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Congratulations to our 2020 winners and thank you to everyone who entered.
Instituto de Medicina Molecular - João Lobo Antunes (iMM-JLA) - Portugal
’I am really excited to attend FENS Forum 2020 next July. This award means that I can show and discuss my research in an international conference, with researchers working in distinct fields related to neuroscience, that provide valuable and original input for me to continue my work’’.
Joana is working with an animal Model of Multiple Sclerosis. She is focusing on how we can potentiate the formation of new oligodendrocytes, the myelinating cells of our Central Nervous System, under these pathological conditions.
King's College London - UK
‘I am delighted to have received this award from Proteintech for attendance to my first FENS forum meeting. The programme looks very interesting and I am looking forward to the meeting and establishing new collaborations with PIs and young scientists like myself across Europe!’
Dr Alinda Fernandes is working on a novel intracellular antibody as a therapeutic strategy for Frontotemporal Dementia and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. This antibody will target the pathological version of the protein TDP-43, which causes motor neuron degeneration.
University Hospital Münster - Germany
"With the Proteintech FENS 2020 Travel Grant, it would be great for me to participate in the 2020 Forum of European Neuroscience since I become a FENS member last year, which is enough to cover my flight fare and accommodation in Glasgow. I am looking forward to presenting our recent work and sharing the passion for Neuroscience’’.
Dr. Zheng is currently working as a biologist in translational radiologic imaging center (TRIC, UKM, Muenster, Germany) on neuron-glia interaction. In particular, they are characterizing neurotransmitter alterations based on molecular imaging including in-vivo electrophysiology, optogenetic fMRI, MRS, fluorescence based imaging and developing cell-based strategies to promote neurological outcome.
Pompeu Fabra University - Spain
"Attending to the FENS Forum of Neuroscience is a unique opportunity to share and discuss my research with other neuroscientists, to explore the recent findings in the neuroscience research field and discover new career opportunities."
Lídia is studying the long-term neurobehavioural consequences of maternal binge-like alcohol consumption during the prenatal and lactation stage in offspring’s brain and behaviour to identify the underlying neurobiological mechanisms in a mouse model. Furthermore, she investigates the putative therapeutic effects of curcumin to counteract the alcohol-induced molecular and behavioural alterations.
In association with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), Proteintech is proud to support researchers by offering 4 x €/£500 travel grants to attend the 2020 FENS Forum meeting in Glasgow, UK.
Open to researchers in the UK and all of Europe.
Entry Deadline: 31st January 2020
The travel award is open to PhD students, lab managers and post-docs based at European university or research institutions and awards €/£500 to four attendees to assist with the cost of registration, accommodation and travel to Glasgow, UK.
The four most interesting and innovative abstracts will be selected by a panel of scientists for the prize award.
The deadline for entries is 31st January 2020 and the winner will be announced on the 24th February 2020.
Terms and conditions apply.
All our winners have been awarded €500 each to attend the 2018 FENS Forum meeting in Berlin.
Find out more about the winners below!
|University of Florence, Italy|
|"It is a great opportunity for me to participate in the FENS Forum of Neuroscience. Above all, I am thrilled by the idea of networking with other groups, which work on research fields different from mine and share with me the same passion for Neuroscience."|
|Irene is working on mouse models of focal ischemia. In particular, characterising electrophysiologically and developing cell-based strategies to promote motor recovery.|
|University of Portsmouth, UK|
|"I am very excited to participate in my first conference outside of Brazil and expand my level of knowledge in neuroscience, as well as make new contacts for future networks with renowned scientists from around the world."|
|Monique is studying the neuroprotective and myelinogenic effect of a flavonoid extracted of a Brazilian plant in in vitro and ex vivo models investigating which signaling pathways or mechanism may be involved with these effects.|
|Imperial College London, UK|
|"Participating in the FENS Forum of Neuroscience is a unique opportunity to network with, learn from and discuss my research with some of the most renowned neuroscientists in the world."|
|Raquel is studying human cortical circuitry development in vivo by transplanting human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons in the rodent brain, and performing longitudinal intravital two-photon microscopy to elucidate patterns of neural network formation and function.|
|Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy|
|“I’m very happpy and excited to partecipate to FENS conference, it is a great opportunity to meet other neuroscientists, exchange ideas and establish collaboration”.|
|Stefano is working on a novel class of non-coding RNA that increase protein expression called SINEUPs as therapeutic option for Parkinson’s Disease. In particular, he is developing a new SINEUP for GDNF that is able to rescue the neurodegeneration of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson’s Disease mouse models.|
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