Meet Meeting Attendance Grantee Sofia Félix
Meeting Attendance Grants enable early career researchers to attend microbiology meetings worldwide to network, collaborate and keep abreast of new developments in their field.
Sofia Félix, Molecular Microbiology of Human Pathogens Laboratory, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Member Society: Portuguese Society of Microbiology
At this stage of my PhD, my attendance to the 14th Europneumo was very important since it was the first time I submitted an abstract with results of my PhD, which was selected for poster presentation. I had opportunity to discuss my results with experts in the field and other PhD students. I am thrilled to say that my poster attracted many interested people with many questions about the results. So many that the discussion took the entire time allocated for the poster session (around two hours!). Considering my PhD grant no longer provides support to attend meetings, only with your assistance I would have been able to participate in this meeting. Therefore, I sincerely thank the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) for supporting my attendance in the 14th Europneumo in Germany.”