Early-career researcher travel grants: Last three authors selected in 2017

Concluding this year’s travel grant programme, three eLife authors will receive up to $1,000 to support their attendance and presentation at a meeting of their choice.
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Lilliana Radoshevich, Ulrich Lutz and Lindsey Seldin 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 last round of this year’s eLife travel grant programme, eLife Senior Editors selected winners in the areas of immunology, microbiology and infectious disease, plant sciences, evolutionary biology and cancer 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.

From left to right: Lilliana Radoshevich, Ulrich Lutz and Lindsey Seldin.

Lilliana Radoshevich, a postdoctoral fellow at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, will present her work at the EMBO ASCB Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Her research focuses on ubiquitin-like proteins in host defense and cellular stress response pathways following Listeria monocytogenes infection.

Ulrich Lutz will present his work at Plant Genomes & Biotechnology: From Genes to Networks in Cold Spring Harbor. As a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology Ulrich is interested in deciphering the genetic basis of adaptation and phenotypic plasticity of flowering time of plants, especially in response to changing ambient temperature. He is using natural variation as a resource of genetic diversity to identify new alleles of known genes to better understand gene function, regulation, and interaction.

Lindsey Seldin, a postdoc at Vanderbilt University, will be travelling to Shanghai, China to present her work at the AACR New Horizons in Cancer Research Conference: Research Propelling Cancer Prevention and Cures. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of breast cancer initiation and recurrence. She is looking forward to meeting with basic scientists, clinician-scientists and physicians who will provide invaluable expert clinical perspectives and insights for her work.

These were the final grants awarded as part of our travel grant programme for 2017. 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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