On March 15th, EuroLeish.Net fellows Temmy Sunyoto and Vera Kühne met with the Policy Unit for Marie Skƚodowska-Curie Actions in the European Commission at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, a host institution in our network.
Aya's poster titled "LB-5027. Can drug resistance studies guide the early discovery stages of anti-leishmanial agents? A prospective study" was presented at the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) annual meeting held in Baltimore, 5-9 November 2017
EuroLeish held its 3rd Consortium meeting at one of its key partners, the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. The event took place following the ECTMIH in the same city. Over 40 Consortium beneficiaries and partners attended the two day meeting.
The session was titled: "Training on neglected tropical diseases: Are you brave or crazy?" Six PhD students presented perspectives about research training on NTDs, including three EuroLeish fellows: Aya Hefnawy, Bruno Bremer Hinckel, and Temmy Sunyoto.
EuroLeish Fellows in Barcelona led fun educational activities for 6-7 year-old students. The primary school audience engaged in role plays to learn about the spread of a neglected disease and scientific research for control.
EuroLeish organized a successful, fun, and informative LeishSlam during the WorldLeish congress. The event gathered over 200 attendees and included 7 presentations by young researchers from Brazil, Belgium, Colombia, India, Portugal and Spain. Watch event video inside!
LeishSlam is a form of Science Slam, a science communication event where scientists explain their research projects in short 5-minute-talks that are easy to follow for a general audience in a casual setting, and afterwards the audience gets to vote. The important thing is not primarily the scientific outcome of the work, but to explain it in an understandable, entertaining and concise way to the public.
More than 100 researchers work on their PhD at ITM at any given time. P³ talked to Shahab and Vera, talented researchers from Bangladesh and Germany, who participate in two innovative PhD programmes. Although ITM is their base, they also work on their thesis at other institutions.