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19. March 2018

Anne Sophie Lamort receives Distinguished Poster Award at the 16th Lung Science Conference in Estoril, Lisbon

Anne Sophie Lamort, postdoctoral fellow in the Lab “Molecular Lung Carcinogenesis” of Dr. Georgios Stathopoulos at the Comprehensive Pneumology Center received a poster prize at the 16th Lung Science Conference. The title of her poster is: “Tumor-derived granulocyte chemotactic protein 2 cooperates with neutrophil proteinase 3 to drive lung adenocarcinoma. 

Inflammatory signaling from tumor to host cells is critically involved in the pathogenesis of lung adenocarcinoma (LADC), but the exact mechanisms by which the lung epithelium interacts with the immune system during carcinogenesis are obscure. We [A.S. Lamort and G. Stathopoulos] discovered that tumor-originated CXC chemokine granulocyte chemotactic protein 2 (GCP2) cooperates with neutrophil chemokines to drive LADC, providing a paradigm of how the respiratory epithelium coopts the innate immune system during carcinogenesis” summarizes Anne Sophie Lamort.

The 16th Lung Science Conference is organized by European Respiratory Society (ERS) and took place from March 08 - 11, 2018 at the Hotel Palacio Estoril, Portugal. This conference is at the forefront of basic and translational respiratory science and is an essential event for respiratory researchers looking to boost their career. It offers a unique opportunity to network with peers from across the globe and features cutting-edge abstracts on novel experimental lung research. For further information, please visit https://www.ersnet.org/congress-and-events/cell-matrix-interactions-in-lung-disease-and-regeneration