Suzanne Bezstarosti (right in the picture) is a PhD student working in the Transplant Immunology group of the Department of Immunology. She received the award for her work on reactivity analysis of HLA-DQ specific recombinant human monoclonal antibodies. This work is important to understand differential immunogenicity of HLA molecules in organ transplantation.
This is the third time in a row that the ASHI International Scholar Award was won by a researcher from the Leiden Transplantation Immunology group. In 2019 Gonca Karahan (left) and in 2020 Cynthia Kramer (middle) also won this prestigious award.