INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GRANTS

ISMB provides international travel grants (up to 800 euros each) for young scientists (graduate students or postdocs up to 5 years after Ph.D., with extensions for maternity leave, military service, etc) to allow them to attend major meetings in matrix biology anywhere in the world. While priority will be given to meetings directly supported by ISMB (including Matrix Biology Europe, the American Society for Matrix Biology and the Pan Pacific Connective Tissue Societies Symposium), applications are accepted for any meeting, provided that the scope of the meeting agrees with the aims of the Society. To apply for a travel grant, please send your application to the ISMB secretary, in the form of a single pdf file containing: (1) a letter giving information about the meeting, the amount requested and a detailed justification for support, (2) the abstract of your poster/short talk, (3) your curriculum vitae and list of publications.

Please apply several months in advance of the meeting, before one of the following deadlines: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1. Candidates should be members of the ISMB (see membership page for details). Grants are for international travel only and will be awarded on the basis of scientific excellence and relevance to matrix biology. Successful candidates will be notified no more than one month after each deadline. Following the meeting, awardees will be expected to send to the ISMB a certificate of attendance as well as a short report (to appear on the ISMB web site with some selected for the ISMB newsletter) in the form of a personal perspective on their experience at the meeting.

Recent awardees:

2018

  • Chieh Yu (Brisbane, Australia; Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Auckland, NZ)  report
  • Vishal Chaturvedi (Melbourne, Australia; Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Auckland, NZ)  report
  • Yazmene Falah Alanazi (Manchester, UK; Asian and Pan Pacific Connective Tissue Society Symposium, Hangzhou, China)  report
  • Ayse Kocak (Izmir, Turkey; FEBS Advanced Lecture Course, Patras, Greece)  report
  • Essak Khan (Saarbrucken, Germany; FEBS Advanced Lecture Course, Patras, Greece)  report
  • Ionna Kalograiaki (Madrid, Spain; FEBS Advanced Lecture Course, Patras, Greece)  report
  • Wing Ying Chow (Berlin, Germany; ASMB Meeting, Las Vegas, USA)  report
  • Joan Chang (Manchestern UK; ASMB Meeting, Las Vegas, USA)  report
  • Rocco Bernasconi (Freiburg, Germany; ASMB Meeting, Las Vegas, USA)  report
  • Jazmin Oszvar (Sydney, Australia; Matrix Biology Europe, Manchester, UK)  report
  • Madalina-Viviana Nastase (Frankfurt, Germany; Matrix Biology Europe, Manchester, UK)  report
  • Marion Marchand (Paris, France; Matrix Biology Europe, Manchester, UK)  report
  • Andra Kiss (Szeged, Hungary; Matrix Biology Europe, Manchester, UK)  report
  • Laura Dupont (Liège, Belgium; Matrix Biology Europe, Manchester, UK)  report
  • Elena Carava (Varese, Italy; Matrix Biology Europe, Manchester, UK)  report
  • Chun-Yu Lin (Uppsala, Sweden/Kaohsiung, Taiwan; GRS/GRC Proteoglycans, Andover, USA)  report
  • Heather Davies (Grenoble, France; GRS/GRC Proteoglycans, Andover, USA)  report
  • Jennifer Ashworth (Nottingham, UK; GRS/GRC Proteoglycans, Andover, USA)  report
  • Fenying Tang (Sydney, Australia; GRS/GRC Proteoglycans, Andover, USA)  report

2017

  • Laura Ferreras (Newcastle, UK; 7 Lakes Proteoglycan Mtg, Varese, Italy)  report
  • Mukti Singh (Manchester, UK; GRS/GRC Elastin, Biddeford, USA)  report
  • Racquel Melero (Kuopio, Finland; FEBS-MPST, Spetses, Greece)  report
  • Chloé Yeung (Copenhagen, Denmark; FEBS-MPST, Spetses, Greece)  report
  • Nikos Afratis (Weizman Institute, Israel; FEBS-MPST, Spetses, Greece)  report
  • Basil Dekky (Reims, France; FEBS-MPST 2017, Spetses, Greece)  report
  • Stefanie Heumuller (Cologne, Germany; GRS/GRC Collagen, New London, USA)   report
  • Richa Garva (Manchester, UK; GRS/GRC Collagen, New London, USA)  report
  • Agnès Tessier (Lyon, France; GRS/GRC Collagen, New London, USA)  report
  • Tatjana Holzer (Cologne, Germany; GRS/GRC Cartilage, Lucca, Italy  report

2016

  • Francisco Javier Rodriguez Baena (Pfizer-University of Granada, Spain; ASMB Meeting, St Petersburg, FL, USA) report
  • Sanne D'hondt (University of Ghent, Belgium; ASMB Meeting, St Petersburg, FL, USA) report
  • Heena Kumra (McGill University, Montreal, Canada; ASMB Meeting, St Petersburg, FL, USA) report
  • David Pulido-Gomez (Imperial College, London, UK; ASMB Meeting, St Petersburg, FL, USA) report
  • Nan Yang (University of Manchester, UK; ASMB Meeting, St Petersburg, FL, USA) report
  • Fiona Jones (University of Liverpool, UK; GRS/GRC Proteoglycans, Andover, USA) report
  • Pearl Lee (University of Sydney, Australia; Matrix Biology Europe, Athens, Greece) report
  • Cyril Anastasi (University of Lyon, France; Matrix Biology Europe, Athens, Greece) report
  • Julia Etich (University of Cologne, Germany; GRS/GRC Bones and Teeth, Galveston, USA) report
  • Adam Pudelko (Medical University of Silesia, Poland; GRS/GRC Proteoglycans, Andover, USA) report
  • Emmanuel Rognoni (King's College, London, UK; French/German MB Societies Joint Meeting, Freiburg, Germany) report
  • Sandra Wiley (University of California, San Diego, USA; Matrix Biology Europe, Athens, Greece) report

2015

  • Xanthi Stachtea (Lund University, Sweden; FEBS Advanced Lecture Course, Rhodes, Greece)
  • Felipe Teixeira (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; FEBS Advanced Lecture Course, Rhodes, Greece)
  • Tobias Kuhl (University of Freiburg, Germany;  GRS Collagen, New London, NH, USA) report
  • Georgios Theocharidis (Queen Mary University of London, UK; GRS Collagen, New London, NH, USA) report
  • Wilson Chan (University of Hong Kong, China; GRC Cartilage, Galveston, TX, USA) report
  • Kalliope Panoutsopoulou (Genome Research Ltd, Cambridge, UK; GRC Cartilage, Galveston, TX, USA) report

2014

  • Rushita Bagchi (University of Manitoba, Canada; ASMB Meeting, Cleveland, OH, USA)  report
  • Ryoko Sato-Nishiuchi (Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, Japan; ASMB Meeting, Cleveland, OH, USA)  report
  • Tim Van Damme (Ghent University Hospital, Belgium; ASMB Meeting, Cleveland, OH, USA) report
  • Aurijit Sarkar (Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA; GRS Proteoglycans, Andover, NH, USA)  report
  • Elisa Migliorini (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France; GRC Proteoglycans, Andover, NH, USA)  report
  • Chrisostomi Gialeli (University of Patras, Greece; MBE Europe, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)  report
  • Christine Chuang (Heart Research Institute, Newtown, Australia; MBE Europe, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Joana Caldeira (University of Porto, Portugal; MBE Europe, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

2013

  • Peter Bell (University of Newcastle, UK; PPCTSS, Hong Kong, China) report
  • Herbert Schiller (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany; PPCTSS, Hong Kong, China)
  • Dorota Maszczak-Seneczko (University of Wroclaw, Poland; 8th International Conference on Proteoglycans, Frankfurt, Germany) report
  • Javier Barallobre-Barreiro (King's College, London; 8th International Conference on Proteoglycans, Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Lara Kular (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; FASEB Meeting on Matricellular Proteins, Saxtons River, VE, USA) report
  • Albin Jeanne (ECM and Cellular Dynamics Unit, CNRS, Reims, France; FASEB Meeting on Matricellular Proteins, Saxtons River, VE, USA) report
  • Francesca Chiovaro (Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland; FASEB Meeting on Matricellular Proteins, Saxtons River, VE, USA) report
  • Giselle Yeo (University of Sydney, Australia; GRC Elastin, Biddeford, ME, USA) report
  • Jenni Tamminen (University of Helsinki, Finland; GRC Elastin, Biddeford, ME, USA) report
  • Veronique Van de Bor (CNRS, Nice, France; GRC Collagen, New London, NH, USA) report
  • Kalle Sipila (University of Turku, Finland; GRC Collagen, New London, NH, USA) report
  • Chloe Yeung (University of Manchester, UK; GRC Collagen, New London, NH, USA) report
  • Mara Martin Alonso (Madrid, Spain; GRC Matrix Metalloproteinases, Lucca, Italy) report
  • Carolyn Dancevic (Melbourne, Australia; GRC Matrix Metalloproteinases, Lucca, Italy) report
  • Roos Vandernbroucke (Gent, Belgium; GRC Matrix Metalloproteinases, Lucca, Italy)

2012

  • Vanessa Lopez-Alpuche (University of Oulu, Finland; ASMB, San Diego, USA)
  • Alessandro Malara (University of Pavia, Italy; ASMB, San Diego, USA)
  • Wei Xin (University of Cologne, Germany; ASMB, San Diego, USA)
  • Marion Jeanne (University of California San Francisco, USA; FECTS, Katowice, Poland)

2011

  • Eric Bergeron (McGill University, Canada ; Elastin GRC, Biddeford, ME, USA)
  • Jean-Marie Bourhis (CNRS/University of Lyon, France; Collagen GRC, New London, NH, USA)
  • Nicholas Kalson (University of Manchester, UK; Collagen GRC, New London, NH, USA)
  • Lydia Murray (University of Glasgow, UK; Collagen GRC, New London, NH, USA)
  • Antti Salo (University of Oulu, Finland; Collagen GRC, New London, NH, USA)
  • Elena Zimina (University of Toronto, Canada; SFB 492 Symposium, Münster, Germany)