2013 Du Pre Grant Recipients

MSIF has awarded five Du Pré Grants in the first round of 2013 to enable young researchers from Cuba, Iran, Italy, Mongolia and Portugal, to travel to work on short-term MS research projects in Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore and the UK.

Mina Afhami, Iran

Using the £5000 grant, Mina a postgraduate researcher from Iran, will spend 6 months at the National University of Singapore, where she will investigate the ‘Effect of Estradiol on Myelin Preservation and Sensory, Locomotor Function after Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis in Male Rats’, under the supervision of Dr Angelo All.

Andreia Barateiro, Portugal

Andreia, a post doctoral researcher from Portugal, will use her £4700 grant to spend 2 months at the VU Medical Centre in Amsterdam with Dr. Jack van Horssen, where she will investigate the role of S100B in multiple sclerosis.

Gloria Castellazzi, Italy

The £5000 grant will enable Gloria, a biomedical engineer from Italy, to travel to the Institute of Neurology, UCL, in London, where she will work with Dr. Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott for 5 months on Functional MRI (fMRI) and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) techniques applied to Multiple Sclerosis’

Majel Cervantes Llanos, Cuba

The £5000 grant will help Majel, a postgraduate researcher from Cuba to visit the Vita-Salute San Raffaele Institute in Milan for 6 months, to work on the combined treatment of IFN beta and Phycocyanobilin in EAE, under the supervision of Prof Gianvito Martino.

Shuren Dashzeveg, Mongolia

Shuren, a neurologist from Mongolia, will use her £5000 grant to travel to the University of British Columbia for 5 months, to conduct a comparison of the epidemiology and natural history of multiple sclerosis in a Mongolian and Canadian cohort, under the supervision of Dr. Helen Tremlett.

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