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2023-2024 announcements

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Shortlist announcement

January 12, 2024

The 2023-2024 shortlisted applicants are as follows:

Infectious Diseases

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) 1: 3 applicants

Name

Position

Institution

Leenam Dedhia

Senior Clinical Scientist and Supervisor

Accu Reference Medical Lab LLC

Mohamed Abdelmalek 

Specialist Clinical Pathology

Mediclinic Middle East

Ninad Mehta

Clinical Microbiologist/ Assistant Professor 

Saskatchewan Health Authority/University of Alberta

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) 2: 3 applicants

Name

Position

Institution

Leenam Dedhia

Senior Clinical Scientist and Supervisor

Accu Reference Medical Lab LLC

Mohamed Abdelmalek 

Specialist Clinical Pathology

Mediclinic Middle East

Ninad Mehta

Clinical Microbiologist/ Assistant Professor 

Saskatchewan Health Authority/University of Alberta

    Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) 3: 3 applicants

    Name

    Position

    Institution

    Leenam Dedhia

    Senior Clinical Scientist and Supervisor

    Accu Reference Medical Lab LLC

    Mohamed Abdelmalek 

    Specialist Clinical Pathology

    Mediclinic Middle East

    Ninad Mehta

    Clinical Microbiologist/ Assistant Professor 

    Saskatchewan Health Authority/University of Alberta

    Dermatophyte: 3 applicants

    Name

    Position

    Institution

    Arturo Plascencia-Hernández

    Coordinator

    University Center for Health Sciences, Guadalajara University

    Davy Vanden Broeck

    Molecular Biologist and Head of Clinical Trials

    AML - Sonic Healthcare Benelux

    Khoa Thai

    Medical Microbiologist

    Star-shl 

    Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI-14): 3 applicants

    Name

    Position

    Institution

    Małgorzata Kalak

    Deputy Manager/Assistant Professor

    GENXONE SA/The Prince Mieszko I Academy of Applied Sciences in Poznan

    Piet Cools

    Professor

    Ghent University

    Ulrich Eigner

    Head of Study Department

    Laboratory Limbach 

      Vaginitis Screening incl. GBS: 4 applicants

      Name

      Position

      Institution

      Bo-Moon Shin

      Professor

      Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University

      Cindy Shuan Ju Teh

      Associate professor

      Universiti Malaya

      Myungshin Kim

      Professor

      The Catholic University of Korea

      Pedro Vieira-Baptista

      Head of the Lower Genital Tract Unit 

      Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de São João

      Infectious Diseases: Respiratory Infections

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      Respiratory Panel 1: 1 applicant

      Name

      Position

      Institution

      Yoke Fun Chan

      Professor

      Universiti Malaya

      Respiratory Panel 2: 2 applicants

      Name

      Position

      Institution

      Heungsup Sung

      Professor

      Asan Medical Center

      Yoke Fun Chan

      Professor

      Universiti Malaya

      Respiratory Panel 3: 2 applicants

      Name

      Position

      Institution

      Heungsup Sung

      Professor

      Asan Medical Center

      Yoke Fun Chan

      Professor

      Universiti Malaya

      Respiratory Panel 4: 1 applicant

      Name

      Position

      Institution

      Yoke Fun Chan

      Professor

      Universiti Malaya

      NTM Typing: 3 applicants

      Name

      Position

      Institution

      Jeong Hwan Shin

      Professor

      Inje Universtiy Busan Paik Hospital

      Ulrich Eigner

      Head of Study Department

      Laboratory Limbach 

      Vismara Chiara Silvia

      Director

      ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda

      Vector-borne Diseases

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      Tick-borne Disease: 3 applicants

      Name

      Position

      Institution

      Beth Mutai

      Assistance Principal Scientist

      Medical Research Directorate, Kenya Medical Research Institute

      Michał Kopczyński

      Lab coordinator

      ALAB plus

      Sun Tee Tay

      Academic staff

      Universiti Malaya

      Tropical Fever Virus: 2 applicants

      Name

      Position

      Institution

      Fernando Bastida-Gonzalez

      Head of Molecular Biology Laboratory

      ISEM/LESP

      Natalia Laufer

      Clinical Researcher

      UBA-CONICET 

      Drug Resistance

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      Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA): 4 applicants

      Name

      Position

      Institution

      Gian Maria Rossolini

      Professor/Director 

      University of Florence/Careggi university hospital

      Jae-Seok Kim

      Professor

      Hallym University College of Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital

      Nicolas Yin

      Medical Microbiologist, medical supervisor 

      LHUB-ULB, Université Libre de Bruxelles

      Tjaša Žohar Čretnik

      Head of the working group 

      National Laboratory for Health, Environment and Food

      Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDRO): 2 applicants

      Name

      Position

      Institution

      Cindy Shuan Ju Teh

      Associate professor

      Universiti Malaya

      Gian Maria Rossolini

      Professor/Director 

      University of Florence/Careggi university hospital