International Federation for Cell Biology Travel Awards for attending


● 12th International Congress of Cell Biology – ICCB 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

Travel award winners:

1.Alexis Bonfim-Melo, PhD Student – Sao Paulo, Brazil

2.Jose Raimundo Correa, Faculty professor – Brasilia, Brazil

3.Magno Lopes, PhD Student – Brazil

4.Ricardo de Oliveira Orsi, Professor – Botucatu, Brazil


● Calreticulin Workshop in New York, NY, USA

Travel award winners:

1.Paula Abello, DVM, PhD Candidate – Santiago, Chile

2.Carlos Rosas, MSc, PhD candidate – Santiago, Chile

3.Katherine Weinberger, DVM, PhD Candidate – Santiago, Chile

4.Alejandra Guerrero Moncayo – Santiago, Chile

5.Luciene Lima – Sao Paulo, Brazil


● IFCB Board Members meet travel awardees for breakfast at the 2014 ASCB/IFCB Joint Meeting in Philadelphia.

IFCB funded 20 young researchers.

● Building the Cell in Institut Pasteur – Paris

Travel award winners:

1.Ewan MacDonald, University of Liverpool, UK

2.Alba Juanes Garcia, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, School of Medicine, Spain

3.Rana Amini, University of Montreal, Canada

4.Claire Dziengelewski, Université Laval, Canada

5.Jorge Diaz, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile

“…I was able to attend to this meeting because I received an IFCB travel grant. It was my first international meeting, and therefore I was able, for the first time, to interact with the some of the leading researchers in my line of research, present my work to them and receive input and advice. I particularly enjoyed being exposed to a wealth of cutting edge technology, including new techniques and approximations, especially those related to mechanotransduction, force sensing and force generation in living cells. In summary, this meeting has supplied me with new insights and points of view. It has also broadened my interest in other aspects of cell biology and has allowed me, for the first time, to share my results discuss them with a cadre of international experts in the field.” Alba Juanes

“…I considered that this first international meeting “Building the cell” represented a good occasion to increase my ability and comprehension on the endocytosis and migration area. While I was in the meeting the interacting with experts in these areas made me to keep growing as a researcher. appreciate so much this opportunity. Thanks to the Organizing Committee and the IFCB Laboratory for the travel grant!” Jorge Díaz

● APOCB meeting in Singapore

Travel award winners:

1.Sun Liming (National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing)

2.Mrigya Babuta (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)

3.Ashish Kumar Singh (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)

4.Sonal Gupta (ICGEB, India)

5.Lakshmi Sripada (The M.S. University of Baroda, India)

“I am thankful to International Federation for Cell Biology – IFCB for their great support that helped me attend excellent Cell Biology meeting APOCB 2014 in Singapore. It was a fascinating experience for me. Being working in malaria,I found the captivating sessions at the meeting were beneficial for increasing my knowledge out of my field. Discussion with scientists there gave good scientific ideas which would definitely improve my scientific paper and grant writing. I felt really glad to be a part of this exceptionally well organised meeting in Biopolis , Singapore. Thanks to sponsors and organisers for giving me this great opportunity. I would definitely like to explore any such opportunities in future that will be useful building in my scientific career. Thanks” Dr. Sonal Gupta

“I thank The International Federation for Cell Biology to provide me an opportunity in form of travel assistance to participate in 7th Asian Pacific Organization for Cell Biology Congress. The award encouraged me to participate, interact and present my work in the congress. The talks and posters in congress was informative, interactive, educative and admixture of diversified and intriguing aspects of parasitology and cell biology. The talks, posters and workshops helped to acquire and strengthen new concepts, methodology and ideas.” Lakshmi Sripada