As Editor-in-Chief of Metabolites, I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Metabolites Travel Award on behalf of the Evaluation Committee:
FREDD VERGARA, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) whose research is centered on the topic of chemical ecology with emphasis on analytical chemistry. He is planning to present his work “Water Availability in the Soil and its Effects on Tropane Alkaloid Metabolism in Datura stramonium” at the Metabolomics 2019 Conference (23–27 June 2019, The Hague, the Netherlands) and International Society of Chemical Ecology (2–6 June 2019, Atlanta, GA, USA).
JENNIFER MATTHEWS, a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Technology, Sydney, whose research focuses on employing state-of-theart molecular, imaging, and microbiological techniques to identify the key metabolic networks in Symbiodiniacea–bacteria associations that drive dinoflagellate ecological success. She is planning to present her work “Microbial Metabolic Networks: The Hidden Key to Resilience of Coral Algal Endosymbionts” at the Metabolomics 2019 Conference (23–27 June 2019, The Hague, the Netherlands).
Each Travel Award consists of a certificate and 800 CHF to attend an academic conference of their choice in 2019. Congratulations to the winners of this highly competitive travel award.
We would like to thank all the Scientific Committee members for their assiduous evaluation of the candidates. It was a difficult decision given the high quality of the award applications, and we thank all applicants.
The 2020 Metabolites Travel Awards will be open for applications from the second half of 2019 to early next year. Please check www.mdpi.com/journal/ metabolites/awards for more information closer to that time.
Professor Peter J Meikle BSc (Hons), PhD.
Editor-in-Chief of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989)
Leader, Obesity and Diabetes Program
Head, Metabolomics Laboratory
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow Program Head, Metabolism
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute