Grants for international internships
The Nora Baart Stichting (NBS) has awarded travel grants to six students:
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.
Previous recent travel grants from the Nora Baart Stichting:
Mariëlle van Grinsven (University of Utrecht) will visit the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA). Her research question addresses locking away the lysosomal nutrient supply of pancreatic cancer cells.
Floortje van Oosten (Selective Medical Master, Utrecht University) will be supported to visit the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, USA). She will determine the molecular characteristics of pathological complete response in pancreatic cancer and the corresponding residual-disease free survival.
Julie Verhoef (Molecular Mechanisms of Diseases, Radboud University) will leave for the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (Parkville Victoria, Australia). She will investigate the export of virulence factors from red blood cells that have been infected with Plasmodium falciparum parasites.
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.