MSIF has announced its first six Du Pré grants
for 2014. These grants offer young researchers a chance to make short visits to
other MS research centres to learn more or to carry out parts of joint
, a medical student from Isfahan University of Medical Science, Iran, who will use her grant to travel to the University of Göttingen in Germany to work with Professor Wolfgang Bruck, looking at the differential role of B cell subsets in the central nervous system in EAE.
Dr. Mauricio Farez
, a neurology resident from Argentina, who will travel to Harvard Medical School to work with Dr. Francisco Quintana on the role of melatonin in MS pathogenesis.
, an Integrated BS MS student from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Kolkata, India. Jibin will travel to the University of Colorado, USA, to work with Professor Randall Cohrs on the dynamic regulation of host immune mediators in the central nervous system during mouse hepatitis virus-induced acute and chronic inflammation.
, a PhD student from Canada, who will travel to the University of Florence in Italy to work with Professor Maria Pia Amato, examining resiliency factors for cognitive decline in paediatric-onset MS.
, a PhD student from the UK, who will spend three months at the University of British Columbia in Canada, working with Dr Wayne Moore on high-resolution myelin water imaging in post-mortem MS spinal cord and correlations with histopathology.
Dr Yael Hacohen
, a paediatric registrar from the UK, who will use her grant to travel to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA, to work with Professor Brenda Banwell on defining brain directed autoantibodies in childhood relapsing demyelination syndromes.
The Du Pré grants are awarded twice a year. The deadline for applications for the second wave for 2014 is 30 June.
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