March 14, 2017

Journal highlights - February issue

Editor-in-Chief Arnold von Eckardstein’s regular newsletter highlighting interesting articles from recent issues of Atherosclerosis journal.

Deposits of calcium are a hallmark of advanced atherosclerosis. The February issue of Atherosclerosis, Volume 257, contains several articles that report on the prognostic value of calcium imaged in atherosclerotic lesion or the calcium homeostasis regulating hormone vitamin D as well as the regulation of calcium homeostasis in vascular smooth muscle cells.

To highlights from the February issue  >>

Announcing the EAS Young Investigator Awards for Outstanding publications

EAS are pleased to announce the winners of the annual Young Investigator Awards for outstanding publications during 2016. These annual EAS prizes for young scientists are intended to recognize distinction shown by publications that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of atherosclerosis and linked metabolic disturbances.

The winners of the EAS Young Investigator Awards for Outstanding Publications during 2016 are:


Paolo Zanoni, Zurich, Switzerland - for the publication “Rare variant in scavenger receptor BI raises HDL cholesterol and increases risk of coronary heart disease” published in Science.

Read about Paolo Zanoni >>


Pirkka-Pekka Laurila, Helsinki, Finland - for the publication “USF1 deficiency activates brown adipose tissue and improves cardiometabolic health” published in Science Translational Medicine.
Sci Transl Med. 2016 Jan 27;8(323):323ra13. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aad0015

Read about Pirkka-Pekka Laurila >>


Congratulations to them both!

Each recipient will receive a prize of € 2000 and will present their work at the annual EAS Congress during the "Rising Stars session", Monday April 24, at 17:00. This session is followed by Keynote Lecture by Prof. Göran Hansson on How LDL causes inflammation in the artery wall.

To the EAS 2017 Prague congress programme >>

40th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Lipoprotein Club - now open for abstract submission

The 40th Scientific meeting of the ELC will be held at the Evangelische Akademie in Tutzing, Germany, from September 04-07, 2017.

The scientific programme is based on five topics, selected by the organising committee, to be discussed at the meeting, in five working sessions spread over four days, starting with a Keynote Lecture with Prof Bart Staels, Lille, France entitled "Lipids and lipoproteins linking fatty liver and cardiovascular disease" on Monday evening, September 04, 2017.

The concept of the meeting is a good mix of presentations by research investigators, postdocs and graduate students. The abstracts are all selected according to their scientific merit, and it has become one of the traditions of the ELC meeting that many graduate students give presentations.

Abstract submission will be open until May 01, 2017.

Read more about the meeting >>

To the Scientific Programme >>

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