Travel bursaries awarded 2018

Successful recipients of travel bursaries awarded for the 2018 Inaugural Network Meeting are listed below, together with testimonials highlighting the value of receiving these awards to facilitate travel to our Annual Network Meetings.

Travel Bursaries

 

Recipients from Africa

Dr Mike Chaponda
Senior Scientific Officer, Tropical Diseases Research Centre
Zambia

“I was able to meet different potential collaborators from different institutions. This will enable us to develop research collaborations and enhance research in bacterial vaccines.”


Dr Mike Chapondra

Dr Michelle Groome
Senior Clinical Researcher, University of Witwatersrand
South Africa

“An excellent, well-organised meeting bringing together a good mix of researchers”


Dr Michelle Groome

Dr Joseph Lutaakome
Scientist, MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on Aids
Uganda

“It highlights the gaps and status of vaccine research, which you may not get by searching literature from the web.”

Dr Joseph Lataakome

Dr Lawrence Mwananyanda
Chief Scientific Officer, Right to Care-Zambia and Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia
Zambia

“I am from an LMIC and often we struggle with funding to explore our ideas, we also have challenges with expert consultation and BactiVac provides both. It is a great opportunity to advance science and save lives.”

Dr Lawrence Mwananyanda

Dr Oluwagbenga Ogunfowokan
Lead Nigeria Global Health Network/ Chief Consultant, National Hospital Abuja
Nigeria

“This opportunity will enrich my current work in that it highlights the gap between science and practice and makes me think of how to bridge the gap in Nigeria.”

Dr Oluwagbenja Ogunfowokan

Dr Brenda Okech
Director, UVRI-IAVI in Entebbe
Uganda

“An exciting opportunity that brought together experts from various fields from different parts of the world. The BactiVac Network holds great potential for future collaborations.”

Dr Brenda Okech

Dr Ibrahim Seriki
Resident, Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme
Nigeria

“It really felt like home and I could really interact with everyone.”

Dr Ibrahim Seriki

 

Recipients from Asia

 

Dr Dilip Abraham
Senior Medical Resident, Christian Medical College, Vellore
India

“This opportunity helped me to gain perspective, critically evaluate my own work and be more ambitious as to what is possible in my country”

Dr Dilip Abraham

Dr Habib Hasan Farooqui
Associate Professor, Public Health Foundation of India
India

“The overall experience has been great, in terms of intellectual satisfaction and professional development.”

Dr Habib Hasan Farooqui

Dr Nimesh Poudyal
Clinical Microbiologist, BR Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Nepal

“I got the opportunity to interact and connect with pioneers in vaccinology during the meeting.  It opened up avenues for partnerships and collaborative research in the future.”

Dr Nimesh Poudyal

Mr Mohammad Hanif Shaikh
Investigator, KEM Hospital Research Centre, Pune
India

“It was a great learning experience for me which also gave me the opportunity to collaborate with more research groups.”

Mr Mohammed Hanif Shaikh

 

Mrs Parveen Shaikh
Research Scientist, Sciformix Technologies
India

“Being part of such a platform helps scientists across the globe to be connected.”

Mrs Parveen Shaikh

 

Recipients from South America

Mr Luis Ontiveros-Padilla
MSc Student, Mexican Social Security Institute
Mexico

“It was a great experience to meet the worldwide experts in vaccine development, and to tell them about my work.”

Luis Ontiveros-Padilla

 

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