Three MSCA fellows have been awarded for excellent results in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Communicating Science and Contribution to a better society. They were selected through a highly competitive call with around 200 applications.
Dr. Adam Celiz, a British scientist, won the first prize in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category. In 2014, Adam was awarded a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship to build his own research program at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. His current research efforts are focused on developing materials for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering applications particularly in Regenerative Dentistry.
The prize for Communicating Science went to Dr. Chiara Mingarelli, an Italo-Canadian gravitational-wave astrophysicist, currently based at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, where she holds a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship. Her core research is focused on using Pulsar Timing Arrays to detect low- frequency gravitational waves, with forays into electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational-wave events, such as fast radio bursts.
The third winner, Dr. Kristina Bliznakova from the Technical University of Varna was honoured with the prize for Contribution to a Better Society. Kristina is a Bulgarian scientist and has recently finished her Marie Curie fellowship with a project on development of new technology for breast cancer screening: phase contrast breast tomosynthesis.
The Marie Sklodowska Curie prize winners were announced at the MSCA 2017 Presidency Conference, Mobility takes research further, on 11 May by Martine Reicherts, Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture. The conference, organised by the Malta Council for Science and Technology, as part of the program of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, was held at Esplora, National Interactive Science Centre, Malta.
The conference focused on sharing good practices and encouraged a debate on past and ongoing experiences of both experienced and early-stage researchers. The conference brought together researchers from various universities, European Commission officials as well as National Contact Points and Programme Committee Members.