ISF/ESCMID Sepsis Award

2021 recipient of ISF-ESCMID Sepsis Award

Isis Ricaño Ponce, PhD
Department of Internal Medicine and Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases
Radboud University Medical Center
Nijmegen, the Netherlands


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The International Sepsis Forum (ISF) is a non-profit public American charity with the mission to improve outcomes for patients with sepsis. Its award gives the recipient USD 500 and the opportunity to present their work during a session jointly organised by ISF and ESCMID. This year’s winner is Isis Ricaño Ponce, a postdoc in Prof. Mihai G. Netea’s group and part of the prospective study FUnctional Genomics in SEvere Infections (FUSE), a fantastic collaboration with Anca Riza and Prof. Mihai Ioana from the Human Genomics Laboratory at the Craiova University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania. Their team focuses on integrating different kinds of omic-technologies with clinical data to unravel mechanisms causing sepsis. They integrate genetics, proteomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics to identify the molecular basis for sepsis heterogeneity. First, to facilitate the diagnosis of sepsis, which might lead to faster treatment and better outcomes. Then, to select better tailored therapies for sepsis patients responding differently to the disease. She will present her work and receive the award during the ISF-ESCMID symposium at the 31st ECCMID, Online.