ARTICULUM Fellowships

Recipients of the ARTICULUM 2009/10 Fellowship:

Fellow: Jérome Avouac, Rheumatology Fellow in Paris, France
Host centre: Georg Schett, Erlangen, Germany
Project title: Relevance of IRF5 and STAT4 genes in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis: input from animal models

Fellow: Mária Filková, Rheumatology Fellow in Prague, Czech Republic
Host centre: Steffen Gay, Zürich, Switzerland
Project title: Adipokines and epigenetics in rheumatic diseases

Fellow: Bridget Hodkinson, Rheumatology Fellow in Soweto, South Africa
Host centre: Francis Berenbaum, Paris, France
Project title: Predictive factors of clinical aggravation in hand osteoarthritis : role of radiographic scores

Fellow: Pedro Machado, Rheumatology Fellow in Coimbra, Portugal
Host centre: Désirée van der Heijde, Leiden, The Netherlands
Project title: Disease assessment and outcome in ankylosing spondylitis

Fellow: Peter Mandl, Rheumatololy Fellow in Budapest, Hungary
Host centre: Josef Smolen, Vienna, Austria
Project title: The presence and potential function of acetylcholine receptors on osteoclasts within the framework of the antiinflammatory cholinergic pathway

Recipients of the ARTICULUM 2008/9 Fellowship:

Fellow: Mike Peters, Rheumatology Fellow in The Netherlands
Host centre: Ian McInnes, Great Britain
Project title: Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Fellow: Peter Cheung, Rheumatology Fellow in Australia
Host centre: Maxime Dougados, France
Project title: Ultrasonography scoring systems of synovitis in RA

Fellow: Borbala Pazar, Rheumatology Fellow in Hungary
Host centre: Steffen Gay, Switzerland
Project title: Toll-like receptors mediated signalling in rheumatic diseases

Fellow: Dallos Tomas, Rheumatology Fellow in Slovak Republic
Host centre: Georg Schett, Germany
Project title: Plasma cell-micro vessel interaction in the synovium of rheumatoid arthritis

Fellow: Sibel Zehra Aydin, Rheumatology Fellow in Turkey
Host centre: Paul Emery, Great Britain
Project title: High resolution MRI in enthesopathy with special emphasis on the assessment of periosteal fibrocartilages and synovio-entheseal complexes

Recipients of the ARTICULUM 2006/7 Fellowship:

Fellow: Paulius Venalis, Rheumatology Fellow in Lithuania
Host centre: Joachim Kalden, Germany
Project title: In development

Fellow: Samar Kerkeni, Rheumatology Fellow in Tunisia
Host centre: Maxime Dougados in France
Project title: In development

Fellow: Abdurrahnam Tufan, Rheumatology Fellow in Turkey
Host centre: Ferdinand Breedveld, The Netherlands
Project title: In development

Recipients of the ARTICULUM 2005/6 Fellowship:

Fellow: Hans Ulrich Scherer, Rheumatology Fellow in Germany
Host centre: Ferdinand Breedveld, The Netherlands
Project title: CD4+CD25+ naturally occurring regulatory T cells directly inhibit inflammation by shedding of sTNFRII
van Mierlo GJ, Scherer HU, Hameetman M, Morgan ME, Flierman R, Huizinga TW, Toes RE.Cutting Edge:

TNFR-Shedding by CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells Inhibits the Induction of Inflammatory Mediators.
J Immunol. 2008 Mar 1;180(5):2747-51.

Fellow: Yvonne Rengel Colina, Rheumatology Fellow in Venezuela
Host centre: Steffen Gay, Switzerland
Project title: Search for novel genes in the activation of the synovial cell in RA/gene transfer of novel inhibitors to inhibit. Synovial cell mediated cartilage destruction.

Fellow: Sumit Batra, Orthopaedic Fellow in India
Host centre: Maxime Dougados, France
Project title: Role of total arthroplasty in hip osteoarthritis over a 10 years period. Project has been postponed, and is still to commence.

Fellow: Francisca Sivera Marcaro, Rheumatology Fellow in Spain
Host centre: Paul Emery, UK
Project title: Prevalence of cardiovascular events in scleroderma


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