Travel Awards 2018
On behalf of the Antibodies editorial office, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Antibodies Travel Awards for 2018:
The first Travel Awards Prize (800 CHF) goes to Carlos Castrillon, PhD student at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (laboratory of Dr. Pierre Bruhns). The second Travel Awards Prize (600 CHF) goes to Dr. Veronika Chromikova, Post-doctoral fellow at Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA (laboratory of Professor Dr. Florian Krammer). The Third Travel Awards Prize goes to Mr. Min Shen, PhD student at Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA (laboratory of Professor Dr. James F. Rusling). Mr. Carlos Castrillon’s research focuses on single-cell bioassays based on droplet microfluidics. Dr. Veronika Chromikova’s research deals with the recombinant production of monoclonal IgMs, using CHO DG44 and HEK 293 cell lines. Dr. Min Shen’s current research focuses on the accurate profiling of the IgE antibody repertoire in individuals exposed to allergens such as peanuts.
Additionally, Ms. Marieke Heineke, Dr. Minkyo Song and Dr. CandaceBever were awarded Excellent Young Researcher certificates.
Congratulations to the winners of this very competitive travel award. I would like to thank the committee members for their contribution. They are Prof. Mark Cragg, Antibody and Vaccine Group, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK; Dr. Jeanette H.W. Leusen, Laboratory for Translational Immunology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands; Prof. Dr. Tianlei Ying, Antibody Engineering and Drug Discovery Group, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; Prof. Dr. Dimiter S. Dimitrov, director of Center for Antibody Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
The competition for the 2019 travel awards will be opened in early October 2018. Please check www.mdpi.com/journal/antibodies for more information closer to this date.
Travel Award 2017
Ms. Yanling Wu (Fudan University, Shanghai) and Mr. Mark Bailey (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York) are the recipients of the 2017 Antibodies Travel Award for excellence in antibody research by graduate students or postdoctoral fellows; the Award will be used to participate in an antibody related conference. Both students have already coauthored several excellent articles and have conducted outstanding research in the antibody field. They plan to attend an antibody engineering and therapeutic meeting, and a vaccine meeting, respectively.
I congratulate the recipients of this year’s Award and wish them every success in their research.
I would like to thank the Selection Committee members Dr. Nathalie Scholler and Dr. R. James Christie for their valuable time in evaluating the candidates.
Dr. Dimiter Dimitrov,