillation and ischemic heart disease – from pathophysiology to new therapeutic strategies


Charlotte Dekimpe, Kulak, for her research project on gene therapy for TTP: Gene therapy for congenital thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura using adenovirus/Sleeping Beauty transposon hybrids


Christophe Vandenbriele, KU Leuven, on his research project The role of the contact activation pathway in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)


Elien Roose Kulak, to work for three months with Dr. Mihaela Delcea at the Centre for Innovation Competence - Humoral Immune Reactions in Cardiovascular Diseases (ZIK HIKE, University of Greifswald, Germany) on the elucidation of the unfolding of ADAMTS13 using ITC and AFM.

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