The EAN Education Committee has reviewed 28 applications for the 2024 Research Fellowship Programme Programme 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 opportunity 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 2024 Research Fellowships are as follows:
(in alphabetical order)
Research Training Fellowship 2024:
Gianmarco Abbadessa from Italy was selected for his project, Unraveling Molecular Pathways of Cortical Grey Matter Pathology in Multiple Sclerosis: The Role of Meningeal Inflammation, which he will carry out at the Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London, UK, under the supervision of Prof. Richard Nicholas.
Delia Gagliardi from Italy was selected for her project, Missing heritability in neurogenetic disorders: the role of GCC expansions, which she will carry out at the UCL Queen Square, Institute of Neurology, London, UK, under the supervision of Dr Arianna Tucci.
Zerrin Karaaslan from Turkey was selected for her project, Transcriptomic Approach to Investigating the Biomarker Potential of B Cell Expression Analysis in Anti-neuronal Antibody-Associated Autoimmune Epilepsy, which she will carry out at the University Hospital Schleswig Holstein Campus Kiel & Kiel University, Institute for Clinical Chemistry, Neuroimmunology, under the supervision of Dr Frank Leypoldt.
Aristotelis Karantzoulis from Italy was selected for his project, Unravelling the pathological determinants underlying different clinical phenotypes in alpha-synucleinopathies: a proteomics and in vivo approach, which he will carry out at the Alzheimer’s and Prion disease Unit, Paris Brain Institute, Hopital Pitié-Salpetriere, France, under the supervision of Dr Stephane Haik.
Markus Kneihsl from Austria was selected for his project, The contribution of covert brain infarcts for identifying the etiology of ischemic stroke, which he will carry out at the Department of Neurology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, under the supervision of Prof. Urs Fischer.
Smaila Mulic-Al Bunni from Switzerland was selected for her project, Mechanisms of autoreactive T cell selection against neural antigens in the thymus, which she will carry out at the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of clinical neurosciences, Oxford, UK, under the supervision of Dr Adam Handel.
Gregorio Spagni from Italy was selected for his project, Characterization of the in vitro and in vivo effects of encephalitis patient-derived anti-mGluR1 monoclonal antibodies, which he will carry out at the Department of Experimental Neurology, Charité, Berlin, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Harald Prüß.
Solomiia Bandrivska from Ukraine was selected for her project, Persisting vestibular dysfunction in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its link to neuro-inflammation and genotype: a feasibility study, which she will carry out at the Imperial College London, Centre for Vestibular Neurology, Department of Brain Sciences, Charing Cross Hospital Campus, UK, under the supervision of Dr Barry Seemungal.
Research Experience Fellowship 2024:
Giulia Negro from Italy was selected for her project, Investigating the role of neuronal beta-amyloid and its relationship to alpha-synuclein in dementia with Lewy bodies, which she will carry out at the Ageing Research Laboratories, Translational & Clinical Research Institute, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle University, UK, under the supervision of Dr Lauren Walker.
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 2025.
The next application deadline is 31 August, 2024