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WIA Committees

Mentoring

Annual

Symposium

Scientific Advice

Journal Club

Fundraising

Communications

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MENTORING committee

Chair

Alysia Vrailas-Mortimer

Alysia Vrailas-Mortimer

Mauvezin-Caroline

Mauvezin-Caroline

Co-chair

Sharon Tooze

Sharon Tooze

The Francis Crick Institute London, UK

Malene Hansen

Malene Hansen

Eileen White

Eileen White

Rutgers Cancer Institute New Jersey, USA

Mondira Kundu

Mondira Kundu

St. Jude Children’s Hospital Memphis, USA

Salwa Sebti

Salwa Sebti

UT Southwestern Dallas, USA

Patricia Boya

Patricia Boya

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas Margarita Salas Madrid, Spain

Lisa Frankel

Lisa Frankel

Danish Cancer Society Research Center København, Denmark

Waleska Kerllen Martins

Waleska Kerllen Martins

Anhanguera University of São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil

Muriel Mari

Muriel Mari

University Medical Center Groningen Groningen, The Netherlands

Naomi Okugbeni

Naomi Okugbeni

Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch, South Africa

Nesibe Peker

Nesibe Peker

Koc University Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

Luciana Rodrigues Gomes

Luciana Rodrigues Gomes

Instituto Butantan São Paulo, Brazil

Anne Simonsen

Anne Simonsen

University of Oslo, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences Oslo, Norway

Alejandra Suares

Alejandra Suares

IFIBYNE-CONICET- University of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina

Surbhi Verma

Surbhi Verma

ICGEB New Delhi, India

Ghita Ghislat

Ghita Ghislat

INSERM, CIML Marseille, France

Stephanie Kermorgant

Stephanie Kermorgant

Barts Cancer Institute - Queen Mary University London London, UK

Evelina Gatti

Evelina Gatti

INSERM CIML Marseille, France

Ivana Novak

Ivana Novak

University of Split Split, Croatia

Carolina Alquezar

Carolina Alquezar

Hospital 12 de Octubre Madrid, Spain

María Soledad Alvarez

María Soledad Alvarez

Instituto de Medicina y Biología Experimental de Cuyo - CONICET Mendoza, Argentina Twitter: @Sol_alvarezz Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7062-014X LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-soledad-alvarez-31421666/

Goals

  • Foster activities to promote careers of trainees and young scientists interested in autophagy.

  • Generate a network of e-mentors all around the globe providing trainees with access to expert advice on autophagy-related topics, career development and work-family balance.

Ongoing / planned activities:

  • Careers in Science Workshops & Panel Discussions

    • Workshops and panel discussions on challenges for women in science, teaching, job search & lab start, grant- and manuscript writing, scientific editing, DEI, etc.

  • E-Mentoring

    • Monthly ‘office hours’ hosted by mentors for mentees to discuss career-related questions

    • Online Discussion forum - Members can access here.

Mentoring

ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM committee

Faculty Chair

Faculty Co-chair

María Inés Vaccaro

María Inés Vaccaro

University of Buenos Aires - CONICET - IBIMOL Buenos Aires, Argentina

Yuhong Ma

Yuhong Ma

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Mondira Kundu

Mondira Kundu

St. Jude Children's Hospital Memphis, USA

Ee Phie Tan

Ee Phie Tan

Scripps Research San Diego, USA

Fellow Chair

Fellow Co-chair

Ongoing activities:

  • Organizing the 3rd WIA Annual Symposium.

  • Selecting speakers.

  • Creating a new poster platform.

Maryam Jafari

Maryam Jafari

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Susmita Kaushik

Susmita Kaushik

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Melanie Krause

Melanie Krause

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Paloma Liton

Paloma Liton

Duke University Durham, USA

Thuy Nguyen

Thuy Nguyen

Aurora Scrivo

Aurora Scrivo

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Andrea Stavoe

Andrea Stavoe

The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, USA

Roxana Resnik

Roxana Resnik

University of Buenos Aires, CONICET-IBIMOL Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mariana Tadic

Mariana Tadic

University of Buenos Aires, CONICET-IBIMOL Buenos Aires, Argentina

Malena Herrera Lopez

Malena Herrera Lopez

University of Buenos Aires - CONICET - IBIMOL Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstracts committee:

Congcong He - Northwestern University (Evanston, USA)

Katja Simon - University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)

Laura Delgui - National University of Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina)

Ana Maria Cuervo - Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, USA)

Alexandra Stolz - Goethe University Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany)

Rachel Ulferts - The Francis Crick Institute (London, UK)

Brunella Franco - University of Naples (Naples, Italy)

Annual Symposium

SCIENTIFIC ADVICE committee

Raquel Gomez-Sintes

Raquel Gomez-Sintes

Chair

Shahla Sojaei

Shahla Sojaei

Laury Lescat

Laury Lescat

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Kristina Ames

Kristina Ames

Madhulika Tripathi

Madhulika Tripathi

Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore

Rut Valdor

Rut Valdor

University of Murcia-Biomedical Research Institute (IMIB-Arrixaca) Murcia, Spain ORCID ID (0000-0002-2681-0779) WoS Researcher ID (B-5447-2019) SCOPUS Author ID (16231620700) Google Scholar profile:

Pooneh Mokarram

Pooneh Mokarram

Chair

Co-chair

Protocol and

Q&A Team

Goals

  • Coordinate the share-for-feedback platform of the WIA website member portal, where members ask questions about experimental setup, troubleshoot analysis and results.

  • Organize workshops on specific aspects of autophagy.

Faculty

Advisor

Marta Martínez-Vicente

Marta Martínez-Vicente

Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) Barcelona, Spain

Muriel Mari

Muriel Mari

University Medical Center Groningen Groningen, The Netherlands

Ghada Alsaleh

Ghada Alsaleh

Virginie Hubert

Virginie Hubert

Medical University of Vienna Vienna, Austria

Shirin Pourteymour

Shirin Pourteymour

University of Oldenburg Oldenburg, Germany

Tayyebeh Madrakian

Tayyebeh Madrakian

Workshop Team

Ongoing activities:

  1. Question and Answer Forum.

  2. Protocol-sharing platform.

  3. Workshops on Methods and Techniques.

Scientific Advice

JOURNAL CLUB committee

Chair

Pamela Mattar

Pamela Mattar

UCLA California, USA

Karla Alvarez Valadez

Karla Alvarez Valadez

Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers Paris - France

Co-chair

Aurore Claude-Taupin

Aurore Claude-Taupin

Head of Communications

Goals

  • To review articles to foster scientific discourse amongst WIA members

  1. To acquire deeper understanding of autophagy.

  2. To learn technical skills.

  3. To discuss review process of articles.

  4. To present and promote publications of WIA members.

Rabia Khawaja

Rabia Khawaja

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Eugenia Almacellas

Eugenia Almacellas

The Francis Crick Institute London, UK

Olatz Pampliega

Olatz Pampliega

Prasoon Jaya

Prasoon Jaya

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Christin Naumann

Christin Naumann

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry Halle, Germany

Marie Nollet

Marie Nollet

Barts Cancer Institute London, UK

Myra Chavez

Myra Chavez

University of Bern Bern, Switzerland

Aishwarya Chhatre

Aishwarya Chhatre

Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, India

Carine Joffre

Carine Joffre

Faculty

Advisor

Ongoing activities:

Journal Club

FUNDRAISING committee

Ana Rosa Sáez

Ana Rosa Sáez

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

G-Ghislat

G-Ghislat

INSERM, CIML, Marseille, France

Chair

Co-chair

Katharina Bell

Katharina Bell

Singapore Eye Research Institute-Singapore National Eye Centre (SERI/SENC) Singapore

Stephanie Kermorgant

Stephanie Kermorgant

Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL, London, UK

Dongfang Li

Dongfang Li

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis, USA

Valérie Pierrefite-Carle

Valérie Pierrefite-Carle

UMR E4320 CEA - Université Côte d'Azur Nice, France

Natalia Reglero

Natalia Reglero

Queen Mary University of London London, UK

Clara Sokn

Clara Sokn

IBioBA-CONICET-MPSP Buenos Aires, Argentina

Inmaculada Tasset

Inmaculada Tasset

University of Córdoba Córdoba, Spain Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Jin Zhou

Jin Zhou

Duke NUS Medical School Singapore

Faculty

Advisor

Sophie Pattingre

Sophie Pattingre

INSERM U1194, Université de Montpellier Montpellier, France

Goal

  • To find opportunities and plan activities to raise money in order to support WIA activities, including travel grants for fellows.

Ongoing activities:

  • Identifying funding sources.

  • Contacting research agencies, companies and journals.

  • Planning activities for promoting private donations.

Sponsors:

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Fundraising

COMMUNICATIONS committee

Laura Cervera-Carles

Laura Cervera-Carles

Universitat de Barcelona Barcelona, Spain

Marina García-Macia

Marina García-Macia

The Institute for Biomedical Research of Salamanca (IBSAL) Salamanca, Spain

Chair

Co-chair

Tess Bub

Tess Bub

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis, USA

Beatriz Dias

Beatriz Dias

UT Southwestern Dallas, USA

Malena Herrera Lopez

Malena Herrera Lopez

University of Buenos Aires - CONICET - IBIMOL Buenos Aires, Argentina

Élise Jacquin

Élise Jacquin

INSERM UMRS-1193 Orsay, France

Swathy Krishna

Swathy Krishna

Iowa State University Ames, USA

Johanna Mayer

Johanna Mayer

Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden

Mericka McCabe

Mericka McCabe

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Idil Orhon

Idil Orhon

University Medical Center Groningen Groningen, The Netherlands

Roxana Resnik

Roxana Resnik

University of Buenos Aires, CONICET-IBIMOL Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rebecca Sereda

Rebecca Sereda

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Satya Surabhi

Satya Surabhi

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Mariana Tadic

Mariana Tadic

University of Buenos Aires, CONICET-IBIMOL Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cristina Vanrell

Cristina Vanrell

IHEM - Universidad Nacional de Cuyo - CONICET Mendoza, Argentina

Faculty

Advisors

Prof. Anne Simonsen

Prof. Anne Simonsen

University of Oslo, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences

Prof. Yan Zhao

Prof. Yan Zhao

Southern University of Science and Technology Shenzhen, China

Goals

  • Communicate and disseminate WIA activities across the scientific community, using the website, blog and social network tools.

  • Connect scientists within the network to member resources through the webpage Member Portal.

  • Coordinate with all other WIA committees through committee liaisons.

Ongoing activities:

  • Webpage management development.

  • Social media promotions (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram).

  • WIA monthly newsletter and mailing list.

  • WIA blog publications.

  • Mentoring, Annual Meeting, Scientific Advice and Journal Club liaison organization.

Communications
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