Category: Prizes

Prize-worthy research by NTD Network PhD student in Chandigarh

Our congratulations go to Mr Naushad Akhtar, from India’s Council for Science and Industrial Research Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), for his prize-winning work!
On 17th November 2019, Naushad received the Young Researcher award for his excellent poster, submitted to the 2nd National Biomedical Research Competition, hosted at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.  Naushad is studying for a PhD with NTD Network member Dr Pradip Sen, Principal Scientist at CSIR-IMTECH in Chandigarh.  Pradip’s research team are investigating how dendritic cells, a vital component of our immune system, responds to infection by Leishmania donovani, the parasite causing the lethal neglected tropical disease (NTD) visceral leishmaniasis, known in India as kala-azar.
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Winning insights: Prize awarded to young researchers investigating a new potential drug target for Chagas disease

Our huge congratulations go to Dr Daniele Chame (above), post-doctoral research associate from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, and Carlos Estevez, a masters’ student at UFMG, co-recipients of the 2019 Zigman Brener award at the XXXV Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for Protozoology (SBPz).
Daniele and Carlos are early career researchers from Professor Santuza Teixeira‘s team at UFMG, Belo Horizonte; they presented their findings as a poster in the Translational Biology session during the meeting, held in Caxambu, Brazil, 4th-6th November 2019.  Daniele had to accept the prize alone, as Carlos was busy elsewhere, at our “Workshop in Drug Discovery” training and industry symposium, held in Mendoza, Argentina, 2nd-4th November.  
This success marks the second year running that the NTD Network has won this award!  Last year’s winner was Mr Douglas Escrivani from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
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Great work: NTD Network PhD student in Brazil wins poster prize

Congratulations to NTD Network PhD student Mr Douglas Escrivani Olivera, winner of the Zigman Brener award!
Douglas is studying for a PhD; he is based with NTD Network member Professor Bartira Rossi-Bergmann at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and is co-supervised by Professor Patrick Steel, from Durham University, UK.
The Zigman Brenner award for best research poster is given annually at the Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Parasitology (SBPz)/XLV AnnualMeeting on Basic Research in Chagas’ Disease, held in November each year in Cazambu, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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