The 2017 awards went to Céline Pulcini, David Eyre and Mario Fernandez Ruiz for their outstanding scientific achievements.
Mario FERNANDEZ RUIZ, Madrid, Spain
Predicting post-transplant infection: to boldly go where no graft has gone before
Mario Fernández Ruiz received his MD from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2004 and completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 2010. He did a two-year fellowship in “Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host” under the direction of Professor José María Aguado. He also underwent a five-month Clinical Observership at the Multi-Organ Transplant Program, Toronto General Hospital, under the supervision of Dr. Atul Humar. He is currently supported by a research grant “Juan Rodés” from the Spanish Clinical Research Council (Instituto de Salud Carlos III) and develops his research and clinical activities at the Unit of Infectious Diseases of the University Hospital “12 de Octubre”, in Madrid.
Mario’s main research lines include the clinical and therapeutic aspects of invasive fungal disease (particularly candidaemia), as well as the development and validation of immune monitoring strategies aimed at predicting the occurrence of infectious complications in solid organ transplant recipients. In 2014 he was awarded with the “Young Internist of the Year” award from the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine.
Mario will receive his award during the ESCMID Young Investigator Awards Session at ECCMID on 25 April 2017 from 11.30 – 12.30 in Hall K. During the session, he will give his presentation: ‘Predicting post-transplant infection: to boldly go where no graft has gone before’.