The EAN Education Committee has reviewed 44 applications for the 2023 Research Fellowship and we are happy to announce and introduce the recipients below. Many of the applications received very high scores and the committee is happy to see such great research projects.
We would like to encourage all neurologists who are still in their residency to apply for future fellowships and take advantage of this opportunity, not only for the financial support but for the possibility to get to know experts, see how they work, and become part of the wider EAN networking community for your future career.
The recipients of the 2023 Research Fellowships are as follows:
(in alphabetical order)
Research Training Fellowship 2023:
Ines Esparragosa Vazquez from Spain was selected for her project, Radiological criteria to measure response in series of glioblastoma patients treated with different modalities of immunotherapy such as dendritic-cell vaccination, immune-checkpoint inhibitors, antiangiogenic agents and oncolytic virotherapy, which she will carry out at the Hopital Pierre Wertheimer, Lyon, France, under the supervision of Prof. François Ducray.
Gadi Miron from Israel was selected for his project,Neurophysiological signatures of cognitive impairment in drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy, which he will carry out at the Charité – Department of Neurology (in collaboration with the Epilepsy-Center Berlin-Brandenburg), Berlin, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Martin Holtkamp and Prof. Christian Meisel.
Bernát Nógrádi from Hungary was selected for his project, TDP-43-induced inflammation and neuromuscular degeneration in a transgenic mouse model of ALS, which he will carry out at the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research, University of Edinburgh, UK, under the supervision of Prof. Tom Gillingwater.
Claudia Papi from Italy was selected for her project, Investigating the role of neurexin-3α autoantibodies in autoimmune encephalitis, which she will carry out at the Laboratory of Neuroimmunology, Institute of Biomedical Research August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Spain, under the supervision of Dr. Marianna Spatola.
Cansu Tunç from Turkey was selected for her project, Analysis of IgG subclass and characterization of brain tissue resident immune cells in neurological IgG4 autoimmune diseases, which she will carry out at the Medical University of Vienna, Neurology Department, Division of Neuropathology and Neurochemistry, Vienna, Austria, under the supervision of Mag. Inga Koneczny, PhD.
Research Experience Fellowship 2023:
Arman Çakar from Turkey was selected for his six-month project, Distal hereditary motor neuropathy in Turkey: Analysis of genetic distribution and phenotypic features,which he will carry out at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), London, UK, under the supervision of Prof. Henry Houlden.
Cecilia Friedrichs-Maeder from Switzerland was selected for her six-month project, Pharmacological control of cortical excitability in epilepsy assessed using TMS-EEG, which she will carry out at the Richardson LAB, Department Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK, under the supervision of Prof. Mark Richardson.
The Research Fellowship website will provide interested applicants with a deeper insight into the different types of fellowship, the selection process and useful tips on how to prepare your application, plus other interesting features.
New applications can be submitted throughout the entire year and will automatically be considered for the next application round for 2024.
The next application deadline is August 31, 2023
The Research Fellowship is supervised and reviewed by the EAN Education Committee together with topic-specific Scientific panels.