30 winners of the Bill & Milenda Gates Foundation grants distributed by IUIS to attend the ICI meeting in Milan, August, 2013
2013 is the first year that IUIS succeeded to obtain substantial support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to create travel grants for young immunologists from developing countries. It enabled IUIS to give grants to 36 people working in non-OECD countries so that they could attend the ICI in Milan.
There were approximately 700 applicants for the 36 grants. The winners were selected based upon the quality of their work as described in the abstract they submitted to the congress. "The grants gave them the opportunity to meet and talk to the people they had only read about in textbooks and scientific journals. Providing such wonderful opportunities is one of the aims of IUIS," commented Jorge Kalil, IUIS's newly elected president.
The winners were:
1. Alonso-Vega Cristina (Bolivia) 2. Amri Manel (Algeria) 3. Anavarathavina- yagamoorthy Sivagowry (Sri Lanka) 4.Bashir Qudsia (Pakistan) 5.Bobosha Kidist (Ethiopia) 6.Bogolyubova Apollinariya (Russian Federation) 7.Bortoluci Karina (Brazil) 8.Chamakh Rym (Tunisia) 9.Drif Kamar (Morocco) 10. Ganji Rakesh (India) 11. Hsu Li-Chung (Taiwan) 12. Kabilova Tatyana (Russian Federation) 13. Kammoun Rebai Wafa (Tunisia) 14. Kone Younoussou (Mali) 15. Lekomtseva Yevgeniya Ukraine) 16. Lenac Roviš Tihana (Croatia) 17. Matangkasombut Ponpan Thailand) 18. Mduluza Takafira (Zimbabwe) 19. Medina Tiago (Brazil) 20. Mendez Huergo Santiago (Argentina) 21. Mihret Adane (Ethiopia) 22. Milovanovic Marija (Serbia) 23. Mohan Mradul (India) 24. Muñoz-Wolf Natalia (Uruguay) 25. Ndure Jorjoh (Gambia) 26. Nemes Elisa (South Africa) 27. Nyakundi Ruth (Kenya) 28. Panda Saswati (Singapore) 29. Parihar Suraj (South Africa) 30. Sabour Alaoui Sanaa (Morocco) 31. Tian Jie (China) 32. Volkava Marharyta (Belarus) 33. Wang Wenyan (China) 34. Yacoub-Youssef Houda (Tunisia) 35. Yessoufou Akadiri (Benin) 36. Zakharyan Roksana (Armenia).
More grants to come.
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