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Publication Award

SGN-SSN Publication Award

Prize for the best Nephrology Original Article published by an SGN-SSN member in 2021.
The SGN-SSN Publication Award will be presented at the SGN-SSN Congress 2022 for the eleventh time. This prize is supported by a generous grant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical (Switzerland) GmbH and shall honor the best Nephrology Original Article in clinical and/or basic research published the year before (publication date 2021).
In order to participate, the first author, the last author (senior author) or the corresponding author needs to be a member of the SGN-SSN. The winner will be invited to give a short oral presentation about the selected work at a plenary session at the SGN-SSN Annual Meeting and will receive a CHF 5’000.00 prize.

To submit a publication for this contest (see selection criteria above), please fill in the online form and upload the article as well as a short text explaining why you think that the jury should choose your submission.

Deadline of submission: September 11th, 2022 (midnight). The best publication will be chosen by the SGN-SSN Scientific Commission. The winner will be informed at the beginning of November.

For information contact the SSN Office: Tel. +41 (0)31-711-24-60


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Altered glycosylation of IgG4 promotes lectin complement pathway activation in anti-PLA2R1–associated membranous nephropathy
George Haddad, Johan M. Lorenzen, Hong Ma, Noortje de Haan, Harald Seeger, Christelle Zaghrini, Simone Brandt, Malte Kölling, Urs Wegmann, Bence Kiss, Gábor Pál, Péter Gál, Rudolf P. Wüthrich, Manfred Wuhrer, Laurence H. Beck, David J. Salant, Gérard Lambeau, and Andreas D. Kistler
J Clin Invest. 2021;131(5):e140453 /

A late B lymphocyte action in dysfunctional tissue repair following kidney injury and transplantation
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS | (2019) 10:1157 |
Pietro E. Cippà, Jing Liu, Bo Sun, Sanjeev Kumar, Maarten Naesens & Andrew P. McMahon

The award ceremony took place at the SSN Annual Meeting 2021 in Interlaken

Festa BP, Chen Z, Berquez M, Debaix H, Tokonami N, Prange JA, Hoek GV, Alessio C, Raimondi A, Nevo N, Giles RH, Devuyst O, Luciani A
Impaired autophagy bridges lysosomal storage disease and epithelial dysfunction in the kidney
Nature Communications 9:161, 2018

Tanguy Corre, Francisco J. Arjona, Caroline Hayward, Sonia Youhanna, Jeroen H.F. de Baaij, Hendrica Belge, Nadine Nägele, Huguette Debaix, Maxime G. Blanchard, Michela Traglia, Sarah E. Harris, Sheila Ulivi,Rico Rueedi, David Lamparter, Aurélien Macé, Cinzia Sala, Stefania Lenarduzzi, Belen Ponte, Menno Pruijm, Daniel Ackermann, Georg Ehret, Daniela Baptista, Ozren Polasek, Igor Rudan, Toby W. Hurd, Nicholas D. Hastie, Veronique Vitart, Geràrd Waeber, Zoltán Kutalik, Sven Bergmann, Rosa Vargas-Poussou, Martin Konrad, Paolo Gasparini, Ian J. Deary, John M. Starr, Daniela Toniolo, Peter Vollenweider, Joost G.J. Hoenderop, René J.M. Bindels, Murielle Bochud, Olivier Devuyst Genome-Wide Meta-Analysis Unravels Interactions between Magnesium Homeostasis and Metabolic Phenotypes J Am Soc Nephrol 29: 335–348, 2018. doi:

Camille Ansermet,* Matthias B. Moor,* Gabriel Centeno,* Muriel Auberson,* Dorothy Zhang Hu,†  Roland Baron,† Svetlana Nikolaeva,*‡  Barbara Haenzi,* Natalya Katanaeva,* Ivan Gautschi,* Vladimir Katanaev,*§ Samuel Rotman,|  Robert Koester Laurent Schild,* Sylvain Pradervand,** Olivier Bonny,*††  and Dmitri Firsov*
*Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and **Genomic Technologies Facility, University of  Lausanne, Lausanne  Switzerland; †Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; ‡Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry,  St. Petersburg, Russia; §School of Biomedicine Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia; |Services of Pathology and  ††Nephrology, Department of Medici University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Renal Fanconi Syndrome and Hypophosphatemic Rickets in the Absence of Xenotropic and Polytropic Retroviral Receptor in the Nephron
J Am Soc Nephrol 28: ccc–ccc, 2016. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2016070726

Abhijeet Todkar,*†‡  Nicolas Picard,* Dominique Loffing-Cueni,* Mads V. Sorensen,* Marija Mihailova,†  Viatcheslav Nesterov,§  Natalia Makhanova,|  Christoph Korbmacher,§ Carsten A. Wagner,†‡  and Johannes Loffing*‡
Institutes of *Anatomy and †Physiology, and ‡Zurich Center of Integrative Human Physiology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; §Institute for Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen- Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany; and |Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Mechanisms of Renal Control  of Potassium Homeostasis in Complete  Aldosterone Deficiency
J Am Soc Nephrol 26: 425–438, 2015. doi:  10.1681/ASN.2013111156

S. de Seigneux, M. Courbebaisse, J. Rutkowski, A. Willhems Bals, M. Metzger, U. Hasler, D. Prié, B. Stengel, C. Wagner, P. Sherer,  P.Y. Martin,  P. Houillier and E. Feraille
Proteinuria increases plasma phosphate by altering its tubular handling
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Jul;26(7):1608-18

Matteo Trudu, Sylvie Janas, Chiara Lanzani, Huguette Debaix, Céline Schaeffer, Masami Ikehata, Lorena Citterio, Sylvie Demaretz, Francesco Trevisani, Giuseppe Ristagno, Bob Glaudemans, Kamel Laghmani, Giacomo Dell’Antonio, the Swiss Kidney Project on Genes in Hypertension (SKIPOGH) team, Johannes Loffing, Maria P Rastaldi, Paolo Manunta, Olivier Devuyst & Luca Rampoldi
Common noncoding UMOD gene variants induce salt-sensitive hypertension and kidney damage by increasing uromodulin expression
Nature Medicine | VOLUME 19 | NUMBER 12 | DECEMBER 2013 |1655-1660

Astrid Starke, Alf Corsenca, Thomas Kohler, Johannes Knubben, Marius Kraenzlin, Daniel Uebelhart, Rudolf P. Wüthrich, Brigitte von Rechenberg, Ralph Müller, and Patrice M. Ambühl.
Correction of Metabolic Acidosis with Potassium Citrate in Renal Transplant Patients and its Effect on Bone Quality.
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7: 1461–1472, 2012

Ivana Pavik, Philippe Jaeger, Andreas D. Kistler, Diane Poster, Fabienne Krauer, Claudia Cavelti-Weder, Katharina M. Rentsch, Rudolf P. Wüthrich, Andreas L. Serra
Patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease have elevated fibroblast growth factor
23 levels and a renal leak of phosphate
Kidney International (2011) 79 , 234–240