Early-career researcher travel grants: Next four authors selected

Four eLife authors will receive a grant of up to $1,000 to support their attendance and presentation at a meeting of their choice.
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Christoph Treiber, Assaf Zaritsky, Cordelia Imig and Ipsita Sinha have been selected by eLife Senior Editors to receive travel grants, based on the quality of their submissions and the certainty that they would be presenting at a conference.

In the latest round of the eLife travel grants programme, eLife Senior Editors selected winners for travel grants in the areas of epidemiology, neuroscience, computational biology and cell biology. The grants of up to $1,000 each will allow the winners to travel to a relevant meeting of their choice and present their work, helping them to get exposure and gain recognition among leading scientists in their fields.

Christoph Treiber

Christoph Treiber from the University of Oxford will give a talk at the EMBO/EMBL Symposia ‘The Mobile Genome: Genetic and Physiological Impacts of Transposable Elements’. His work builds on new results published in eLife to investigate the cause of differential expression of transposons, and he will present a single-cell expression atlas of the entire fruit fly brain.

Cordelia Imig

Cordelia Imig from the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen, Germany, will present her work at the 2017 Giant Synapse Symposium in Washington, D.C., USA. Cordelia is greatly interested in studying the fine molecular composition of the synaptic release machinery and its ultrastructural and functional organization in various synapse types and neurosecretory systems with the specific aim to understand the mechanisms that underlie synaptic heterogeneity.

Cordelia is an author on eLife paper eLife 2015;4:e10635

Assaf Zaritsky

Assaf Zaritsky from the Gaudenz Danuser lab at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, will give a talk at ASCB | EMBO annual meeting 2017 in Philadelphia. He is a computational cell biologist studying complex dynamic cell systems by designing hypothesis-driven computational approaches for image data analysis, and will be presenting work investigating how global behaviour patterns emerge from the response of individual cells during embryonic development. He will also be leading and moderating a special interest subgroup on the topic of "Sharing and reusing cell image data".

Assaf is an author on eLife paper eLife 2017;6:e22323

Dr Ipsita Sinha is part of the Epidemiology department at MORU, and a Research Physician in Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford. Ipsita’s research interests include spatiotemporal modelling, GIS mapping, population movement with dynamic modelling of malaria spread, parasite genetics and evolution, with emphasis on malaria elimination. She will present her work investigating the impact of population movement in Bangladesh on the spread of malaria at American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting 2017.

Ipsita is an author on eLife paper eLife 2016;5:e08714

The winners will report back about their experiences as a condition of the travel grant.

The final date for applications for the 2017 travel grant programme is October 2 and you can find out more about eligibility and the subject areas that can apply here.

If you're an eLife author looking to share your work at a meeting next year, we'll be looking to announce next year's round of funding for the early-career travel grants programme in early 2018.

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