IUBMB Life Young Investigator Award


  • If the manuscript is a Research Communication and the first author is a Ph.D. candidate or a Post-Doc no more than 3 years after the Ph.D., he or she is eligible to compete for the IUBMB Life- Wiley Young Investigator Award.
  • This annual award comes with a $2000 honorarium that will be awarded at an IUBMB meeting.
  • 2018 Award: Research Communications submitted on or before June 1, 2018 will be eligible and the prize will be awarded at an upcoming 2018 IUBMB meeting (location and date to be announced).

2017 Winner

Joanna Bober

Cholesterol Can Modulate Mitochondrial Aquaporin-8 Expression in Human Hepatic Cells

Mauro Danielli is currently a Research Fellow of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) at the Institute of Experimental Physiology (IFISE), and an advance PhD student at the University of Rosario (Argentina) where he graduated as Biotechnologist in 2012. His doctoral studies, under the mentorship of Dr. Raúl A. Marinelli, focus on the regulation and function of hepatic mitochondrial aquaporin-8 and its relationship with cholesterol metabolism. His recent study on this issue, published in IUBMB Life, is entitled: “Cholesterol can modulate mitochondrial aquaporin-8 expression in human hepatic cells”. The scientific experience of Mauro Danielli involves cell culture, biosynthesis of lipids, and RNA and protein expression studies.

Past Recipients

2016: Joanna Bober for "Identification of new FGF1 binding partners—Implications for its intracellular function"

2015: Yang Chao for  "Aquaporin-4 knockdown ameliorates hypoxic-ischemic cerebral edema in newborn piglets"

About the Editors

Weizmann Institute of Science

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IUBMB Life Young Investigator Award

Joanna Bober

On behalf of the IUBMB, IUBMB Life and Wiley, it is with great pleasure and honor that we announce Mauro Danielli as the recipient of the 2017 IUBMB Life - Wiley Young Investigator Award for his article, Cholesterol can modulate mitochondrial aquaporin-8 expression in human hepatic cells.

More on Mauro Danielli and the Award here.