Toxins 2018 Travel Award
This year we enjoyed a large number of very highly meritorious applications for our annual Toxins Travel Award. It was not an easy task to select the top two candidates. Nevertheless, with the assistance of our Section Editors, I believe we have identified two outstanding candidates. Thus, as Editor-in-Chief of Toxins, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Toxins Travel Award for 2018:
Travel Award was granted to Dr. Kwok Ho Lam, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Rongsheng Jin’s lab at University of California, USA, and to Dr. Anneleen Pletinck, a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Griet Glorieux’s lab at Campus Ghent University Hospital, Belgium.
Dr. Kwok Ho Lam studies the structure and function relationship of botulinum neurotoxins, with a particular emphasis on the acidinduced channel formation of Botulinum neurotoxin, the inhibition mechanism of nanobodies targeting Botulinum neurotoxin.
Dr. Anneleen Pletinck’s work focuses on the link between uremic toxins and endothelial glycocalyx damage in chronic kidney disease.
We are proud to support these young scientists working in the field of toxinology and wish them further success in their careers.