November 21st, 2012

Young researcher at the MPI for Biology of Ageing has been granted a prestigious fellowship: PhD student Victor Bustos successful with a Boehringer Ingelheim Fellowship

Fellowship for at least two years to accomplish PhD project on "Functional analysis of the role of dFOXO in ageing in the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster"

With the Boehringer Ingelheim Fellowship, Victor Bustos has added a remarkable asterisk to his career. "I think the biggest advantage of the fellowship is that it will give more 'weight' to my CV, and will therefore be very important for me in order to continue developing a scientific career", says the young researcher. Among other things, his fellowship will support him in attending international conferences and allow him to receive additional training. At the MPI for Biology of Ageing, scientists are encouraged to apply for grants and fellowships. "Everyone here was very supportive during the application period", adds Bustos.
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fellowship invites for applications three times a year, and every year around 600 researchers enter the tough evaluation process culminating in a personal interview in the lab.

Victor Bustos is a PhD student in the Department "Biological Mechanisms of Ageing", headed by Linda Partridge, Managing Director at the MPI for Biology of Ageing.

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