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Fluids and Barriers of the CNS Travel Bursary Awards

FBCNS was proud to award two journal-sponsored travel bursaries during the 12th International Conference on Cerebral Vascular Biology (CVB 2017), held in Melbourne, Australia (November 2017).

The bursaries were awarded for best oral or poster presentation to:

  • Dr Azadeh Reyahi for her poster: Characterization of Foxf2 KO mice as a model for cerebral small vessel disease and stroke
  • Ms Yuki Yamasaki for her poster: Generation and evaluation of P-glycoprotein humanized mice

About the winners

Yuki Yamasaki, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan

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Picture left: Yuki Yamasaki (left) with co-CVB participant Hanae Morio; Picture right:  Yuki Yamasaki (right) with mentor Kaoru Kobayashi

I am very happy and honored to be able to receive such a wonderful prize. Since this was the first time for me to participate in an international conference, I was very nervous at my presentation. However, it was excellent experience to discuss our research with many researchers. It was also a valuable experience to listen to the exciting programs presented by researchers active at the forefront of the world. I was so attracted many wonderful presentation. In the free time during the conference, I was able to visit various places in Melbourne such as State Library of Victoria, St Kilda, and Phillip Island. My dream to meet kangaroos and penguins has come true. Everything in Melbourne was interesting and exciting for me!! I really appreciate our collaborators, my laboratory members, my family, everyone who have been interested in our research, and the organizer of the conference. I will never forget the experience in CVB 2017 and Melbourne.

Azadeh Reyahi, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Picture left: Azadeh Reyahi; Picture right: Azadeh Reyahi receiving the prize from Lester Drewes (co-EiC, FBCNS)

After my education in veterinary medicine, I pursued my graduate studies at Gothenburg University, Sweden. As my main project I studied the role of the Forkhead transcription factor, Foxf2, in the development and maintenance of mouse Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) and became extremely interested in the field of neurovascular biology and stroke. 

In 2016, I received an international postdoctoral fellowship from the Swedish Research Council to work in both the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research in Munich, Germany and Gothenburg, Sweden. I have been following IBBS and CVB events from 2013 and enjoyed their encouraging, friendly and scientific environment.