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The CSL Behring Nordic VW Scholarship

Nordic VW Scholarship

The CSL Behring Nordic von Willebrand Scholarship is a biennial award established in 2004 in order to support research and development within the field of von Willebrand Disease (VWD) in the Nordic region.

 

The winner of the scholarship for 2016 is

Prof. Christer Halldén, Biomedicine, Kristianstad University, Sweden

for the project:
"Identification of disease-causing genes and mutations in von Willebrand disease type 1"

 

Previous winners of the Nordic von Willebrand Scholarship

In 2014

the Scholarship was won by:
Dr. Timea Szántó, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, for the project:
"Towards a better understanding of von Willebrand disease - the impact of platelet function and thrombin generation on clinical phenotypes"

In 2012

the Scholarship was won by:
Dr. Anna Ågren, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Solna, Sweden , for the project:
"Global Hemostatic Methods for detection of von Willebrand's Disease"

In 2008

the scholarship was shared between:
Dr. Mattias Karlman, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Solna, Sweden, for the project:
"New methods for measurement of the functionality of von Willebrand factor in patients with increased bleeding tendency"
and
Petra Elfvinge, Karolinska Universtietssjukhuset Solna, Sweden, for the project:
"Health-related quality of life in women with heavy menstrual bleeding"

In 2006

the scholarship was shared between:
Prof.Jørgen Ingerslev, University Hospital Skejby, Denmark, for the project:
”Development of luminographic method for detection and qualitative evaluation of von Willebrand factor in blood plasma”
and
Elsa Lanke, Malmö University Hospital, Sweden, for the project:
"Analysis of the N1421K mutation in the A1 domain of the von Willebrand factor gene"

In 2004

the scholarship was awarded to:
Prof. Stefan Lethagen, Malmö University Hospital, Sweden, for the project:
"Genetic characterization of von Willebrand disease type 1: Finding additional loci and tracing the evolutionary history of the von Willebrand factor gene region"

 

Announcement and Applications

The scholarship is awarded every second year and announced at the Nordic Coagulation Meeting the preceding year, as well as under the News section on our website.

All applications are reviewed by a scientific committee consisting of three coagulation experts from the Nordic Region and one representative from CSL Behring AB.

Nordic VW Scholarship Statutes