WIA Committees

Mentoring

Annual

Symposium

Scientific Advice

Journal Club

Fundraising

Communications

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MENTORING committee

Coordinators

Malene Hansen

Malene Hansen

Sanford Burnham Medical Discovery Institute La Jolla, USA

Sharon Tooze

Sharon Tooze

The Francis Crick Institute London, UK

Mondira Kundu

Mondira Kundu

St. Jude Children’s Hospital Memphis, USA

Eileen White

Eileen White

Rutgers Cancer Institute New Jersey, USA

Salwa Sebti

Salwa Sebti

UT Southwestern Dallas, USA

Mentoring Team

Co-chair

Chair

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:

  • Yearly: Career Development Workshops / Panel Discussions.

  • Monthly: Careers in Science Series

   (i.e. workshops on grant writing, teaching, job searches, 

   scientific editing, leadership, DEI, etc. - in planning).

  • Ongoing: 1-on-1 "E-Mentoring": E-Meet and Match

   (i.e. online database of available mentors, who mentees can

   contact - in planning).

  • Ongoing: Job Marketplace: E-Meet and Match

   (i.e. online database of job offers, job 'speed-dating', etc.

    - in planning).

Patricia Boya

Patricia Boya

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas Margarita Salas Madrid, Spain

Joan Berman

Joan Berman

Albert Einstein college of Medicine New York, USA

Andrea Garcia Llorca

Andrea Garcia Llorca

University of Iceland - Roche Reykjavík, Iceland

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

Mauvezin-Caroline

Mauvezin-Caroline

Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute Barcelona, Spain

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

Tahnee Saunders

Tahnee Saunders

Monash University Melbourne, Australia

Anne Simonsen

Anne Simonsen

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

Alejandra Suares

Alejandra Suares

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

Maria Ines Vaccaro

Maria Ines Vaccaro

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

Ghita Ghislat-1

Ghita Ghislat-1

INSERM, CIML, Marseille, France

Surbhi Verma

Surbhi Verma

ICGEB New Delhi, India

Alysia Vrailas-Mortimer

Alysia Vrailas-Mortimer

Illinois State University Normal, USA

 

ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM committee

Faculty Chair

Faculty

Co-chair

Claudine Kraft

Claudine Kraft

University of Freiburg Freiburg, Germany

Maryam Jafari

Maryam Jafari

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

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

Fellow Chair

Fellow Co-chair

Aurora Scrivo

Aurora Scrivo

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Patricia González-Rodríguez

Patricia González-Rodríguez

Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden

Mojgan Djavaheri-Mergny

Mojgan Djavaheri-Mergny

Centre de recherche des Cordelieres, INSERM, Université de Paris Paris, France

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

Rachel Ulferts

Rachel Ulferts

The Francis Crick Institute London, United Kingdom

Ana Clara Liberman

Ana Clara Liberman

Instituto de Investigación en Biomedicina de Buenos Aires (IBioBA)-MPSP-CONICET Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ongoing activities:

  • Organizing the 2nd WIA Annual Symposium.

  • Selecting speakers.

  • Creating a new poster platform.

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)

 

SCIENTIFIC ADVICE committee

Ghada Alsaleh

Ghada Alsaleh

The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology - University of Oxford Oxford, UK

Kristina Ames

Kristina Ames

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Miriam Formica

Miriam Formica

University of Oslo Oslo, Norway

Raquel Gómez-Sintes

Raquel Gómez-Sintes

Center for Biological Research - Spanish National Research Council (CIB-CSIC) Madrid, Spain

Laury Lescat

Laury Lescat

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Muriel Mari

Muriel Mari

University Medical Center Groningen Groningen, The Netherlands

Laura Poillet-Perez

Laura Poillet-Perez

Cancer Research Center of Toulouse (CRCT) Toulouse, France

Shirin Pourteymour

Shirin Pourteymour

University of Oldenburg Oldenburg, Germany

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:

Chair

Co-chair

Faculty

Advisor

Marta Martínez-Vicente

Marta Martínez-Vicente

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

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.

Ongoing activities:

  • Manage and coordinate the Scientific Advice Platform, which includes:

  1. Question and Answer Forum.

  2. Protocol-sharing platform.

  3. Workshops on Methods and Techniques.

 

JOURNAL CLUB committee

Rabia Khawaja

Rabia Khawaja

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Ana Cecilia Mestre

Ana Cecilia Mestre

Centro de Investigaciones en Toxicología Ambiental y Agrobiotecnología del Comahue (CITAAC-CONICET) Neuquén, Argentina

Marie Nollet

Marie Nollet

Barts Cancer Institute London, UK

Aurore Claude-Taupin

Aurore Claude-Taupin

Institut Necker Enfants Malades (INEM) - INSERM U1151 Paris, France

Pamela Mattar

Pamela Mattar

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Carine Joffre

Carine Joffre

Cancer Research Center of Toulouse (CRCT) - Inserm Toulouse, France

Prasoon Jaya

Prasoon Jaya

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Christin Naumann

Christin Naumann

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry Halle, Germany

Rebecca Tadokera

Rebecca Tadokera

Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch, South Africa

Eugenia Almacellas

Eugenia Almacellas

The Francis Crick Institute London, UK

Sara Hanley

Sara Hanley

Rowan University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences New Jersey, USA

Karla Alvarez Valadez

Karla Alvarez Valadez

Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers Paris - France

Veronica Granatiero

Veronica Granatiero

Weill Cornell Medical College New York, USA

Myra Chavez

Myra Chavez

University of Bern Bern, Switzerland

Chair

Co-chair

Olatz Pampliega

Olatz Pampliega

Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience Leioa, Spain

Faculty

Advisor

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.

Ongoing activities:

 

FUNDRAISING committee

Chair

Ana Rosa Sáez

Ana Rosa Sáez

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

G-Ghislat

G-Ghislat

INSERM, CIML, Marseille, France

Stephanie Kermorgant

Stephanie Kermorgant

Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL, London, UK

Jetsy Montero

Jetsy Montero

Essen University Hospital, Institute for Cell biology (Cancer Research), Germany

Jin Zhou

Jin Zhou

Duke NUS Medical School Singapore

Marian Fernandez

Marian Fernandez

Cambridge Institute for Medical Research Cambridge, UK

Katharina Bell

Katharina Bell

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

Valérie Pierrefite-Carle

Valérie Pierrefite-Carle

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

Co-chair

Esther Wong

Esther Wong

Research Assistant Professor Head (Preclinical Sciences), Healthy Longevity Translational Research Programme Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore Principal Investigator, Centre for Healthy Longevity, National University Health System

Sophie Pattingre

Sophie Pattingre

INSERM U1194, Université de Montpellier Montpellier, France

Faculty

Advisor

Faculty

Advisor

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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COMMUNICATIONS committee

Mericka McCabe

Mericka McCabe

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA LinkedIn profile:

Laura Cervera-Carles

Laura Cervera-Carles

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Co-chair

Chair

Carmen Figueras Novoa

Carmen Figueras Novoa

The Francis Crick Institute London, UK

Marina García-Macia

Marina García-Macia

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

Andrea Gubas

Andrea Gubas

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Malena Herrera Lopez

Malena Herrera Lopez

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

Swathy Krishna

Swathy Krishna

Iowa State University Ames, USA

Johanna Mayer

Johanna Mayer

Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden

Alice Nardin

Alice Nardin

University of Dundee Dundee, UK

Roxana Resnik

Roxana Resnik

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

Shahla Shojaei

Shahla Shojaei

University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada

Sakshi Singh

Sakshi Singh

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

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

Prof. Anne Simonsen

Prof. Anne Simonsen

University of Oslo, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences

Faculty

Advisor

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.