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Travel Award Winner Vera Wiersma

By Sam Roome 9 months ago 2545 Views No comments

Vera Wiersma is a researcher working at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is researching the mechanisms underlying the progression of Alzheimer's disease and the award will help to fund her trip to the 14th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases, and she told us more about her work...

Travel Award Winner Achini Opathalage

By Sam Roome 9 months ago 1691 Views No comments

Achini Opathalage is a researcher working at Boston University. She is developing a model to robustly manipulate stresses in synthetic tissues and investigate the effects on cell reorientation and alignment, using a microfabricated platform. and the award will help to fund her trip to ASCB-EMBO 2018. Find out more about Achini and her plans...

Travel Award Winner Rudolf Faust

By Sam Roome 10 months ago 2433 Views No comments

Our travel award winner Rudolf Faust is a researcher working in the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. In this interview, he shares information on his research, and his thoughts on the challenges that life scientists face today...

Travel Award Winner Caitlin Burgdorf

By Sam Roome 11 months ago 42867 Views No comments

Our October travel award winner is Caitlin Burgdorf is a researcher working at Weill Cornell. She is researching the effect of genetic variability in the endocannabinoid system on mesolimbic dopamine function and vulnerability to THC-seeking behavior in adolescent mice and will use the award to help fund her trip to the Winter Conference on Brain Research.We chatted to Caitlin to find out more about her research and the scientists that she most admires...

Resources for Life Science PhD students

By Sam Roome 1 years ago 7048 Views No comments

One of the things we’re most passionate about is supporting early career life scientists.

As well as publishing our PhD guides here on the blog, speaking to brilliant PhDs for our ‘Interviews with Scientists’ series, and giving our community a platform via our guest blogs, we also have a whole host of resources to help and support you once you get going in the lab. Read on to find out about them...

Travel Award Winner Johannes Felsenberg

By Sam Roome 1 years ago 3645 Views No comments

Neuroscientist Johannes Felsenberg, working in Scott Waddell's lab at the University of Oxford, UK, is our August travel award winner. He is researching the neural circuit mechanisms underlying memory re-evaluation and the award will help to fund his trip to the 13th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society - find out more...

Travel Award Winner Morgan Zipperly

By Sam Roome 1 years ago 3993 Views No comments

Our June travel award winner is MD/PhD student Morgan Zipperly, a MD/PhD student working in Jeremy Day’s Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The award will help to fund Morgan's trip to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cellular Biology of Addiction course at the University of Cambridge. Find out more about Morgan and her plans...

Travel Award Winner Marta Fernández

By Sam Roome 1 years ago 2669 Views No comments

July's travel award winner is PhD student Marta Fernández! Marta works in Olga Peñagarikano's Lab at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. Her work is focused on understanding the neural circuits and molecular mechanisms that modulate social behavior and how dysfunction in these circuits leads to neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism. Find out more about Marta, and where she is going!

Travel Award Winner Ma'ayan Gadot

By Sam Roome 1 years ago 2124 Views No comments

Our May travel award winner is PhD student Ma'ayan Gadot, working in Prof. Hamutal Slovin's Lab at Gonda brain research center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She investigates the neural mechanisms underlining depth perception and the award will help to fund her trip to SfN's 48th annual meeting.Find out more about Ma'ayan and her plans...

Travel Award Winner Ayse Özge Sungur

By Sam Roome 1 years ago 2581 Views No comments

Our April travel award winner is Ayse Özge Sungur, a researcher working in Professor Schwarting’s Lab at Philipps-University of Marburg in Germany. Ayse is attending an EBBS satellite meeting at FENS in Berlin...