12 Mar 2019

Travel Grants Open 25th March!

Applications for Round 1, 2019, open 25th March and close 5th April!

Travel dates: 1/1/2019 - 31/12/2019

Did you know that CCS staff can apply for a maximum of $3000 for an international conference and $1000 for a national conference? A co-contribution from their Department is also required ($750 international and $250 domestic).

Drs Jessica Borger and Evelyn Tsantikos with their presentation awards. 
School travel grants provide support for research staff to present their research at both national and international conferences. Support is also provided to visit research organisations, to undertake activities such as specialised training, dissemination of results with collaborators and establishing
new research collaborations.

Evelyn Tsantikos and Jessica Borger, both from the school's Immunology and Pathology Department were awarded travel grants last year.

Evelyn attended the Australasian Society for Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting in Perth where she presented findings regarding the role of Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This work was presented to an Immunology audience spanning the Asia-Pacific region as well as invited international speakers.

"I met with multiple Australia-based researchers with regards to potential collaborative projects and established my involvement in the Mucosal Immunology Special Interest group, which aims to bring together researchers in the diverse field of Mucosal Immunology to enhance collaborations and exposure of their work."

Evelyn's presentation was judged best oral presentation in the Mucosal Immunology workshop and was awarded the Graham Jackson Memorial Award for 2018.

Jessica's travel grant funded her attendance at The 3rd International Conference on Innate Lymphoid Cells held in Tokyo, Japan.

"Although I am a T cell immunologist my current research interests have directed me into this field so it was an excellent opportunity to present my research and myself as an Immunologist to a new field."

Jess certainly made an impression, forging new collaborations and won the award for "Best Presentation".

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