Travel Awards 2019
We are accepting applications for two Gels Travel Awards, to be presented to PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to attend an international conference related to gel-based materials research of their choice in the second half of 2019 or the first half of 2020. Each Award will consist of 400 Swiss Francs. The applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee consisting of senior scholars from the Gels Editorial Board.
- The applicants must be PhD graduate students or postdoctoral fellows involved in gel-based materials research.
Required Application Documents:
- An abstract of their work (including a statement on its impact and significance)
- A Curriculum Vitae, including a complete list of publications.
- The conference they plan to attend and the work that they will present.
- A letter of recommendation from a supervisor.
- A copy of the page of the conference program showing the awardee’s abstract or presentation and the meeting badge that verifies his/her attendance, to be provided after the meeting.
Please submit your application materials for this award through the link by 30 April 2019. The winner will be announced by 30 June 2019.
Travel Awards 2018
On behalf of the Evaluation Committee, we are pleased to announce the two winners of the 2018 Gels Travel Awards, who will receive 400 CHF each towards their travel expenses to participate at an international conference in 2018.
The 2018 Gels Travel Awards have been granted to:
Dr. Daniela Filipa Duarte Campos, a postdoctoral researcher at RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Germany. Her research focuses on novel challenging aspects in the field of hydrogel-based 3D bioprinting. She will present novel findings obtained during her postdoctoral work related to cell-loaded hydrogel 4D bioprinting at the 2018 International Conference on Biofabrication, which will be held in Würzburg, Germany, from 28-31 October, 2018.
And Dr. Maria M. Pérez-Madrigal, a Marie-Curie Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research focus is on developing polymer-based hydrogels as scaffolds for load-bearing soft tissue regeneration. She will present her work as a poster at the 29th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB2018), which will take place from 9–13 September 2018 in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
It was a very difficult decision with such high-quality applications for the awards, and we would like to thank all the applicants in various fields of study for their participation and all of the Award Committee members for their evaluation of the abundant excellent applications. Congratulations to the winners on their accomplishments!
Prof. Dr. David Díaz Díaz
Chair of the Evaluation Committee
Editor-in-Chief of Gels