european network for the study of adrenal tumors


ENS@T Awards

The ENS@T awards are bestowed every year to the best scientific works in the field of adrenal tumours that have been accepted for publication in the preceding calender year and for the best Poster presentations at the yearly ENS@T meetings. Please see below for actual award applications possibilities and for a list of past award winners.

Scientific Awards 2020: New submissions

This year we have 4 different awards, each of 2000€, one award for each of the categories corresponding to the four working groups of ENS@T: ACC, NAPACA, APA and PPGL.

Applicants are asked to provide the manuscript together with a cover letter, a two page CV and a signed statement that all other collaborators (if applicable) have been informed and agreed with the authors’ application (click here for the form if you apply for the Bruno Allolio ACC award , click here for the form if you apply for the NAPACA award click here for the form if you apply for the APA award click here for the form if you apply for the PPGL award ) as PDF files to

The rules for submission are:

- Research has to be carried out primarily in Europe. The scientific work has to be accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal prior to submission. Publication should not have taken place longer than one year before application date.

- Applicants should be within 15 years of receipt of their doctoral title (PhD or MD) at the time of application. PhD or MD students are also eligible to apply. No more than two applicants are allowed per application. Collaborators (e.g. co-authors of a manuscript) not applying for the award must provide their written consent prior to the application of the candidate(s) (see application forms above).

Submission deadline is October 18th, 2020.

The winners will be informed by October 25th and the prize certificates will be sent electronically during or after the eENSAT Meeting 2020 on the 6th of November.

We are looking forward to your application.

The ENSAT Executive Committee

ENS@T Awards 2019

ENSAT Scientific Awards

Group picture of ENS@T scientific awards winners

Bruno Allolio Award for ACC research

Anne Jouinot

For the work: DNA methylation is an independent prognostic marker of survival in adrenocortical cancer

ENSAT Award for APA research

Masanori Murakami and Yara Rhayem

For the work: In situ metabolomics of aldosterone-producing adenomas

ENSAT Award for NAPACA research

Grethe Astrom Ueland

For the work: Adrenal venous sampling for assessment of autonomous cortisol secretion

ENSAT Award for PPGL research

Bruna Calsina and Luis Jaime Castro-Vega

For the work: Integrative multi-omics analysis identifies a prognostic miRNA signature and a targetable miR-21-3p/TSC2/mTOT axis in metastatic pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma

ENSAT Poster Awards

Group picture of poster awards winners


Kate Ward for the poster: Investigating the role of the Liver X Receptor in potentiating mitotane therapy in adrenocortical carcinoma


Xiao Wang and Daniel A. Heinrich for the poster: Identification of potential predictors of adrenal insufficiency after unilateral adrenalectomy for primary aldosteronism


Guido di Dalmazi for the poster: Prevalence and incidence of atrial fibrillation in a large population of adrenal incidentalomas


Carlota Arenillas for the poster: Highly frequent EPAS1 somatic gain-of-function mutations and genotype-phenotype associations in Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas of Patients with Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease

and some more photos from the awards dinner:

ENS@T Awards 2018

Bruno Allolio Award for ACC research

Juliane Lippert

For the work:  Targeted molecular analysis in adrenocortical carcinomas: a strategy towards improved personalized prognostication

ENSAT Award for APA research

Fabio L. Fernandes-Rosa

For the work: A gain-of-function mutationin theCLCN2 chloride channel gene causes primary aldosteronism

ENSAT Award for NAPACA research

  Ábel Decmann

For the work:  MicroRNAExpression Profilingin Adrenal Myelolipoma

ENSAT Award for PPGL research

Bruna Calsina and Maria Currás-Freixes

For the work: Role ofMDH2 pathogenicvariant in pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma patients

Susan Richter and Barbara Klink

For the work: Metabolome-guided genomics to identify pathogenic variants in isocitrate dehydrogenase, fumarate hydratase, and succinate dehydrogenasegenes in pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma

ENSAT Poster Awards

Group picture of (almost) all poster awards winners


Laura Landwehr for the poster: Steroid hormones and cancer immunity – insight into adrenocortical carcinoma


Kelly de Sousa for the poster: Characterization of the genetic, cellular and molecular heterogeneity in aldosterone producing adenoma


Valeria Bisogni for the poster: Onset of autoimmune diseases in patients with Cushing’s Syndrome after successfully treatment


Judith Goncalves for the poster: Sdhd knockout cells, a new model to explain sdhb-related malignancy in paraganglioma

Paradifference Foundation Awards 2017

ENSAT and Paradifference Foundation Awards for malignant PPGL research

Lucie Evenepoel

For the work: Expression of Contactin 4 is associated with malignant behavior in pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas

Serena Martinelli

For the work: The microenvironment induces collective migration in SDHB silenced mouse pheochromocytoma spheroids

ENS@T Awards 2017

Bruno Allolio Award for ACC research

Carmen Ruggiero

For the work: Dosage-dependent regulation of VAV2 expression by steroidogenic factor-1 drives adrenocortical carcinoma cell invasion

ENSAT Award for APA research