And the winner of the first LIMNA PhD prize for the best thesis in Metabolism is...
The first LIMNA PhD prize for the best doctoral thesis in Metabolism discussed at the UNIL, UNIGE or EPFL in 2019-2020 goes to Dr. Haiping Wang!
Her thesis on "CD36-mediated metabolic adaptation supports regulatory T cell survival and function in tumors" was elaborated in the laboratory of Prof. Ping-Chih Ho, in the Oncology Departement UNIL-CHUV and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Lausanne Branch, UNIL and successfully discussed in June 2020. Dr. Wang is pursuing her successful scientific career in the lab of Prof. Mirko Trajkovski in the Department of cell physiology and metabolism, at the University of Geneva.
The prize committee was very much impressed by the excellent reaserch work, the outstanding productivity, impact and also the way the scientific content was described. The vote was nearly unanimous.
Please, join the prize committe and LIMNA board of directors to congratulate Dr. Wang!
Covid-19: Travel grant suspended for the moment
The current pandemic of Sars-CoV-2 (Covid-19) is affecting many aspects of a researcher life at the moment: acces to the lab is restricted, there is now time to read all those papers that have piled up on our desks, to learn and teach ourselves new methods, to develop new ideas. Nevertheless, the most interesting conferences are either cancelled or moved to virtual settings, which implies renouncing to the great interactions and networking that LIMNA wishes to foster by the means of travel grants. Moreover, it is yet unclear if and how people will be able to travel and leave the country in the next months.
I thus regret to inform you that next LIMNA travel grant call (concerning conferences and meeting happening during second semester of 2020) is reported to the end of the year - new deadline will be November 30, 2020 for conferences and meetings happening during the first semester of 2021.
LIMNA PhD prize for the best thesis in Metabolism in 2019-2020
LIMNA PhD prize will be attributed to the author of the best doctoral thesis in Metabolism discussed at the UNIL, UNIGE or EPFL in 2019-2020.
Application deadline on 22.01.2021.
- Student who graduated from one of LIMNA participating teams presenting their thesis on Metabolism
- Thesis defended in 2019-2020
- The candidate has pursued a research career, and is now working in a lemanic research institution
- This is a personal prize of 2000 CHF
- The award will be conferred to a single candidate
- The prize winner may be required to give a special lecture in a LIMNA seminar or symposium
Application must include
- résumé of the thesis (max 2 pages, references excluded)
- motivation letter (max 2 pages)
- publication list, please highlight articles on which the thesis is based on
- CV (max 1 page)
- Reference letters from former and current supervisor
Applications will be evaluated by a committee of LIMNA PIs. The decision of the committee will be final.
Since there will be no formal award ceremony immediately, the prize winner may be required to give a special lecture at a LIMNA seminar or symposium.
Electronic application must be sent by 22.01.2021 to Dr Marta Bellone, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LIMNA symposium "Central regulation of...
TRAVEL GRANTS - Morgridge Institute for Research, Frontiers in Metabolism meeting
Two scientists were awarded after the additional travel grants competition to attend the Morgridge Institute for Research, Frontiers in Metabolism meeting - Mechanisms of Metabolic Diseases - Madison, WI, USA
Elena Katsyuba, postdoctoral researcher at EPFL, in the Laboratory of Professor Johan Auwerx
Bao Khanh Trang, PhD student at the CIG, UNIL, in the Laboratory of Professor Béatrice Desvergne
Bao Khanh Trang
Congratulations to them !!!