Grants for international internships
The Nora Baart Stichting (NBS) has awarded travel grants to three students:
Marieke Nühn (Utrecht University) of the Master Infection & Immunity will visit the lab of Sharon Lewin at the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne, Australia. She will work on a Toolbox to study role CD4+ T cells with respect to HIV.
Rozemarijn van der Veen (Radboud University) of the Master Molecular Mechanisms of Disease will do her internship in the lab of Timothy Elston, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, USA. She will model differential osmosensing in the yeast high osmolarity response pathway.
Lauren de Haan (Utrecht University) of the Master Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology will visit the lab of Don Cleveland, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research – University of California San Diego. She will study the role of serine/threonine protein kinases in aneuploidy, and how this results in chromosome instability and cancer.
Previous recent travel grants from the Nora Baart Stichting:
Cas Boshoven (Radboud University Nijmegen) will visit the lab of Branden Crabb, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia to investigate protein transport arrest following knockdown of the protein export machine PTEX, in malaria parasites
Coen van Deursen (Utrecht University) will be supported to visit the lab of Clare Parish, Stem Cells and Neural Development group, Melbourne, Australia. He will study differentiation of pluripotent stem cells and their role in Huntington's disease.
Cynthia Siebrand (Utrecht University) will use the travel grant to study ageing in neuronal stem cells in the lab of Anne Brunet, Department of Genetics, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, USA
Olivier Schäffers (Radboud University Nijmegen) will visit the lab of Joseph Bonventre, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He will investigate advanced renal tubular models for bioprinting of perfusable human nephron organoid-derived tubule constructs
Rianne de Jongh (Utrecht University) will be supported to study human axonal trajectories from grafted organoids in the lab of Fred Gage, Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA
Laureen de Bever (Technical University Eindhoven) will visit the lab of Margeret Brimble, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. She will investigate the stability of boronated peptides in cancer treatment.
Travel grants for master students to perform research internships abroad (the applicant must be a member of the NVBMB):
- The Nora Baart Stichting (NBS) offers travel grants for master students in the medically oriented molecular life sciences who wish to do their second research internship abroad. Master students in the medically oriented molecular life sciences, who plan to perform their second internship abroad, may apply for financial support to cover travel expenses and extra costs of living to a total amount of maximally € 2000 (intercontinental) or € 1500 (Europe).
More information on how to apply can be found here.
- The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) also offers summer travel grants for students wishing to gain research experience in a lab in another FEBS memberstate.
For more information see here.