Award Recipients 2023

Robert Hahn, MD, PhD
Karolinska Institute, Danderyds Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

Project: 5% and 20% albumin vs Ringer for goal-directed fluid therapy in major surgery

Alessandra Di Masi, PhD
Department of Science, Section of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies
Roma Tre University
Rome, Italy

Project: Dissecting the role of human serum albumin in the innate immunity response


Award Recipients 2022

Margret Paar, PhD
Division of Medicinal Chemistry, Otto-Loewi Research Center
Medical University of Graz
Graz, Austria

Project: What makes Albumin (in)effective?

Mattia Busana, MD
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
University Medical Center Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

Project: Lung edema and VILI development: does the fluid type matter?


Award Recipients 2021

Christoph R. Behem, MD
Department of Anesthesiology, Center of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany

The use of Albumin for optimization of spinal cord microcirculatory blood‐flow and oxygenation in an experimental model of spinal cord ischemia.

Martin Sebastian Winkler, MD
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
University Medicine Goettingen
Goettingen, Germany

Project: Non-oncotic effects of albumin as a carrier of sphingosine-1-phosphate for the restoration of endothelial cell barriers and immune cell function in sepsis.


Award Recipients 2020

Mar Hernández, PhD
Vall d'Hebron Research Institute
Hospital Vall d'Hebron
Barcelona, Spain

Nanotechnology albumin-based approach for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Hafid Ait-Oufella, MD, PhD
Division of Intensive Care Medicine
St-Antoine Hospital
Paris, France

Project: Impact of albumin infusion on tissue perfusion in septic shock patients. A prospective pathophysiological study

Publication: Albumin versus saline infusion for sepsis related peripheral tissue hypoperfusion: a proof of concept prospective study


Award Recipients 2019

Prof. Davide Chiumello
Direttore SC Anestesia e Rianimazione
Ospedale San Paolo – Polo Universitario, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo
Milan, Italy

Effect of volume EXpansion witH ALbumin vs. crystalloid on EIT-derived expiratory lung impedance in critically ill, hemodynamically unstable patients. A single-blind, randomized and controlled study (the EXHALE study)

Aurora Pujol, MD, PhD
Neurometabolic Diseases Laboratory
Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute IDIBELL- Hospital Duran i Reynals
Barcelona, Spain

Project: Human albumin in plasma exchange as a novel approach for adrenoleukodystrophy


Award Recipients 2018

Paolo Caraceni, MD
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences
Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy

Long‐term albumin administration in patients with decompensated cirrhosis: clinical and pathophysiological implications

Publication: On-treatment serum albumin level can guide long-term treatment in patients with cirrhosis and uncomplicated ascites - PubMed (

Hanadi Sleiman, PhD
Department of Chemistry
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Project: Albumin as a passive targeting agent: effect of the protein binding on stability, bio distribution and therapeutic outcome of oligonucleotides and DNA nanoparticles

Publication: Detailed cellular assessment of albumin-bound oligonucleotides: Increased stability and lower non-specific cell uptake - PubMed (


Award Recipients 2017

Anna ROIG, PhD
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain

Albumin-iron oxide nanocages

Publication: Insights into Preformed Human Serum Albumin Corona on Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Structure, Effect of Particle Size, Impact on MRI Efficiency, and Metabolization | ACS Applied Bio Materials

Institute of Physiological Chemistry
Medical University of Graz
Graz, Austria

Project: Effect of albumin redox state on the intracellular redox balance in cell culture

Publication: Albumin in patients with liver disease shows an altered conformation - PubMed (


Award Recipients 2016

Joan CLÀRIA, Bsc, PhD
Hospital Clínic
Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Effects of native (reduced) and oxidized albumin forms on human leukocyte function

Publication: Oxidized Albumin Triggers a Cytokine Storm in Leukocytes Through P38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase: Role in Systemic Inflammation in Decompensated Cirrhosis - PubMed (

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz
Graz, Austria

Project: Effect of albumin infusion on oxidative albumin modification and albumin binding capacity
Publication: Effect of albumin infusion on oxidative albumin modification and albumin binding capacity in chronic liver failure


Award Recipients 2015

Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation
Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan
Milan, Italy

Project: Albumin administration as a therapeutic approach to attenuate sepsis-induced glycocalyx disruption in human septic shock

Publication: Endothelial damage in septic shock patients as evidenced by circulating syndecan-1, sphingosine-1-phosphate and soluble VE-cadherin: a substudy of ALBIOS - PubMed (

University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Project: Is heparin-binding protein a mechanism of Albumin's efficacy in human septic shock?

Publication: Is Heparin-Binding Protein Inhibition a Mechanism of Albumin's Efficacy in Human Septic Shock? - PubMed (