Hormone Research in Paediatrics Award

The annual ESPE-Hormone Research in Paediatrics award, initiated in 2004, rewards a young clinical or experimental scientist for the "best original paper" published in Hormone Research in Paediatrics.

The Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editors of Hormone Research in Paediatrics makes up the Selection Committee and potential winners are elected in the Spring. The decision is notified to the authors by July.

The award is generously offered by the journal's publisher S. Karger. It is awarded at the ESPE Annual Meeting and given to the first author of the winning article.


Original paper:

Demir A., Voutilainen R., Stenman, U-H., Dunkel L., Albertsson-Wikland, K., Norjavaara E.

"First Morning Voided Urinary Gonadotrophin Measurements as an Alternative to the GnRH Test"

Novel Insights from Clinical Practice:

Stoklasova J., Kaprova J., Trkova M., Nedomova V., Zemkova D., Matyskova J., Soucek O., Sumnik Z., Labl J.

"A Rare Variant of Turner Syndrome in Four Sequential Generations: Effect of the Interplay of Growth Hormone Treatment and Estrogens on Body Proportion"


Original paper:

Bakker NEE., Siemensma EP., Koopman C., Hokken–Koelega AC

"Dietary Energy Intake, Body Composition and Resting Energy Expenditure in Prepubertal Children with Prader–Willi Syndrome before and during Growth Hormone Treatment: A Randomized Controlled Trial"

Novel Insights from Clinical Practice:

Saraco N., Nesi–Franca S., Sainz R., Marino R., Marques–Pereira R., La Pastina J., Perez Garrido N., Sandrini R., Rivarola M.A., de Lacerda L., Belgorosky A.

"An Intron 9 CYP19 Gene Variant (IVS9+5G>A), Present in an Aromatase-Deficient Girl, Affects Normal Splicing and Is Also Present in Normal Human Steroidogenic Tissues"


Original paper: de Jong M.; Lafeber H.N.; Cranendonk A.; van Weissenbruch M.M.

"Components of the Metabolic Syndrome in Early Childhood in Very–Low–Birth–Weight Infants"

Novel Insights from Clinical Practice: Busiah K.; Verkarre V.; Cavé H.; Scharfmann R.; Polak M.

"Human Pancreas Endocrine Cell Populations and Activating ABCC8 Mutations"


Original paper: Alexandra E. Kulle; Welzel, M.; Holterhus P.M.; Riepe, F.G.

"Implementation of a Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Assay for Eight Adrenal c–21 Steroids and Pediatric Reference Data"

Novel Insights from Clinical Practice: Julia von Schnurbein; Heni, M.; Moss, A.; Nagel, S.A.; Machann, J.; Muehleder, H.; Debatin, K.M.; Farooqi, S.; Wabitsch, M.

"Rapid Improvement of Hepatic Steatosis after Initiation of Leptin Substitution in a Leptin–Deficient Girl"


Original paper: Satu Pirilä, Saarinen-Pihkala, U.M.; Viljakainen, H.; Turanlahti, M.; Kajosaari, M.; Mäkitie, O.; Taskinen, M.

"Breastfeeding and determinants of adult body composition: a prospective study from birth to young adulthood"

Novel Insights from Clinical Practice: Julia von Schnurbein, Moss, A.; Nagel, S.A.; Muehleder, H.; Debatin, K.M.; Farooqi, I.S.; Wabitsch, M.

"leptin substitution results in the induction of menstrual cycles in an adolescent with leptin deficiency and hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism"


Original paper: Rikke Beck Jensen, Vielwerth, S.; Larsen, T.; Hilsted, L. Cohen, A.; Hougaard, D.M.; Jensen, L.T.; Greisen, G. and Juul, A. 

"Influence of Fetal Growth Velocity and Smallness at Birth on Adrenal Function in Adolescence"

Novel Insights from Clinical Practice: Tohru Yorifuji , Hosokawa, Y.; Fujimaru, R.; Kawakita, R.; Doi, H.; Matsumoto, T.; Nishibori, H.; Masue, M.

"Lasting 18F-DOPA PET Uptake after Clinical Remission of the Focal Form of Congenital Hyperinsulinism"


Original paper: Su-Jin Lee

"Estrogen Prevents Senescence through Induction of WRN, Werner Syndrome Protein"

Novel Insights from Clinical Practice: Anitha Kumaran

"Congenital Hyperinsulinism due to a Compound Heterozygous ABCC8 Mutation with Spontaneous Resolution at Eight Weeks"


Original Paper: Talia Eldar-Geva, Harry J. Hirsch, Ron Rabinowitz, Fortu Benarroch, Orit Rubinstein, Varda Gross-Tsur

Primary Ovarian Dysfunction Contributes to the Hypogonadism in Women with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Horm Res2009;72;153-159

Novel Insights from Clinical Practice: Jerzy Starzyk, Malgorzata Wójcik, Joanna Wojtys, Przemyslaw Tomasik, Zofia Mitkowska, Jacek J. Pietrzyk.

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome in Newborns - A Case Presentation and Literature Review. Horm Res. 2009;71:60-64


Best original paper: Eric Mallet, Rouen, France

Best paper published in the "Novel Insights": Klaus Mohnike, Magdeburg, Germany


Insulin Resistance is an Intrinsic Defect Independent of Fat Mass in Women with Turner's Syndrome

Burak Salgin, Rakesh Amin, Kevin Yuen, Rachel M. Williams, Peter Murgatroyd, David B. Dunger

Hormone Research 2006;65:69-75 (DOI: 10. 1159/000090907)

Importance of Genetic Diagnosis of DAX-1 Deficiency: Example from a Large, Multigenerational Family

Sandrine Ostermann, Roberto Salvia, Mariarosaria Lang-Muritano, Marie-Jeanne Voirol, Rudolf Puttinger, Rolf C. Gaillard, Eugen Schoenle, François P. Pralong

Hormone Research 2006;65:163-168 (DOI: 10. 1159/000091831)


Transactivation Properties of Wild-Type and Mutant Androgen Receptors in Transiently Transfected Primary Human Fibroblasts

P.M. Holterhus, J. Salzburg, R. Werner, O. Hiort

Hormone Research 2005;63:152-158 (DOI: 10. 1159/000085005)


Genotype-Phenotype Correlation in Patients Suspected of Having Sotos Syndrome

Lonneke de Boer, Sarina G. Kant, Marcel Karperien, Lotte van Beers, Jennifer Tjon, Geraldine R. Vink, Dewy van Tol, Hans Dauwerse, Saskia le Cessie, Frits A. Beemer, Ineke van der Burgt, Ben C.J. Hamel, Raoul C. Hennekam, Ursula Kuhnle, Inge B. Mathijssen, Hermine E. Veenstra-Knol, Connie T. Schrander Stumpel, Martijn H. Breuning, Jan M. Wit

Hormone Research 2004;62:197-207 (DOI: 10.1159/000081063)


IGF-I Transcript Levels in Whole-Liver Tissue, in Freshly Isolated Hepatocytes, and in Cultured Hepatocytes from Lean and Obese Zucker Rats

S. Tenoutasse, G. Van Vliet, E. Ledru, C. Deal

Hormone Research 2003;59:135-141 (DOI: 10. 1159/000069066)