Travel grant recipients

December 2019 recipients

Abiola Isawumi, Samima Khatun and Lara Martini were the recipients of the 2019 Communications journals travel grants for early career researchers. They each received a grant of €2,500 to support their attendance at an international conference and present their work.

Biology

Abiola IsawumiAbiola Isawumi was awarded the Communications Biology grant. Abiola is a post-PhD fellow using whole-genome sequencing to study antimicrobial resistance in Klebsiella oxytoca from hospital-acquired infections with the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens at the University of Ghana. He will attend the Drug Resistance Gordon Research Conference in Rhode Island, USA.

Chemistry

Samima KhatunSamima Khatun was awarded the Communications Chemistry grant. Samima recently completed her PhD research on thermodynamic and spectroscopic studies on interactions in protein ligand systems at Aligarh Muslim University in India. She will attend the 26th International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics in London, UK.

Physics

Lara MartiniLara Martini was awarded the Communications Physics grant. Lara is currently completing her PhD at National University of Rosario (UNR) and Institute of Physics Rosario (CONICET - UNR) in Argentina, studying delay control in laser-assisted photoionization of water molecules. She will attend the SPIE Photonics West conference in San Francisco, USA.

December 2018 recipients

Arantxa Rojas, Őzgűl Gők, and Madhuchhanda Brahma were the recipients for the 2018 Communications journals travel grants for early career researchers. They each received a grant of €2,500 to support their attendance at an international conference and present their work.

Biology

Arantxa Rojas was awarded the Communications Biology grant. At the time of the award, Arantxa was completing her thesis on regulation of miRNA biogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Rosario (IBR) in Argentina. She attended the 24th Annual Meeting of the RNA Society in Krakow, Poland.

Chemistry

Őzgűl Gők was awarded the Communications Chemistry grant. Őzgűl is an Assistant Professor at Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar Universty in Istanbul where her research focuses on the design of synthetic and natural biomaterials for both drug delivery and regeneration. She attended the Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Seattle, USA.

Physics

Madhuchhanda Brahma was awarded the Communications Physics grant. At the time of the award, Madhuchhanda was completing her thesis on multiscale modeling of quantum transport in 2D material based MOS transistors at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. She attended the International Workshop on Computational Nanotechnology in Illinois, USA.