Travel bursaries 2019

Successful recipients of travel bursaries awarded for the 2019 2nd Annual 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 Amaka Awanye
University of Port Harcourt



Dr Caroline Chisenga
Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia

"The nature of the presentations were so elaborate and enriching."

Caroline CHISENGA -Tb & GW

Dr Bernard Ebruke
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"The 2nd Annual BactiVac Meeting exceeded my expectations both in the content of the presentations and the opportunities for new collaborations."

Bernard EBRUKE-TB & GW

Dr Amahyel Madu Gusi
National Veterinary Research Institute

"I was able to meet with experts in my line of work. I had contacted some of them before, but meeting them face to face was rewarding."

Amahyel Madu Gusi-TB

Mr Birhanu Hurisa
Ethiopian Public Health Institute

"BactiVac Annual Network meeting has helped me to understand the current world focus to develop bacterial vaccines."

Birhanu HURISA - TB & GW

Dr Abdulazeez Imam
Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

"I realised there were many talented young Africans being given a good platform on BactiVac which was inspiring to me."

Abdulazeez-IMAM -TB & GW

Dr Solomon Jauro
University of Pretoria, Department of Veterinary Tropical Disease
South Africa

"The meeting gave me the opportunity to interact with researchers in biomedical research."

Solomon JAURO - TB & GW


Dr Mary Kaniu
Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme

"I was exposed to the multidisciplinary aspects of bacterial vaccinology and leading researchers in the field. I appreciate more the pre-clinical processes that go into vaccine development."

Mary KANIU - TB & GW

Dr Christine Tshibuayi Mwenge Kahinda
Onderstepoort Biological Products
South Africa

"For me the meeting was empowering and encouraging."

Christine Tshibuayi Mwenge Kahinda-TB & GW


Mr Michelo Simuyandi
Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia

"It was a very enriching experience for an emerging young scientist like myself."



Recipients from Asia


Dr Sitara Ajjampur
Christian Medical College, Vellore

"Highly interactive, met with multiple potential collaborators."


Dr Ritu Amatya
Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital

"This meeting strengthened my conviction that although from a resource poor country, I can contribute significantly in vaccine studies."


Dr Narisara Chantratita
Mahidol University

"I really enjoyed high quality talks from all invited speakers and created connections with researchers of similar interests."


Dr Priti Desai
Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar

"It has provided an excellent opportunity to meet leading scientists in the field of bacterial vaccine and learn about the latest technological advances in this field."

Priti DESAI  - TB


Dr Thao Ngo
Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh City

"I have earned lots of new information and technologies related to the development of bacterial vaccine from many experts in the world."

Thao NGO - TB

Assoc. Prof Duc Hoang Nguyen
University of Science, VNUHCM

"Excellent talks, outstanding participants and well-organized to facilitate the interaction of participants."

Duc Hoang Nguyen - TB


Dr Nguyen Ngoc Phuoc
University of Agriculture and Forestry, Hue University

"This meeting enhanced my knowledge of bacterial vaccines and learnt about recent finding in my study area."

Nguyen Ngoc Phuoc - TB & GW


Recipients from South America

Dr Tatiana Castro Abreu Pinto
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

"It not only expanded my knowledge on bacterial vaccines, but it also opened many different avenues for my career."

Tatiana Castro Abreu Pinto - TB

Ms Gabriela Colichio
University of São Paulo

"Understanding how to improve the problems faced by vaccine production and distribution, and encourage thinking to find new ways to improve what already exists."

Gabriela Colichio - TB

Dr Tania Rivera Hernandez
The Mexican Social Security Institute

"A multidisciplinary meeting that offers a unique view of all the aspects that participate in the vaccinology field."

Tania Rivera Hernandez -TB & GW

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