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    Young researchers from the Institut Cochin awarded by the Society for Leukocyte Biology

    The Society for Leukocyte Biology (SLB)

    offers numerous awards and distinctions to promote research on leukocytes and the careers of researchers in this field. In 2019, two young researchers from the Institut Cochin were distinguished after a highly competitive selection process.


    Fernando Real, a researcher in Morgane Bomsel's team, has been selected to be an invited speaker at a symposium sponsored by SLB at the Latin-American Mucosal Immunity Group (LAMIG) conference.

    The symposium was held in Mexico City from September 4 to 7, 2019.




    Ludivine Doridot, Associate Professor at the University Paris Descartes in the team of Frédéric Batteux, is the first French to receive the "G. Jeanette Thorbecke" prize reserved for young women scientists at the beginning of their careers. The award ceremony by SLB President Lee Ann Allen took place at the annual SLB conference in Boston on November 16, 2019.

    Congratulations to the 2 winners!










    This promotion of young researchers at the institute was relayed by Véronique Witko-Sarsat who was elected as "Councilor" at SLB from 2015 to 2019 and received an "outgoing Council Award" at the Boston Congress. As a European member of the Council, her role has been to promote SLB among young European researchers. Véronique is now a member of various committees (Membership Committee, Nominating Committee) and is a "SLB ambassador", which gives her the opportunity to award "SLB Membership" to young researchers (PhD students or post-doc) at scientific events. 

    Being a member of SLB allows you to apply for Travel Awards for the annual congress held in the United States and other Awards. The Society also offers grant writing webinars, the opportunity to participate in the NIH Mentoring Program and many other opportunities to grow its network.

    Do not hesitate to become a member.


    The next conference is in Portland (Oregon) and is entitled "Host-Microbial interactions: the good, the bad and the ugly".



    This initiative recalls the importance of young researchers becoming involved in national or international societies in order to promote their visibility and, of course, that of their Institution.