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Dr Sushma Shankar from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) has been awarded the second prize for the very first European Society of Organ Transplant (ESOT) Leonard da Vinci Transplant Research Innovation Award, the most prestigious award of the ESOT 2019 Congress in Copenhagen.

Sushma shankar wins 2nd prize for the european society of organ transplantation esot leonardo da vinci innovation award 1

Dr Shankar, who is a NIHR Clinical Lecturer in General Surgery & Transplantation within the Transplantation Research and Immunology Group at NDS, was presented with the runner-up prize for her abstract 'Ex vivo-expanded human CD19+ TIM-1+ B regulatory cells can prolong human allograft survival in a humanised mouse model of skin transplantation and can induce human CD4+CD25+CD127lo Treg'.

More information about the awards and research can be found on the ESOT Congress website.