BioLAB Program 2020 Visiting Student Symposium

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On June 12-13, alumni of the BioLAB Program presented their research at the “ZOOMposium” – a 2020 Visiting Student Symposium organized by the University of Virginia.

The symposium started with opening remarks delivered by the BioLAB Program founder Zygmunt S. Derewenda, PhD, Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics Program at UVA, Ambassador Stephen Mull, Vice-Provost for Global Affairs at UVA, Justyna Janiszewska, Executive Director of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission and Prof. Luis Carlos de Souza Ferreira, Dean, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil. 

The BioLAB Program alumni delivered their presentations in which they discussed their work conducted during their internships. Research topics include neurology, neurobiology, gene therapy, cancer biology, virology, molecular biology and physiology. 

The Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission is proud to be a partner in the BioLAB Program. Formerly known as The Visiting Research Graduate Traineeship Program, BioLAB is now a fully developed internship opportunity for students from Polish universities to conduct research at one of four American institutions: University of Virginia, University of Chicago, University of Texas: Southwestern Medical Center and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Since BioLAB’s inception in 2000, more than 300 Polish grantees have participated in the Program. 

The Visiting Student Program and the 2020 Mini-symposium are possible owing to the generous financial support from the Office of the UVA Provost and the Office of the Dean of the School of Medicine.

You can download the 2020 Visiting Student Symposium agenda and book of abstracts below.