International Society for Transgenic Technologies

THE ISTT PRIZE

.The ISTT has established a "Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of Transgenic Technologies"

The ISTT Prize is meant to publicly recognise outstanding contributions to the field of Transgenic Technologies made by individual scientists

The ISTT Prize is awarded at each Transgenic Technology (TT) Meeting

genOway

This ISTT Prize is generously sponsored by genOway

The ISTT Prize Committee is composed of the ISTT President, the ISTT Vice-President, the CEO of genOway and all previous ISTT Prize awardees

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Previous awarded scientists

ISTT Prize
Awarded Scientist  TT Meeting Place and Date
10th
Janet Rossant TT2014 Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, October 2014
9th
Allan Bradley TT2013 Guangzhou, China, February 2013
8th
Ralph L. Brinster TT2011 Florida, USA, October 2011
7th
A. Francis Stewart TT2010 Berlin, Germany, March 2010
6th
Brigid Hogan TT2008 Toronto, Canada, October 2008
5th
Charles Babinet (1939-2008) TT2007 Brisbane, Australia, February 2007
4th
Andras Nagy TT2005 Barcelona, Spain, September 2005
3rd
Qi Zhou TT2004 Uppsala, Sweden, March 2004
2nd
Kenneth J. McCreath TT2002 Munich, Germany, October 2002
1st
Teruhiko Wakayama TT2001 Stockholm, Sweden, June 2001

 

ISTT Prize Awardee
Merits recognized by the ISTT Prize committee to the Awarded Scientist
Janet Rossant

Janet Rossant

10th ISTT prize for Transgenic Technologies (2014)

 awarded to Prof. Janet Rossant at the TT2014 meeting, in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

for her outstanding contributions to the field of transgenic technologies, for her many fundamental contributions to the science and technology of manipulating early pre-implantation mouse embryos and their instrumental role in our current understanding of mouse genetics and developmental biology. Her work on embryonic stem cell biology, blastocyst-derived cell lineages, and the mechanisms of cell-fate decisions in the early mouse embryo have been fundamental in deciphering how embryo-derived stem cells can be maintained and differentiated. Furthermore, her personal contributions in all of these areas have facilitated the development of the mouse transgenesis tools and methods used daily by many ISTT members.

Allan Bradley

Allan Bradley

9th ISTT prize for Transgenic Technologies (2013)

 awarded to Prof. Allan Bradley at the TT2013 meeting, in Guangzhou, China 

in awarding this prize to Dr. Bradley, the ISTT Prize committee acknowledges his many fundamental contributions to the science and technology of manipulating the mouse genome. His pioneering mouse embryonic stem (ES) cell work in the 1980s, demonstrating germ-line transmission and the great potential of ES cells to generate mice carrying mutations in endogenous genes, established milestones in a field that saw the award of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Mario Capecchi, Martin Evans, and Oliver Smithies.

Ralph L. Brinster

Ralph L. Brinster

8th ISTT prize for Transgenic Technologies (2011)

 awarded to Prof. Ralph L. Brinster at the TT2011 meeting, in Florida, USA

for his outstanding contributions to the field of transgene technologies, for his exceptional, fruitful and highly stimulating contributions to the field of animal transgenesis. The ISTT Prize Committee unanimously and wholeheartedly supported his nomination. Very few scientists have contributed as much to the field of modern animal biotechnology as Dr. Brinster did in his pioneering work in establishing, developing and advancing animal transgenesis methods and principles.

A. Francis Stewart

A. Francis Stewart

7th ISTT prize for Transgenic Technologies (2010)

 awarded to Prof. A. Francis Stewart at the TT2010 meeting, in Berlin, Germany

for his innovative and pioneering work that allows regulated homologous recombination to take place in bacteria, enabling and establishing BAC recombineering, plus a wide range of invaluable tools for specifically modifying and assessing genetic modifications in plasmids, transgenes and genomes. These tools have become central in the functional postgenomic era and instrumental for the international mouse genome knockout consortia.

Brigid Hogan

Brigid Hogan

6th ISTT prize for Transgenic Technologies (2008)

 awarded to Prof. Brigid Hogan at the TT2008 meeting, in Toronto, Canada

for her outstanding contributions to the field of transgene technologies, her extraordinary contribution to the field of molecular genetics and mouse development, and her most generous willingness to disseminate her knowledge to the scientific community. She has been especially important in the development of standardized protocols for generating genetically modified mice, as can be seen by her co-authorship of the first several editions of "Manipulating the Mouse Embryo". Generations of scientists and technicians have learned how to generate transgenic mice and to work with the associated technologies using the protocols described in these books.

Charles Babinet

Charles Babinet

5th genOway prize for Transgenic Technologies (2007)

awarded to Prof. Charles Babinet (1939-2008) at the TT2007 meeting, in Brisbane, Australia

for his scientific achievements in the fields of mammalian transgenesis and mammalian embryo development. He, very early on, became interested in investigating early mouse embryo development, and, as a result, mastered all types of genetic modifications that could be used to develop genetically modified mice and devised useful methods, such as the classical 2-cell embryo freezing protocol with 1-2 Propanediol. As a developmental biologist, he contributed numerous scientific publications to the field. In the last years of his life, he became interested in embryonic stem cells and their ability to differentiate into all cell types

Andras Nagy

Andras Nagy

4th genOway prize for Transgenic Technologies (2005)

 awarded to Dr. Andras Nagy at the TT2005 meeting, in Barcelona, Spain

for his scientific achievements in the fields of mammalian transgenesis and mammalian embryo development. Andras has been a leader in the use of embryonic stem cells for more than twenty years. He described his work as "building", and, as such, has developed numerous tools that are widely used both in mouse engineering (such as R1 ES cells), and with human ES cells. His work on developing a Cre-mouse database and in combining recombinases and inducible systems has enabled mouse geneticists to easily and efficiently create mouse models with tissue and temporally-specfic gene expression of their gene.

Qi Zhou

Qi Zhou

3rd genOway prize for Transgenic Technologies (2004)

 awarded to Dr. Qi Zhou at the TT2004 meeting, in Uppsala, Sweden

for his scientific achievements in the field of rat cloning (first rat cloned): Zhou Q, Renard JP, Le Friec G, Brochard V, Beaujean N, Cherifi Y, Fraichard A, Cozzi J. Generation of fertile cloned rats by regulating oocyte activation. Science. 2003 Nov 14;302(5648):1179.

Kenneth J. McCreath

Kenneth J. McCreath

2nd genOway prize for Transgenic Technologies (2002)

 awarded to Dr. Kenneth J. McCreath at the TT2002 meeting, in Munich, Germany

for his scientific achievements in the field of gene-targeting in livestock (first gene-targeted sheep): McCreath KJ, Howcroft J, Campbell KH, Colman A, Schnieke AE, Kind AJ. Production of gene-targeted sheep by nuclear transfer from cultured somatic cells. Nature. 2000 Jun 29;405(6790):1066-9.

Teruhiko Wakayama

Teruhiko Wakayama

1st genOway prize for Transgenic Technologies (2001)

 awarded to Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama at the TT2001 meeting, in Stockholm, Sweden

for his scientific achievements in the field of mouse cloning (first mouse cloned): Wakayama T, Perry AC, Zuccotti M, Johnson KR, Yanagimachi R. Full-term development of mice from enucleated oocytes injected with cumulus cell nuclei. Nature. 1998 Jul 23;394(6691):369-74.

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All ISTT Prize winners are given Honorary Membership in the ISTT

The ISTT Prize represents a silver-made mouse blastocyst created by the Hungarian artist Mr. Bela Rozsnyay

ISTT Transgene Tecnnologies Prize

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