Travel Bursaries Annual Network Meeting 2023

Successful recipients of travel bursaries awarded for the 4th Annual Network Meeting 2023 are listed below, together with testimonials highlighting the value of receiving these awards to facilitate travel to our Annual Network Meetings.

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Recipients from Africa

Mr Abiyot Abebe
Vaccines Production Officer, National Veterinary Institute

‘I have acquired valuable experience in the field of bacterial vaccinology from both the speakers and network members.’

Abiyot Abebe

Mr Edmund Bedeley
Senior Research Assistant, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

‘I was privileged to network with people who I could collaborate with and also meet possible funders for my future research.’

Edmund Bedeley

Dr Caroline Chisenga
Research Fellow, Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia

‘I had such a great time especially during the poster sessions as some of the questions that were asked opened my mind to new research questions.’

Caroline Chisenga

Mr Olanrewaju Eniade
Data Manager, International Foundation Against Infectious Disease in Nigeria

‘Attending the meeting offered valuable insights into vaccine development, interactions with potential collaborators, and connections with funding institutions like Wellcome Trust, enriching my knowledge and professional network.’

Olanrewaju Eniade

Mr Charlie Chaluma Luchen
Research Fellow, Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)

‘An insightful meeting, which was vital for my professional development as a researcher in the vaccines space.’

Charlie Chaluma Luchen

Dr Cliff Magwira
Senior Research Scientist, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

‘The meeting enabled me to learn current research trends in bacterial vaccines and provided me a platform to network and find potential collaborators.’

Cliff Magwira

Mrs Cynthia Mubanga
Research Fellow, Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)

‘Young scientists in LMIC like me, get an opportunity to freely contact/connect with experts and engage them with questions in our areas of interest.’

Cynthia Mubanga

Ms Harriet Ng’ombe
Research Fellow, Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)

‘I liked the speed networking, it helped me talk to more people than I would be able to do with my own efforts.’

Harriet Ng’ombe

Recipients from Asia

Dr Navneet Bichha
WHO TDR Post Graduate Fellow in Implementation Research, Indian Institute of Health Management Research

‘Wonderful learning experience and a platform to network with experts and share new ideas to improve high burden bacterial diseases with better vaccines.’

Navneet Bichha

Ms Sangita Dey
Scientist Level-I, Cellworks Research Pvt Ltd

‘The meeting provided valuable insights, unexpected connections, and a newfound passion for bacterial vaccines, motivating me to pursue a PhD and implement innovative practices in my current role.’

Sangita Dey

Prof Shizhong Geng
Professor, Yangzhou University

‘This meeting provided a platform to meet experts and researchers in the field of bacterial vaccines.’

Shizhong Geng

Dr Murnihayati Hassan
Clinical Microbiologist, Institute for Medical Research (IMR)

‘I had never attended such meeting that involves representative from all three sectors – academia, industry and funders.’

Murnihayati Hassan

Mr Ravi Kant
Senior Research Fellow, ACBR, University of Delhi

‘I really enjoyed the speed networking session. I was able to interact and meet lots of researchers with same interests and found the session most insightful.’

 Ravi Kant

Dr Manish Kumar
Assistant Professor, Amity University, Gwalior

‘This meeting was very systematically organised with worldwide scientists and researchers in the field of bacterial vaccines.’

Manish Kumar

Ms Swati Rani
Project Associate I, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (NIVEDI)

 ‘Attending this meeting was vital to enrich my current work because it provided a unique platform for me to stay updated with the latest developments and research trends in my field.’

Swati Rani

Dr Hina Raza
Academic Scientist, Faculty of Pharmacy, Bahauddin Zakariya University

‘The most unexpected benefit of the meeting was the ability to meet with other funding agencies, and to get awareness on how to develop a good research project.’

Hina Raza

Recipients from South America

Dr Tasson da Costa Rodrigues
Research Assistant, Instituto Butantan

‘The meeting provided opportunities to meet other researchers, to talk with most of the presenters and build some important connections.’

Tasson da Costa Rodrigues

Mr Filipe Fusco
Master’s Student, University of São Paulo/Butantan Institute

‘The meeting promoted the perfect networking environment at all moments. By far, the best meeting I have ever attended.’

Filipe Fusco

Mrs Yessica Jaimes Florez
PhD Student, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Attending the meeting was a very enriching experience that allowed me to acquire new knowledge and meet different experts and researchers from all over the world.’

Yessica Jaimes Florez

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