Congratulations to Dr Julien Ratelade, who was awarded the MSIF Young
Researchers Award 2012 at ECTRIMS in Lyon on 13 October, 2012.
Ratelade, who is a postdoctoral fellow of the University of California,
San Francisco, gave a presentation entitled “Rodent models of
neuromyelitis optica based on pathogenicity of engineered
anti-aquaporin-4 ‘NMO superantibodies’ with enhanced effector
The MSIF Young Researchers Award is given for the
best presentation of a translational project at the ECTRIMS Young
Researchers session. The €1,000 award was launched under the MSIF
Research Alumni programme in 2009 to support young researchers and
encourage them to remain in the MS field.
The Award was presented
to Dr Ratelade (third from left) by Dr Olga Ciccarelli (right),
accompanied by Prof Xavier Montalban (Sectretary of ECTRIMS, first on
left) and Prof Maria Trojano (Vice-President of ECTRIMS, second on