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Programs & Funding

Travel Award Funding Assistance

The NHMRC has provided OzEMalaR with funds to support exchange between Australian malariologists and members of EVIMalaR (European Virtual Institute of Malaria Research)through the Australia Europe Malaria Research Cooperative Travel Award Funding Assistance. Funding Assistance is available for Postdocs and PhD students who are ASP members to undertake research for short periods in European labs as part of their project. More senior investigators are also eligible for support where the primary objective is collaborative research.

Application Form for OzEMalaR Travel Award (123Kb)

OzEMalaR Travel Award Application Guidelines (109Kb)

Dates for submission of OzEMalaR Travel Award applications in 2015 are:

 

2015

Friday 6 March 2015
Friday 8 May 2015
Friday 10 July 2015
Friday 11 September 2015
Friday 30 October 2015


+ For applications after 31 October 2015
please email Lisa.Jones1@jcu.edu.au

 

Congratulations to the following OzEMalaR Travel Award winners:

  • Julia Cutts, (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) for her Researcher Exchange to attend Malaria Experimental Genetics Training Course (Wellcome Trust), 20-26 February 2011, and grant writing retreat at the Laboratory of Prof. Andy Waters, Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology, 28 February-14 March 2011,
  • Sarah Charnaud, (Burnet Institute) for her Researcher Exchange to visit Lingelbach Laboratory, Phillipps Universitat, Marburg, Germany for 1 month,
  • Melanie Rug, (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) for her Researcher Exchange collaboration with Drs. Marek Cyrklaff and Freddy Frischknecht at University of Heidelberg,
  • Gaetan Burgio, (Menzies Research Institute Tasmania) for a Researcher Exchange to visit the Malaria biology and genetics unit, (Pr Robert Menard), Pasteur Institute Paris: from the 8th to the 19th of November 2010; to attend a Bioinformatic and genomics of Plasmodium falciparum workshop: 22-23 November 2010, Paris Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle; and visit Division of Parasitology (Jean Langhorne’s group), National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK,
  • Fiona Angrisano, (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) for a Researcher Exchange for training and research at Imperial College, London with Prof Robert Sinden and
  • Justin Boddey, (Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research) for a Researcher Exchange to undertake a short research project in Dr. Maria Mota’s laboratory Institute of Molecular Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal. Read about Justin's experience on his Researcher Exchange in the July 2011 ASP newsletter
  • James McCarthy, (Queensland Institute of Medical Research) Researcher Exchange to visit Professor Sauerwein’s laboratory in Netherlands.
  • Ellen Nisbet, (The University of South Australia) to attend the 2011 Malaria Experimental Genetics Advanced Course run by the Wellcome Trust in Hinxton, UK.
  • Philippe Boeuf, (The University of Melbourne) to visit the Centre for Medical Parasitology, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Ben Woodcroft, (The University of Melbourne) to visit the Voss group, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
  • Vanessa Mollard, (The University of Melbourne) for a Researcher Exchange to visit A/Professor Robert Ménard at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and Professor Bob Sinden at the Imperial College in London.
  • Melanie Rug, (Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Drs. Marek Cyrklaff and Freddy Frischknecht, Department of Parasitology, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Clare Smith, (Menzies Research Institute) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Professor Odile Puijalon, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France.
  • Megan Dearnley, (La Trobe University) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine collaborating with Prof. Tim Gilberger and Dr. Tobias Spielmann.
  • Jo-Anne Chan, (Burnet Institute) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Malaria Centre laboratories London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.
  • Phuong Ngoc Tran (La Trobe University) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Professor Kai Matuschewski's lab, Parasitology Unit, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany.
  • Jutta Marfurt, (Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin) to attend the advanced course on "Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria" with the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit (MORU), Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok and for Researcher Exchanges to London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI), Hinxton, UK.
  • Michaela Petter, (University of Melbourne) for a Researcher Exchange to visit A/Prof Till Voss from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, currently visiting at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Ashraful Haque, (QIMR) for a Researcher Exchange to Dr. Oliver Billker, Malaria Programme, & Prof. Gordon Dougan, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK.
  • Jake Baum, (Walter & Eliza Hall Institute) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Pasteur Institute, Paris.
  • Michael Duffy, (University of Melbourne) for a Researcher Exchange to visit the laboratory of Prof. Thor Theander at the Centre for Medical Parasitology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Hayley Bullen, (The Burnet Institute) for a Researcher Exchange to visit University of Geneva, Soldati-Favre laboratory.
  • Sarah Auburn, (Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK  April 4th- 13th 2012 Sequenom genotyping in Plasmodium isolates and to attend a workshop at University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany March 17th- April 1st 2012 Programming for Evolutionary Biology.
  • Charlie Jennison, ( Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Sanger Institute, UK, Matt Berriman and Sutherland laboratory, LSHTM.
  • Philippe Boeuf, ( The University of Melbourne) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Pr Hviid’s laboratory (Surface team), Centre for Medical Parasitology, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Pravin Rajasekaran (Walter & Eliza Hall Institute) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Professor Robert Menard at Pasteur Institute, Paris, France.
  • Michelle Boyle (Burnet Institute) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Kenya Medical Research Institute, Peter Bull to use plasma samples available in Kilifi to investigate the role of complement in humoral immunity targeting P.falciparum infected RBCs (pRBCs) and develop assays to measure complement fixation by antibodies.
  • Simon Apte, (QIMR) to attend Cyto2012, Workshop - Malaria Cytometry in Leipzig Germany and then a Researcher Exchange to National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London; Prof. Jean Langhorne’s Laboratory to help the host immune response to infection, in particular the role of CD4+T cells.
  • Uyen To Nguyen (The Australian National University) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Odile PUIJALON Institut Pasteur, Molecular Parasite Immunology Unit, Dept of Parasitology and Mycology to learn protocols and techniques in tissue culture and in the manipulation of isolated perfused human spleens and micro-beads systems and then conduct the perfusion experiments with human spleen.
  • Sarah Erickson, (The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Imperial College London, Dr. Robert Sinden Laboratory, Centre for Clinical Malaria Studies, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Laboratory of Dr. Robert Sauerwein, Leiden Malaria Research Group, Leiden, The Netherlands Dr. Chris J. Janse Laboratory, University of Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Lisa Ranford-Cartwright Laboratory.
  • Chaitali Dekiwadia, (The University of Melbourne) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Dr. Friedrich Frischknecht Universitiitsklinikum Heidelberg Dept. fUr Infektiologie, Parasitologie Heidelberg, Germany to gain practical and theoretical experience in cryoelectron tomography, a method that is expertly practiced in EviMalar Laboratories at the University of Heidelberg.
  • Carla Proietti, (Queensland Institute of Medical Research) for a Researcher Exchange to visit the Laboratory of Professor Chris Newbold, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK, and Wellcome Trust Workshop “Working with Parasite Database Resources”, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI), Hinxton, UK.
  • Clare Smith, (University of Tasmania/Menzies Research Institute Tasmania). Researcher exchange to investigate the role of host enzymes in the liver-stage of malarial infection in the laboratory of Maria Mota, Malaria Unit, Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Lisbon.
  • Melanie Shears, (The University of Melbourne). Metabolomics of Protozoan Parasites Workshop, University of Glasgow and Strathclyde University.
  • Cyrille Botté, (The University of Melbourne) Metabolomics of Protozoan Parasites Workshop, University of Glasgow and Strathclyde University.
  • Ghizal Siddiqui, (Monash University). Researcher exchange to the laboratory of Leicester University, Tobin Laboratory to gain technical expertise.
  • Katherine Jackson, (Melbourne University, Bio21) will attend the Wellcome Trust Malaria Experimental Genetics workshop at Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge.
  • Shamista Selvarajah, (University of Melbourne) will travel to The Netherlands for a Research Exchange with Dr Richard Bartfai and Prof Hendrik Stunnenberg at Radboud University, Nijmegen.
  • Ming Kalanon, (Deakin University) for a Research Exchange with Prof. Robert Menard laboratory at Institut Pasteur, in France.
  • Lee M Yeoh, ( University of Melbourne) EMBL-EBI/Wellcome Trust Summer School in Bioinformatics at Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,
    Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.
  • Renate Zelger, (The Australian National University) for a Research Exchange with Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Kilifi, Kenya.
  • Wilson Wong, ( Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) for a Research Welcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton and the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.
  • Rebecca Stewart, (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) for a Research Exchange to Frischknecht Lab, Heidelberg University and for the EMBL Advanced Course in Fluorescent Imaging in Heidelberg.
  • Christopher Weir, (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) for a Research Exchange to Dr Sarah Reece's group at the Institutes of Evolution, Immunology and Infection Research (University of Edinburgh).
  • Leonardo Lucantoni, (Griffith University / Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery) for a Research Exchange to Istituto Superiore di Sanità / Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Parassitarie ed Immunomediate / Dr. Pietro Alano's laboratory (Italy).
  • Andrew Teo,(University of Melbourne) for a Research Exchange to Professor Ali Salanti, Professor Thor Theander and Professor Lars Hviid at the Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, CMP University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Sarah Charnaud, (Burnet Institute, Melbourne) for a Research Exchange to Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
  • Fiona Angrisano, (Walter & Eliza Hall Institute) for a Research Exchange to Laboratory of Dr Oliver Billker, Welcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK,
  • Clara Lin, (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research) for a Research Exchange to University of Heidelberg, Department of Parasitology, Friedrich Frischknecht and to EMBL Hamburg for a research exchange with Svergun group.
  • Gaoqian Feng, (The Burnet Institute) for a Researcher Exchange for Centre for Geographic Medicine Research of the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Kilifi, Kenya (Dr Francis Ndungu and Dr Faith Osier)
  • Steven Kho, (Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin) for a Researcher Exchange to Professor Hernando del Portillo, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clinic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain & Dr Pierre Buffet, Parasitology and Mycology Unit, and French National Center for Metropolitan Malaria, de l'Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France.
  • Teresa Carvalho, (Monash University / Doerig lab) for a Researcher Exchange to visit Pasteur Institute Paris, France - Dr Robert Menard lab (main visit); Institut National de Transfusion sanguine, Paris, France - Dr Benoit Gamain’s lab.
  • Jingyi Tang, (University of Melbourne), for a EMBO practical course of Analysis of High-Throughput sequencing data and Wellcome Trust Chromatin structure and function advanced course Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.
  • Sabine Fletcher, (Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery, Griffith University) for a Researcher Exchange to Prof Ponzi’s laboratory at Instituto Superiore de Sanita, Rome, Italy.
  • Professor James McCarthy, (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute), for EviMalaR-funded workshop: “Plasmodium falciparum hostparasite interplay in the Human Bone Marrow” and Research Visit Location: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston and to meet with Dr Simon Draper at University of Oxford.
  • Professor Leann Tilley, (The University of Melbourne) for EviMalaR-funded workshop: “Plasmodium falciparum host-parasite interplay in the Human Bone Marrow and Research Visit Location: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston.
  • Dr Matthew Dixon, (The University of Melbourne) for EviMalaRfunded workshop: “Plasmodium falciparum host-parasite interplay in the Human Bone Marrow and Research Visit Location: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston.
  • Kylie Renee James, (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute), for a Researcher Exchange to Laboratories of Dr Oliver Billker and Dr Sarah Teichmann at the Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.
  • Grennady Wirjanata, (Menzies School of Health Research), for a Researcher Exchange to Lanzer lab, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Johanna Dups, (The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU), for a Researcher Exchange for collaborative field and laboratory work with Drs Francis Ndungu and Kevin Marsh at The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).
  • Philippe Boeuf, (The University of Melbourne), for a Researcher Exchange to visit Prof Artur Scherf and Prof Chetan Chitnis at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France.
  • Christian Doerig, (Monash University) for a Researcher Exchange to Billker/Rayner groups Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Hinxton, UK and collaborators in Bern (Volker Heussler), Pasteur/Paris (Artur Scherf) and Montpellier (Catherine Braun-Breton).
  • Karina de Sousa (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Doolan Laboratory), for a Researcher Exchange to Radboud University - Nijemegen Medical Center (Sauerwein Laboratory), Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Danushka Marapana (WEHI, Cowman laboratory) for a Researcher Exchange to University of Heidelberg/ Friedrich Frischknecht Laboratory.
  • Sofonias Tessema (WEHI, Barry lab) for a Researcher Exchange to the Lavstsen laboratory at the University of Copenhagen.