Administrative Board of the MCFA - 2013

Administrative Board of the MCFA - 2013

 

The Board was elected during the Extraordinary General Meeting in Rome (Italy), December 2012.

 

 

Chair
 

Maria Antonietta Buccheri

 

 

Maria Antonietta Buccheri

 

Maria Antonietta Buccheri has just completed her first post-doc in human molecular genetics at the Azienda Universitaria Ospedaliera “Vittorio Emanuele” in Catania and she is now collaborating with the Department of Biologia Animale of the Università degli Studi di Catania. She graduated in Biology at the Università degli Studi di Catania in 2001 with a thesis in molecular genetics. After graduation, she moved to France and worked at Institut Cochin in Paris. She then moved back to Italy and started a PhD in November 2003. In 2004 she was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship (FP6-EST) which she spent at CNRS in Villejuif (Paris-France). She obtained her PhD in molecular pharmacology at the Università degli Studi di Catania (Italy) in 2007. Her research interests are focused on the mechanisms of regulation of gene expression. Since 2005, she has been involved in the Marie Curie Fellows Association (MCFA).
Contact: ma.buccheri@gmail.com
 

Vice Chair
 

Rui Pinto Guimaraes

 
 

Rui Pinto Guimaraes  

 

After the graduation from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto in Computer Science he started working at Institute for Biomedical Engineering from University College London as a research assistant. That experience made him follow a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from that University while still working at the institute. His research in these fields guided him afterward to the Virtual Training and Development Center in Magdeburg, Germany with a 3 year Marie Curie Fellowship to work in surgery simulators. Here he acquired an interest in software embodied agents and speech recognition. Recently he finished a 1 year Marie Curie Fellowship in the Institute for Language and Speech Recognition in Athens, Greece.
Contact: mcfa@ruig.net
 

Secretary General
 

 Gyorgy Szekely

 and

Young Researchers Group Coordinator

Gyorgy Székely

graduated in chemical engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary. He currently works for Hovione FarmaCiencia SA in Portugal as an assistant chemist and is about to finish his PhD in chemistry at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany under an FP7 program. He won an IAESTE scholarship to the University of Tokyo, Japan in 2006 and he spent technical placements at Biotage AB, Lund, Sweden in 2010, in Imperial College London, UK in 2011, he was a guest student at the University of Greenwich, UK in 2011. His research work focuses on molecular recognition covering molecular imprinting, nanofiltration, degenotoxification of pharmaceuticals, synthesis of liquid crystalline molecules and crown ethers.

Contact: gyorgy.szekely.mcfa@gmail.com

 

Vice Secretary General

Irene Marco Rius

and

Young Researchers Group Coordinator

Irene Marco Rius
 

graduated in Physics from “Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona” on 2009. She studied the last year of Bachelor in University of Heidelberg as an Erasmus student with AGAUR and Erasmus scholarships, and wrote her thesis in bremsstrahlung cross-sections at the German Research Cancer Center in Heidelberg (DKFZ). The following year she obtained a “DAAD-La Caixa” scholarship to study the master in Medical Physics with distinction in Radiotherapy and Biomedical Optics at “Uniklinikum Mannheim”, University of Heidelberg. She carried out her master thesis on beam model and dose calculation for kilovoltage small animal irradiators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston (USA). She is currently in the first year of her PhD at Cambridge and Cancer Research UK as a MC ESR, working on a projects within the METAFLUX program.

Contact: irene.marco.rius@gmail.com

 

Treasurer

Natalia Balcázar

Natalia Balcázar 

is since its foundation director of ENVIROpro – European Environmental Project Management, Germany ( www.enviro-pro.eu ). She studied Geological Sciences at the Complutense University in Madrid and made in 1992 her doctoral thesis in the framework of an ECSC project. After her PhD, she went in 1994 to Germany with a post-doc DAAD fellowship and stay at the same research institute (www.fehs.de) further with a Marie Curie individual fellowship. Her main work areas are the improvement of the use of resources and the energy efficiency for SMEs and municipalities. Since her arrival to Germany she has been working also at the women network Connecta – Das Frauennetzwerk e.V. in the area of Gender Mainstreaming. After her Marie Curie Fellowship she jointed as active Member the Marie Curie Fellows Association (MCFA). 2005/2006 she was Member of the MCFA Advisory Board. In 2007/2011 she was (Vice-)Treasurer.
Contact: natalia.balcazar@gmail.com
 

Vice Treasurer
 

Eric Buchlin

Eric Buchlin  

graduated in Physics from École Normale Supérieure in Paris and holds a PhD from Université Paris Sud and Università di Firenze. During one more year in Florence, he was a research assistant funded by a Research and Training Network (FP5) and became a Member of MCFA. After a stay at Imperial College, London, and a CNES research fellowship, he is now a CNRS researcher at Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale in Orsay, France. He is working on turbulence in the solar corona and the solar wind.

Editor in Chief for the Letter to Members
 

Maria Bostenaru Dan

& Women in Science Group Coordinator

Maria Bostenaru Dan

 

Maria Bostenaru Dan graduated in architecture with focus on urban planning at the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) in 1999. She continued doing research there in the field of risks, particularly seismic risk, to which the early 20th century heritage is subjected. She hold 3 Marie Curie Fellowships: an FP5 EST at the host institution ROSE School in Pavia (Italy), 6 months in 2002-2003, an FP6 Intra-European Fellowship (experienced researcher) also at the ROSE School, 2 years in 2005-2007 and an FP7 European Reintegration Grant to her home country of Romania, 3 years in 2007-2010. She benefited also from national grants, such as DFG in Germany (as student assistant with more Collaborative Research Centres SFB) and the CNCSIS and Architects’ Stamp in Romania. She is now researcher, permanent position, at the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest (Romania). She was also awarded a Support Grant by the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal (Canada), one month in the summer 2010. She is Member of several international scientific committees in her field, and author and editor of numerous books.
 

Co-editor for the Letter to Members

Anett Kiss

Anett Kiss

Anett Kiss graduated in biology at the University of Szeged, Hungary in 2003. She completed her PhD in 2008 at the University of Sheffield, UK as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher within the INTRO2 (Interdisciplinary Network for Training and Research on Photosystem 2) Research Training Network. Currently she is the holder of a European Reintegration Grant and carries out post-doctoral research at the Umeå Plant Science Centre, Umeå University, Sweden. Her research area is photosynthesis with special focus on the regulation of light harvesting.
Contact: anett.kiss@gmail.com
 

Science Policy Group Coordinator

 

  and

National Groups Activities Coordinator

Axelle Viré 

Axelle is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at Imperial College London (UK). She graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), where she also completed her PhD in computational fluid mechanics. She became a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London in 2010, and was awarded a FP7 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship in 2011. She currently works on offshore wind energy, and focuses on the numerical modelling of floating wind turbines. Aside from her research, Axelle is engaged in promoting science to the general public and developing activities on marine renewable energies across Imperial College. 

Contact: avire@imperial.ac.uk
 

Women in Science Group Coordinator

 

Gianna Avellis

Gianna Avellis

is an Italian citizen and former EIT Fellow of Marie Curie. She is graduated in Computing, and spent 20 years in industrial research and 4 years in academic research. Gianna is currently working at Innova Puglia SpA, the in-house company of Apulia Region to promote Technology Transfer and Innovation to PAs. She is leading researcher in Mobile Learning and has large experience as project manager of European R&D projects in Software Engineering, Mobile Telecommunication, Multimedia and Education. She serves the EU Commission and other regional agencies of research as Independent expert evaluator.She was awarded a HCM (Human Capital and Mobility) fellowship of 18 months at Imperial College, London, UK, as experienced researcher, in Software Engineering. Gianna is currently interested to investigate how scientific mobility can enhance the career of women in SET, and founded to this purpose mobile Women in Science and Technology (m-WiSET) Working Group in MCFA, and ITWIIN (Italian Women Innovators and Investors Network) www.itwiin.it , the Italian branch of the European EUWIIN.
Contact: g.avellis@innova.puglia.it
 

Science Policy Group Coordinator

Dilnoza Shaumanova 

 

 

 

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