Bridget, a Microbiology Research Assistant working under the MARVELS project, is currently looking at the efficacy of PCV13 vaccination against nasal colonization in the Malawian population.
In March 2023, she was awarded a travel bursary to present at the 16th European meeting on the Molecular Biology of the pneumococcus (Europneumo) that was hosted in Crete, Greece, from 23rd to 26th May 2023.
The meeting hosted several delegates from all over the world and had over 100 presenting participants. Her talk was on how natural pneumococcal carriage affects vaccine efficacy in a controlled human infection model in Malawi.
Five people in each category, oral and poster, were awarded for outstanding presentations, out of which Bridget got the 2nd position in the outstanding oral presentation.
“Attending Europneumo was really eye-opening for me as it provided me with an opportunity to learn from different people all over the world and the milestones that are being achieved in pneumococcal research. This will help me better navigate the current research questions I am working on under Marvels. I am ecstatic upon receiving the award and to be recognized in such regard on the international platform” Bridget narrated.
You have made us proud Bridget!!