Aline Nocon and Magdalena Grill Headed to Boston on ISNI Travel Grant
4 October 2012
PhD Candidate Aline Noçon and Postdoctoral Fellow Magdalena Grill, both hailing from SMB's own Professor Iain Campbell's Molecular Biology and Genetics Laboratory, have been awarded travel grants by the International Society of Neuroimmunology (ISNI). The grant will be taking them all the way to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the 11th International Congress of Neuoimmunology from 4 November to 8 November. The Congress will focus on exciting developments in the field of Neuroimmunology affecting the understanding of neuroimmune diseases, the development of new immunotherapies, and new technology for research.
The Congress has particular relevance to both Aline and Magdalena in their current areas of study; Aline has been working on the expression and function of lipocalin 2 (a bacteriostatic protein known to blind siderophores) in the central nervous system host immune response to West Nile virus infection. Meanwhile, Magdalena has been working on the effects of the cytokine Interleukin-6 on glial cells and will present her work on Strawberry Notch 2, a novel Interleukin-6 family cytokine-regulated target gene that is differentially regulated in astrocytes and microglia.
We wish Aline and Magdalena a fantastic time in Boston! Read more about the International Society of Neuroimmunology and their 11th International Congress here.