Scientists worldwide benefit from Leuka scholarships

16th November 2017

Winners of Leuka's inaugural Travel Scholarships received their awards at the 19th Annual John Goldman Conference on Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia last month.

The ten winners of this new award from Leuka had their conference registration costs covered, plus a contribution towards travel expenses, enabling them to attend this annual conference that fosters learning and collaboration across the leukaemia research field.

Our Awardees hailed from across the world, from Scotland to Brazil, from India to Italy. At the conference in October they received their certificates from Professor Nick Cross, chair of our Scientific Panel.  

The winners were:

  • Lorna Jackson (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Mansi Manij Shah (Birmingham USA)
  • Marin M. Machnicki (Warsaw, Poland)
  • Vanessa L. Porter (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Chetasi Talati (Tampa)
  • Flavia Vasconcelos (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Francesco Autore (Rome, Italy)
  • Aditya Singh (Punjab)
  • Tanmoy Kumar Mandal (Mumbai, India)
  • Co Nguyen Phuong Dung (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Leuka travel scholarship awards ceremony

At the awards ceremony, L-R: Tanmoy Kumar Mandal, Marcin M. Machnicki, Mansi Shah, Flavia Vasconcelos, Vanessa L. Porter, Aditya Singh, and Co Nguyen Phuong Dung with Professor Nick Cross.

We created the awards as attending conferences are an important aspect of a researcher’s career. Not only do they provide an up-to-date view of the latest findings, but they’re also the ideal opportunity to build a scientific network of potential international collaborators. 

We provided a scholarship fund of £5000 in collaboration with the European School of Haematology (ESH) to provide 10 junior clinicians and scientists with the funding that would enable them to attend this year’s Annual John Goldman CML conference, held in Portugal.

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