Research Fellowship winners 2020
It is a great pleasure to introduce the recipients of the Research Fellowship 2020 (in alphabetical order):
Research Training Fellowship:
epigenetic correlates of disease progression in premanifest and manifest Huntington’s Disease (TRAIL-HD)” which she will carry out at the UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK under the supervision of Professor Henry Houlden.
Giulia di Lazzaro from Italy was selected for her project: “Kinematic analysis of gait and environment interaction in patients with idiopathic tremulous and non-tremulous cervical dystonia” which she will carry out at the Department of clinical and motor neuroscience, Queen square institute of neurology, London, UK under the supervision of Professor Kailash Bhatia.
Francesca Magrinelli from Italy was selected for her project: “Dissecting the genetic bases of isolated and combined dystonia through whole genome sequencing” which she will carry out at the Department of clinical and motor neuroscience, Queen square institute of neurology, London, UK under the supervision of Professor Kailash Bhatia.
Daniele Mandia from Italy was selected for his project: “Pathophysiology of lower motor neuron degeneration in GM2 Gangliosidosis” which he will carry out at the Institut Necker Enfants Malades (INEM), Paris, France under the supervision of Professors Yann Nadjar and François-Xavier Mauvais
Alberto Vogrig from Italy was selected for his project: “Genomic profile and tumour immune attack in GABA-B receptor encephalitis associated with small cell lung cancer: implications for the pathogenesis of paraneoplastic neurological syndromes” which he will carry out at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lyon, Hôpital Neurologique Pierre Wertheimer, Lyon, France under the supervision of Professor Jérôme Honnorat.
Research Experience Fellowship:
Busra Durmus from Belgium was selected for her project: “Intracranial complications in patients with bacterial meningitis” which she will carry out at the Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands under the supervision of Professor Diederik van de Beek.
Zahide Mail Gurkan from Turkey was selected for his project: “Genetic test on blood and cerebral tissue, in patients with negative MRI and suspected Focal Cortical Dysplasia Type I” which he will carry out at the Epilepsy Surgery Center, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy under the supervision of Professor Laura Tassi.
Gintaute Rutkauskaite from Lithuania was selected for her project: “Niemann-Pick C vertical supranuclear gaze palsy testing with eye movement crosscorrelogram analysis method and comparison to video oculography” which she will carry out at the UMC Groningen, Neurology Department, Groningen, The Netherlands under the supervision of Professor Marina de Koning-Tijssen.
EAN congratulates all winners and also thanks the other RRFS members for their applications.
The annual EAN Research fellowship is set-up in a way that we have 72 months of support to grant. Usually, this is 4-5 Research Training fellowship for up to 12 months, and 2-3 Research Experience fellowships for 6 months. This depends on the support of months each applicant asks for.
In order to have a reliable grading system, EAN has created a “scoring sheet” which enables and facilities the reviewing process. The score for each project is a result of 9 separate scores, 4 for the project (originality, feasibility, usefulness for career, methods), 2 for the candidate (CV, publications), 2 for the proposed host (Department, supervisor) and one for the overall impression. Some of the sores weight more than others (feasibility, methods, host department, own CV, overall impression of applicant/application). For the 2020 Fellowships, scores ranged from 55,8-100%.
We accept applications for the 2021 fellowship as of now.