Bright Sparks are outstanding early career researchers. In a special session at the Annual Meeting of the NVvI sellected young bright scientists are put in the spotlight. During this exciting event that combines competition with outstanding science, the ultimate Bright Spark of the year is selected by a panel of judges.
2020: Willianne Hoepel – AmsterdamUMC, loc. AMC, ‘Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG from severely ill COVID-19 patients promotes macrophage hyper-inflammatory responses’.
2019: Karin Dijkman - BPRC (Biomedical Primate Research Centre), ‘Prevention of tuberculosis infection and disease by local BCG in repeatedly exposed macaques’.
2018: ECI 2018 – Amsterdam.
2017: Matevz Rumpret – UMCUtrecht, ‘Staphylococcal Phenol-Soluble Modulins are Functional Ligands for Signal Inhibitory Receptor on Leukocytes-1’.
2016: BSI-NVVI Joint meeting
Post-doc: Madhvi Menon - University College London, ‘Abnormal crosstalk between plasmacytoid dendritic cells and regulatory B cells contributes to the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus’.
PhD student: Renee Schreurs – AmsterdamUMC, loc. AMC, ‘Tri-phasic establishment of mucosal memory T cells during human intestinal development’.
2015: Joris Sprokholt – AmsterdamUMC, loc. AMC, ‘Follicular T helper cell formation induced by Dengue virus through RIG-I like receptor and type I interferon receptor crosstalk’.
2014: Lotte de Winde – NCMLS, ‘Deficiency of tetraspanin CD37 induces development of IgA B cell lymphoma through the IL-6 pathway’.
2013: Annelies Mesman – AmsterdamUMC, loc. AMC. ‘Measles virus suppresses RIG-I-like receptor activation in dendritic cells via DC-SIGN-mediated inhibition of PP1 phosphatases’.