The Malcolm Ferguson-Smith Young Investigator Award

In 2007, Prenatal Diagnosis announced The Malcolm Ferguson-Smith Young Investigator Award. In recognition of the Journal’s Founding Editor, an annual prize will be awarded to the best original paper published in a given volume by a young investigator (40 years or younger).

Winning papers are listed below:

2016 (Volume 36)

Connexin 43 is overexpressed in human fetal membrane defects after fetoscopic surgery
David W. Barrett, Anna L. David, Christopher Thrasivoulou, Alvaro Mata, David L. Becker, Alex C. Engels, Jan A. Deprest, Tina T. Chowdhury
Volume 36, Issue 10, October 2016, Pages: 942-952

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2015 (Volume 35)

Exome sequencing for prenatal diagnosis of fetuses with sonographic abnormalities
Suzanne Drury, Hywel Williams, Natalie Trump, Christopher Boustred, GOSGene, Nicholas Lench, Richard H. Scott and Lyn S. Chitty
Volume 35, Issue 10, October 2015, Pages: 1010–1017

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2014 (Volume 34)

Involvement of neurons and retinoic acid in lymphatic development: new insights in increased nuchal translucency
Nicole B. Burger, Kyra E. Stuurman, Evelien Kok, Tanja Konijn, Dennis Schooneman, Karen Niederreither, Mark Coles, William W. Agace, Vincent M. Christoffels, Reina E. Mebius, Serge A. van de Pavert, Mireille N. Bekker
Volume 34, Issue 13, December 2014, Pages: 1312-1319

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2013 (Volume 33)

Impact of observed versus hypothesized service utilization on the incremental cost of first trimester screening and prenatal diagnosis for trisomy 21 in a Canadian province
Amy Metcalfe, Gillian Currie, Jo-Ann Johnson, Francois Bernier, Lisa M. Lix, Andrew W. Lyon and Suzanne C. Tough
Volume 33, Issue 5, May 2013, Pages: 429-435

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2012 (Volume 32)

Identification of circulating fetal cell markers by microarray analysis
Marie Brinch, Lotte Hatt, Ripudaman Singh, Kristine Møller, Steffen Sommer, Niels Uldbjerg, Britta Christensen and Steen Kølvraa
Volume 32, Issue 8, August 2012, Pages: 742-751

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2011 (Volume 31)

Integrative data mining to identify novel candidate serum biomarkers for pre-eclampsia screening
Jeroen L. A. Pennings, Sylwia Kuc, Wendy Rodenburg, Maria P. H. Koster, Peter C. J. I. Schielen and Annemieke de Vries
Volume 31, Issue 12, December 2011, Pages: 1153–1159

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2010 (Volume 30)

Confined placental mosaicism and pregnancy outcome: a distinction needs to be made between types 2 and 3
Jérôme Toutain, Cécile Labeau-Gaüzere, Thomas Barnetche, Jacques Horovitz, Robert Saura
Volume 30, Issue 12-13, December 2010, Pages: 1155-1164

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2009 (Volume 29)

A microarray-based approach for the identification of epigenetic biomarkers for the noninvasive diagnosis of fetal disease
Tianjiao Chu, Brian Burke, Kimberly Bunce, Urvashi Surti, W. Allen Hogge, David G. Peters
Volume 29, Issue 11, November 2009, Pages: 1020-1030

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2008 (Volume 28)

Comparison between ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in assessment of fetal cytomegalovirus infection
Olivier Picone, Isabelle Simon, Alexandra Benachi, Francis Brunelle, Pascale Sonigo
Volume 28, Issue 8, August 2008, Pages: 753-758

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2007 (Volume 27)

First-trimester ADAM12 and PAPP-A as markers for intrauterine fetal growth restriction through their roles in the insulin-like growth factor system
Nicholas J. Cowans, Kevin Spencer
Volume 27, Issue 3, March 2007, Pages: 264-271

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