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Istituto di Ricerca in Biomedicina

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Gianluca D’Agostino and Tobias Wolf IRB Student awardees 2016-2017

on Friday, May 12, 2017

During the annual IRB Student Retreat, which took place on May 8 - 10 in Weggis, Gianluca D’Agostino (Chemokines in Immunity Lab) and Tobias Wolf (Immune Regulation Lab) were announced as the grantees of the fifth IRB student award. This award is meant to acknowledge the students’ participation, effort and improvements during the IRB PhD program and journal club series. The Awardees were selected by Dr. Silvia Monticelli, Coordinator of the PhD Program, with the help of other Group Leaders and senior scientists at IRB.

The annual three days-long student retreat, organized outside the IRB headquarters, gives the IRB students the opportunity to present an abstract, a poster and/or to give a seminar about their research project and results. It was co-organized by Prof. Marcus Thelen and three PhD students: Gianluca D’Agostino, Timothy Bergmann and Corinne De Gregorio.

Prof. Walter Reith (University of Geneva, CH), Dr. Simone Cenci (San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, IT) and Prof. Daniel Speiser (University of Lausanne, CH), were the international experts in the research areas of the IRB who attended the 2017 retreat and presented their work in a seminar.

The IRB wishes to congratulate Gianluca and Tobias for their achievements.

Like in the past years, the 2016-2017 award was designed by Mrs. Bea Pasteris and realized by ODEONsign, Bellinzona.