As Evaluation Committee Chair of 2018 Vaccines Travel Awards, I am pleased toannounce the winners of the 2018 Vaccines Travel Awards.
We had many impressive applicants for this award from all over the world andchoosing was very difficult. Thanks to the Evaluation Committee’s thoroughdeliberation and reviews, the 2018 Travel Awards have been granted to Dr. Lynda Coughlan, a postdoctoral research fellow from Mount Sinai at IcahnSchool of Medicine, USA; and Mr. João Conniot, a PhD student from Universidadede Lisboa, Portugal. Please join us in congratulating them for their achievements.
Dr. Lynda Coughlan will be awarded 800 Swiss Francs towards participationat the “2nd International Meeting on Respiratory Pathogens” that will be heldon 7-9 March 2018 in Singapore. She will give an oral presentation for herwork entitled “Improving the immunogenicity of vaccine antigens delivered bynon-replicating adenoviral vectored vaccines by exosome-display”.
Mr. João Conniot will also be awarded 800 Swiss Francs towards participationat the “Frontiers in Immunomodulation and Cancer Therapy” that will be heldon 9-11 July 2018, Madrid, Spain. He will present his work entitled “DendriticCell-targeted Nano-vaccines Synergize with Immune Checkpoint Modulatorsfor Melanoma Treatment”.
Once again, we would like to thank all the applicants for participating, andacknowledge the members of the Evaluation Committee for their thoroughassessment of applicants. We are proud to support young scientists, and hopethose who weren’t chosen this time will apply for the 2019 Travel Awards.
Prof. Nirbhay Kumar
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA