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Young investigators awarded for research excellence at Australia meeting

Gold Coast, Australia
September 6, 2011

Eight IOF Young Investigator Awards were presented by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) to young researchers from Australia, China, India and Japan, in recognition of their outstanding work. The awards, valued at 1,000 USD each, were awarded to the highest scored abstracts by researchers under the age of 40.

The presentations were made on September 5th during the IOF Regionals 2nd Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis & Bone Meeting and Australian and New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society Annual Scientific Meeting, with the Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research. The meeting is being held until September 8 at the Gold Coast Convention Center in Queensland Australia.

The winning investigators and the topic of their research presentations are as follows:

  • Agnieszka Arthur (Australia): The role of EPHB/EPHRINB molecules in fracture repair
  • Haslinda Gould (Australia): Normative ultrasound data for population-based Australian men and women: The Geelong Osteoporosis Study
  • Shozo Itoh (Japan): Functional redundancy of GSK-3α and GSK-3β to control chondrocyte differentiation through phosphorylation of RelA/NF-κB p65
  • Masanobu Kawai (Japan): Brown adipose tissue dysfunction causes bone loss
  • Arei Miyamoto (Japan) : Double stranded RNA increases bone mass in osteoporosis model mice by inhibiting osteoclastogenesis via interferon-β/STAT1 pathway
  • Krishanu Mondal (India): A randomized controlled trial on safety and efficacy of single intramuscular vs staggered oral dose of 600,000 IU vitamin D in treatment of nutritional rickets
  • Zhifeng Sheng (China): Serum sclerostin level was positively correlated with bone mineral density in central south Chinese postmenopausal women
  • Rikako Takashima (Japan): The transcription factor Arid5b modulates endochondral bone formation in cooperation with Sox9


Contact: L. Misteli
International Osteoporosis Foundation

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