Lifetime Achievement Award for Miikka Vikkula


Miikka Vikkula (WEL Research Institute – UCLouvain) received the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award in Lymphatic Research during the Gordon Research Conference on Lymphatics in Ventura, USA. The prize is awarded every two years by the Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LE&RN).

The LE&RN-GRC Lifetime Achievement Award is intended to recognize an individual who has had a lifetime of outstanding achievements in the field of lymphatics, such as significantly advancing lymphatic research or finding improved treatments and cures for lymphedema, lipedema and related lymphatic diseases.

For almost 30 years, Miikka Vikkula’s lab has been studying vascular anomalies, among which lymphatic malformations and lymphedema. The group has identified the genetic causes and molecular mechanisms of several of these disorders, which provided the foundation for the development of new therapeutic approaches for patients with vascular anomalies.

Illustration : With the permission of Miikka Vikkula

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