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2017

 

  • Congratulations to the following young immunologists who were awarded a travel award of USD 1,000 to attend the 2017 FIMSA Advanced Couse, held in Beijing, China.
    • Ms. Delgertsetseg Chuluundorj, Australia
    • Mr. Jonathan Chee, Australia
    • Ms. Hui-Fern Koay, Australia
    • Ms. Kongyang Ma, Hong Kong
    • Mr. Tae-Jin Kim, Korea
    • Mr. Dayasagar Das, India
    • Ms. Kylie Yong Su Mei, Singapore
    • Ms. Jiraphorn Issara-Amphorn, Thailand
    • Mr. Chitpon Padunglerk, Thailand

     


     

     

    2016

     

    • Congratulations to the following post-graduate students and early career post-doctoral scientists who were awarded a travel award of USD 1,000 to attend the 16th International Congress of Immunology in Melbourne, Australia, August 21-26, 2016.
      • Aoi Akitsu, Japan
      • Megha Budhwani, New Zealand/India
      • Danyal Butt, Australia
      • Huai-Chia Chuang, Taiwan
      • Jingjing Liang, China
      • Guangliang Liu, China
      • Eunju O, Korea
      • Simon Pelham, Australia/NZ
      • Bethany Pillay, Australia
      • Mannish Priyam, India
      • Rahul Shivahare, India
      • Szandor Simmons, Japan/Germany
      • Linlin Wang, Hong Kong, China
      • Meng Xia, China
      • Taisho Yamada, Japan

       


      The travel awards were recently presented at the meeting of the FIMSA council held in conjunction with the 16th ICI:

       

       

       

       

      2013

       

      • Congratulations to the following post-graduate students and early career post-doctoral scientists who were awarded a travel award of USD 1,000 to attend the 15th International Congress of Immunology in Milan, Italy, August 22-27, 2013.
        • Huai-Chia Chuang, Taiwan
        • Mamdouh Adolf Kamal Sedhom, Australia
        • Sophie Schussek, Australia
        • Hai-Lan Piao, China
        • Alison Nicole Thorburn, Australia
        • Connie Duong, Australia
        • Garth Cameron, Australia
        • Yen-Lin Lin, Taiwan
        • Yosuke Kurashima, Japan
        • Qiong Wu, China

         


        The travel awards were recently presented at the meeting of the FIMSA council held in conjunction with the 15th ICI:

         

         

        2012

         

        • Congratulations to the following successful applicants for FIMSA Travel Bursaries to attend the 5th FIMSA Congress held in New Delhi, India, 14-17th March 2012.
          • Anita Rana, Uttar Pradesh, India
          • Aparanji Poosarla, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
          • Gathsaurie Malavige, Nugegoda, Sri lanka
          • Kaustuv Nayak, Chennai, India
          • Chowdhury Ahsan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
          • Vikas Verma, New Delhi, India
          • Khageswar Sahu, Madhya Pradesh,India
          • Ravi Yadav, Wardha, India
          • Ramendra Pati Pandey, New-Delhi, India
          • Sanjana Devi, West Bengal, India
          • Ramya Duraisamy, Tamil Nadu, India

           


          FIMSA Councillors and Travel Award Winners at the 5th. FIMSA Congress, in March, 2012, New Delhi, India.
          L to R: Gathsaurie Malavige, Kaustuv Nayak, Sunil Arora, Aparanji Poosarla, Surasakdi Wongratanacheewin, Sanjana Devi, Paola Castagnoli, Ramya Duraisamy, Nick King, D Nageshwar Rao, Guna Karupiah, Ramendra Pati Pandey, Vikas Verma, Yosuke Takahama, Ravi Yadav, Xuetoa Cao, Shigeo Koyasu, Pak-Leong Lim, Gregory Tsay

           

          2010

           

          • Congratulations to the following successful applicants for FIMSA Travel Bursaries to attend the 2010 ICI Congress held in Kobe, Japan, August 2010.
            • Pornpimon Angkasekwinai, Thailand
            • Queenie Lai Kwan Lam, Hong Kong
            • Shing-Jia Shieh, Taiwan
            • Alexandra Rizzitelli, Australia
            • Di Yu, Australia
            • Dominique Gatto, Australia
            • Sarah Oracki, Australia
            • Maryam Azlan, Australia
            • Socorro Miranda-Hernandez, Australia
            • Rachael Louise Terry, Australia

             

            There were 42 high-quality applicants and 10 recipients were selected by a five-reviewer committee for the 2010 ICI Congress. We thank all of those involved for their interest and commitment. The applications were assessed according to the guidelines published on our web site.


            FIMSA Councillors and Travel Award Winners at the 14th. International Congress of Immunology, in August, 2010, Kobe, Japan.

             

            2004

             

            • Congratulations to the following successful applicants for FIMSA Travel Awards for the 7th. FIMSA/ASI Advanced Training Course in Immunology, Adelaide, Australia, 7-10 December 2004 and 8th. HLDA/ASI Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 12-16 December 2004.
              • Chowdhury, Fatema (Bangladesh)
              • Ma, Chi (China)
              • Shi, Qin (China)
              • Wang, Haibin (China)
              • Kamal, Neel (India)
              • Mishra, Kamla (India)
              • Pal, Swati (India)
              • Panigrahi, Arundhati (India)
              • Sandhu, Mansur (Pakistan)
              • Tancharoen, Salunya (Japan/Thailand)
              • Shanidze, Maka (Russia/Georgia)
              • Galagoda, Geethani (Sri Lanka)
              • Kodituwakku, Aruna (Sri Lanka)
              • Limsuwan, Ticha (Thailand)
              • Niklaeo, Athip (Thailand)
              • Pongtanalert, Piyapong (Thailand)

               

              Many high quality applications were submitted and we thank all of those involved for their interest and commitment. The applications were assessed according to the guidelines published on our web site. The assessment panel was also committed to ensuring where possible, an equitable distribution of awards throughout the Federation and beyond, while also fostering applicants in the early stages of their careers. FIMSA congratulates all awardees and would like to encourage those who were not successful on this occasion to consider applying for other awards available through FIMSA, the IUIS and member societies.

               

               

            • Each of the following people was awarded US$1,000 to assist with expenses incurred in attending the 12th. International Congress of Immunology in Montreal, Canada from 18 to 23 July 2004.
              • Ashesh Chowdhury (Bangladesh)
              • Masayuki Kitajima (Japan)
              • Hae-eun Kang (Korea)
              • Yang Li (China/Japan)
              • Cindy Ma (Australia)
              • Haitao Niu (China/Hong Kong)
              • Ruchi Pandey (India)
              • Amir Sabouri (Iran/Japan)
              • Vani Subramanian (India)
              • Chatchai Tayapiwatana (Thailand)

               

              More than forty high quality applications were submitted and we thank all of those involved for their interest and commitment. The applications were assessed according to the rules published on our web site, ie. need, scientific merit, quality of abstract, curriculum vitae, stage of career, recommendations from society and membership of an immunology society. The assessment panel was also committed to ensuring where possible, an equitable distribution of awards throughout the Federation and this included noting if applicants had previously been supported by FIMSA. Selections were coordinated with other awards made by the Organizing Committee of the ICI and, where known, the FIMSA member societies, to ensure that collectively we could provide assistance to the maximum number of people. Of the 42 applicants assessed, at least 22 have received an award from either FIMSA, the ICI or FOCIS organizing committees or their member societies. It is worth noting that another 15 people from nine countries in the FIMSA region, who did not apply for the FIMSA awards, nevertheless were successful in obtaining awards from the ICI Organizing Committee. The latter are listed below.

               

               

            • Recipients of ICI and FOCIS Travel Awards for the 12th. ICI in Montreal
              • Australia/New Zealand: Gabrielle Belz (FOCIS Award), Caroline Choi, Adam Cook, Nadine Crowe, Amanda DeMestre, Jodie Harrison, Adrian Liston, Judy Peng, Tri Phan, Adam Richie, Marilyn Thien, Mei San Loh (NZ)
              • China: Anmei Deng, Wen-Xian Fu, Yue-Dan Wang
              • Hong Kong/China: Ip Wai Ki
              • India: Alok C. Bharti, Tabassum Khan, Bhaskar Saha
              • Iran: A. Zornani
              • Japan: Ruka Setoguchi
              • Philippines: Marycel Dela Cruz
              • South Korea: Seok-Rae Park
              • Sri Lanka: Anura Weerasinghe

               

              FIMSA congratulates all awardees. Those who were not successful on this occasion are encouraged to consider applying for other awards available through FIMSA, the IUIS and member societies.

             

             

            2003

             

            • FIMSA/ASI Travel Award to attend the 33rd. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Immunology, 7-11 December, 2003 in Perth, Australia:
              • Dr. Sang-Jun Ha (post-doctoral scientist, Pohang University of Science & Technology, Pohang, Republic of Korea)
              • Ms. Dongmei Xu (Ph.D. student, Shandong University, Jinan, China and visiting scholar, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

               

               

            • JSI Travel Award and FIMSA Supplementary Travel Award to attend the Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI) Annual Scientific Meeting, Fukuoka, Japan, 8-10 December, 2003:
              • Sharon KW Lee (Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
              • Hilva HW Cheung (Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
              • Meekenakshi Singh (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)

             

             

            2002

             

            • FIMSA/ASI Travel Award to attend the 32nd. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Immunology, 8-12 December, 2002 in Brisbane, Australia:
              • Dr. Shadhna Sharma, V P Chest Institute, University of Delhi, India

               

               

            2001

             

            • Recipients of FIMSA Travel Awards (US$1,000 each) to attend the 11th International Congress of Immunology in Stockholm, Sweden, July 2001.
              • Mr. Sivasankar Baalasubramanian (PhD student, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India)
              • Ms. Meenakshi Singh (PhD student, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India)
              • Mr. Shun-You Gong (PhD student, Peking University Health Science Center, Peking, China)
              • Mr. Ke-Jun Han (PhD student, Peking University Health Science Center, Peking, China)
              • Dr. Helen Law (early career post-doctoral scientist, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong)
              • Ms. Diane Muller (PhD student, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
              • Dr. Nicola Harris (early career post-doctoral scientist, Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington, New Zealand)

               

               


              FIMSA Councillors and Travel Award Winners at the 11th. International Congress of Immunology, in July, 2001 Stockholm, Sweden.

               

               

             

             

            2000

             

            • The Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI) provided travel awards for thirteen early career scientists from the Asia-Pacific region for delegates attending the November 2000 JSI Annual Scientific Meeting in Sendai, Japan. These awards valued at more than 100,000 Yen were supplemented with FIMSA Travel Awards of $US500 each. The following scientists were able to make use of these awards to attend the Sendai meeting:
              • Liu Fei, 4th Military Medical University, Shaanxi Province, P. R. China
              • Chrong-Reen Wang, National Cheng-Kung University Hospital, Taiwan
              • Melissa Joy Nicholson, University of Auckland, New Zealand
              • Shisan (BOB) Bao, The University of Sydney, Australia
              • Narisara Chantratita, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Thailand
              • Thomas Proft, University of Auckland, New Zealand
              • Bao En SHAN, Fourth Clini. Med. Coll. of Hebei Med. Univ. Hebei, China
              • Wasu Kamchaisatian, Ramathibodi Hospital, Thailand
              • Ann Chidgey, Monash Medical School, Australia

               

               

            • FIMSA gave Travel Awards of $US1,000 to each of three scientists to attend the Advanced Training Course and Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI), in Sydney, Australia in December 2000. ASI also provided additional assistance to the awardees. The recipients of the awards were:
              • Wei JIA, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an City, Shannxi Prov., P.R. China.
              • Supranee Buranapraditkun, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
              • Tasanee Panichakul, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Thailand