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FENS Travel Grant

Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the 4 winners of the 2018 FENS travel grant:

  • Monique Marylin, University of Portsmouth
  • Raquel Real, Imperial College London
  • Stefano Espinoza, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
  • Irene Busti, University of Florence

All our winners have been awarded €500 each to attend the FENS Forum meeting this July in Berlin.

Find out more about the winners below!

Irene Busti
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.
Monique Marylin
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.
Raquel Real
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.
Stefano Espinoza
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.

Thank you to all who entered the competition. Check back for more competitions and travel grants on our company news section and social media pages.

About the award

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 2018 FENS Forum meeting in Berlin.

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 Berlin.

The four most interesting and innovative abstracts will be selected by a panel of scientists for the prize award.

The deadline for entries in 28th February 2018 and the winner will be announced on 11th March 2018.

Registration for FENS Forum 2018 is now open.   Register here. 

Terms and conditions apply.

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