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The Journal of Vascular Research/European Society for Microcirculation (JVR/ESM) Award aims to spotlight important and growing fields of research with high impact for vascular biology and the microcirculation, with the goal of giving an award to one of the most prominent researchers in the field.

There is no application procedure: All papers published in Journal of Vascular Research in the 2 years prior to the award ceremony and ESM abstracts (of the year of the award) are eligible to enter for the JVR/ESM prize. Nomination is organized by JVR’s Editor in Chief.

A panel of experts consisting of JVR editors and ESM scientific committee members awards the EUR 2,000 prize, which is presented to the first author of the paper.

Awardees will also be given free membership of the ESM for 4 years.


JVR/ESM Award Winner


Winner 2023

James S. Bell, Cardiff University, UK

Microstructural Characterization of Resistance Artery Remodelling in Diabetes Mellitus

Bell J.S., Adio A.O., Pitt A., Hayman L., Thorn C.E., Shore A.C., Whatmore J.L., Winlove C.P.
J Vasc Res 2022;59:50–60 (DOI:10.1159/000517856)

Winner 2021

Skipped since ESM 2021 meeting was cancelled due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Winner 2019

Lydia Sorokin, Münster University, Germany
In recognition of her excellent research on the role of laminins in vascular function.

JVR/ESM Prize 2019 Awarded to Prof. Lydia Sorokin

Pohl U.
J Vasc Res 2019;56:160–161 (DOI:10.1159/000502311)

Winner 2017

Christer Betsholtz, Uppsala University, Sweden
In recognition of his excellent research in microcirculatory and pericyte physiology.

Poster published on page 63 of ESM-EVBO 2017. 2nd Joint Meeting of the European Society for Microcirculation (ESM) and European VascularBiology Organisation (EVBO). Geneva, Switzerland, 29 May to 1 June 2017: Abstracts

J Vasc Res 2017;54(suppl 1):1-80 (DOI:10.1159/000471944)

Winner 2015

Martin R Bennett, University of Cambridge, UK
Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Senescence in Vascular Disease

Award Lecture JVR/ESM published on page 58 of Joint Meeting of the European Society for Microcirculation (ESM) European Vascular Biology Organisation (EVBO). Pisa, Italy, June 3–6, 2015: Abstracts

J Vasc Res 2015;52(Suppl 1):1-88 (DOI:10.1159/0000433498)

Winner 2008

Remco Megens, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Two-Photon Microscopy of Vital Murine Elastic and Muscular Arteries

Megens R.T.A. · Reitsma S. · Schiffers P.H.M. · Hilgers R.H.P. · De Mey J.G.R. · Slaaf D.W. · oude Egbrink M.G.A. · van Zandvoort M.A.M.J.
J Vasc Res 2007;44:87-98 (DOI:10.1159/000098259)

Winner 2006

Gangaraju Rajashekhar, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

Continuous Endothelial Cell Activation Increases Angiogenesis: Evidence for the Direct Role of Endothelium Linking Angiogenesis and Inflammation

Rajashekhar G. · Willuweit A. · Patterson C.E. · Sun P. · Hilbig A. · Breier G. · Helisch A. · Clauss M.
J Vasc Res 2006;43:193-204 (DOI: 10.1159/000090949)

Runner-up 2006

Hui Miao, University of California San Diego, USA

Effects of Flow Patterns on the Localization and Expression of VE-Cadherin at Vascular Endothelial Cell Junctions: In vivo and in vitro Investigations

Miao H. · Hu Y.-L. · Shiu Y.-T. · Yuan S. · Zhao Y. · Kaunas R. · Wang Y. · Jin G. · Usami S. · Chien S.
J Vasc Res 2005;42:77-89 (DOI: 10.1159/000083094)

Winner 2004

Erik N.T.P. Bakker, University of Aarhus, Denmark and Academic Medical Center and Cardiovascular Research Institute Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Activation of Resistance Arteries with Endothelin-1: From Vasoconstriction to Functional Adaptation and Remodeling

Bakker E.N.T.P. · Buus C.L. · VanBavel E. · Mulvany M.J.
J Vasc Res 2004;41:174-182 (DOI: 10.1159/000077288)

Winner 2002

John H. Tinsley, Texas A&M University, USA

Protein Transfection of Intact Microvessels Specifically Modulates Vasoreactivity and Permeability

Tinsley J.H. · Zawieja D.C. · Wu M.H. · Ustinova E.E. · Xu W. · Yuan S.Y.
J Vasc Res 2001;38:444-452 (DOI: 10.1159/000051077)

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