Research Grant Awardees in 2021

We are pleased to present the 15 recipients of a research grant in 2021. Congratulations!


Emanuela Ruggiero
University of Padua
Padua, Italy

Project: Investigation of G-quadruplexes in the antisense promoter of HTLV-1 virus as promising regulatory elements in virus pathogenesis and innovative targets in antiviral therapy

Ana Florencia Vega Benedetti
University of Cagliari
Cagliari, Italy

Project: DNA methylation alterations in host macrophages caused by different Leishmania species infection leading to potential gene dysregulation

M. Isabel Veiga
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), University of Minho
Braga, Portugal

Project: Defining dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine resistance pathways in the malaria parasite

Tamalee Roberts
Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital
Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Project: Evidence for Leishmania in Laos and Myanmar

Gaëtan Ligat
Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)
Strasbourg, France

: Molecular mechanism of essential patterns within HCMV terminase pUL56 for DNA packaging

Serena Cavallero
Sapienza University of Rome
Rome, Italy

Project: Intestinal Organoids as a new model to unravel the role of exosomes in host-nematode interactions

Emma Reece
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

Project: Aspergillus fumigatus can create an environment for the development of passive resistance

Maria Siopi
University General Hospital Attikon
Athens, Greece

Project: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy as a point-of-care diagnostic tool for COVID-19 and COVID-19 associated pulmonary aspergillosis: a pilot study

Willem van de Veen
Swiss Institute of Allergy and Astham Research (SIAF)
Davos Wolfgang, Switzerland

: The effect of measles on allergic sensitization in children

Elena Pomari
IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital
Negrar, Italy

Project: Filling key research gaps with clinical implications in mansonellosis and schistosomiasis: a network approach

Laura Fernandez Garcia
Hospital A Coruña, Instituto de Investigación Biomédica A Coruña (INIBIC)
A Coruña, Spain

Project: Application of the CRISPR-Cas technology for the diagnosis of the COVID-19

Dolores Serrano López
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Project: Combating fungal prosthetic joint infections by tailoring release of antifungals loaded inmicroparticulate hydrogels and 3D printed implants

Maria João Maia Azevedo
Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit 
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Project: Maternal mycobiome dysbiosis and its Influence on the mycobiome of the child

Jakob Thannesberger
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Project: The mosquito viral microbiome – matching human disease of unknown origin with novel viruses

Natalie Elkheir
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London, United Kingdom

Project: Screening for Chagas disease in the Latin American migrant community in London: Evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic assay for the detection of chronic Trypanosoma cruzi infection