University Ambassadors

The ambassadors of ISCOMS 2018 are students from all over the world who have visited ISCOMS themselves. Their experience at the congress has motivated them to help the organisation of ISCOMS to reach more students by using their own network. They have committed themselves to promoting ISCOMS and helping other students to visit ISCOMS as well.

The ambassador programme started in 2006 with just a few enthusiastic participants. They spread the word about ISCOMS in their home-countries. This year nearly 75 ambassadors are active in 28 countries to promote ISCOMS and they are of vital importance in organising the congress.
Their work consists mainly of promoting ISCOMS by distributing posters and flyers, digitally as well as on paper, and answering questions of students who are interested in visiting the congress. Some ambassadors even arrange information sessions or look into the possibility of arranging financial aid.

Below is a list of the ambassadors and their contact information. Ambassadors from the same country as you know the answer to a lot of your questions and can provide you with useful advice. They will also be able to answer questions about visas and travelling. Please dont hesitate to contact them, they will be more than willing to help.

If you are interested in becoming an ambassador yourself, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and sign up for the selection procedure at the congress. Also you can visit our website for more information or you can contact us at iscoms@umcg.nl

Belarus

Hi, my name is Klimentsi Kamisarau and I’m an ISCOMS ambassador in Belarus. I’ve visited ISCOMS 4 times and I’ve also participated in the IRF project. Currently, I’m working as a pathologist at Republican Clinical Medical Centre, Minsk, Belarus. ISCOMS is a wonderful experience and it is very useful for those who seek knowledge and the opportunity to get new friends. For any questions you can contact me via e-mail: etreleg@gmail.com or etreleg@mail.ru

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

I’m Nicole Kemberly, 21 years old, currently a 3th-year student at University of São Paulo Medical School (Brazil). I’m very interested in Neurosciences. I was a poster presenter at the 24th edition of ISCOMS in 2017 and it was an amazing experience. If you’re a medical student and want to present your research to the world, share the knowledge and meet new friends, ISCOMS is the best place – it is the event that brings young researchers together, where you can establish networks, have much fun and make friends from around the globe! The presence of people from many countries makes the congress even better and turns it into a unique cultural experience. I think all (bio)medical students should attend ISCOMS!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me: nicolekrr@me.com

Hello, I’m Renan, 23 years old, I’m a medicine  student from Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil (UNIFESP). I’ve been in last edition of ISCOMS (2017) and it’s a big pleasure to me being an ambassador of ISCOMS 2018. Is a unique experience, the congress has a very good crew, an excelent organization. Participate of this congress is a wonderful way to meet people from every part of world and , of course, enhance you knowledge with all the new in medical acience that they offer to you. I wish you a very good experience in ISCOMS 2018.

Any questions please contact me: rr.souzalopes@gmail.com

Hello! My name is Martina Dietrich and I am in the 4th year of medicine in Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil. I attended at ISCOMS 2017 in order to present my research about breastfeeding and achieved the first place in the public health category. Undoubtedly, ISCOMS is a distinguished opportunity to meet people from all over the world, share your research and interests, moreover improve your knowledge through first-rate lectures. Additionally, the Netherlands are an outstanding country to visit, with a lot of culture and beautiful destinations. Cheers from Brazil!

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any doubts: martinav.flach@gmail.com

Juan Fulgencio Welko Mendoza:  juanfwm@gmail.com

Chile

Barbara Fuenzalida: b.fuenzalida.bq@gmail.com

China

Hi, I am Wanlu Ma and I have joined the ISCOMS in 2014, it was such an unforgettable experience that I think about those days over and over again. The excellent sessions, tasty food, rainy parties and splendid dinners in the “castle” are really perfect! I strongly recommend you to join ISCOMS! You could meet so many new friends, listen to different thoughts and ideas, get to know the differences of you, attend great seminars and most of all, show your research! The days may be short but it could be such a treasure! I am a second-year intern in endocrinology in PUMC in Beijing.
You could always contact me at 451030469@qq.com

Xiaohua Huang: 99285854@qq.com

Denmark

My name Thomas. I study medicine at Aarhus University in Denmark.
‪Attending ISCOMS is a great opportunity to present your research. You also get the chance to meet people from all over the world. I presented in 2016 and it was a huge experience that I will never forget. I have attended difference congresses but the staff does good just at making ISCOMS the best I have attended. The atmosphere is both professional, laid back and fun and you get to learn new stuff everyday!
‪I warmly recommend attending ISCOMS!
Feel free to contact me at: temkris@gmail.com

Egypt

I’m Ahmad Mahmoud Galal, a 4th year medical student at the The Armed Forces College of Medicine -(AFCM) in Egypt. I’ve attended the 24th edition of ISCOMS and such a great event must be known to all people all over the world. I must admit that it was really a great experience to attend such a well organized events, the keynote lectures and the social programme which made us really proud to be in Netherlands. I am proud to be an ambassador for ISCOMS in my country, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me on my E-mail: ahmad.mahmoud40@gmail.com

My name is Abdelrahman Ahmed Habashy , 4th year medical student at Armed Forces College of Medicine -AFCM , (Egypt). It was a great honor for me participating in the 24th edition of ISCOMS 2017. And it was amazing experience for me , Undoubtedly , ISCOMS gives you an excellent opportunity to improve your knowledge , share your research and enhancing your skills in different aspects of life. I advice all (bio)medical students to attend ISCOMS As it will be so exciting .

If you have any questions Please don’t hesitate to contact me ! Habashyafcm22@gmail.com

My name is Badr Muhammd and I’m a 4th year student at the Armed Forces college of medicine in Egypt (AFCM). Last year, I took part in ISCOMS 2017. It was really a great experience; not only for sharing thoughts and knowledge with researchers from all over the world but also making valuable friends that would last with you even after the conference. I really have no doubt that ISCOMS 2018 will be a great experience to all the participants. So if u have any questions about ISCOMS 2018 please feel free to contact me ..

my E-mail is mbadr4087@gmail.com   and my phone number is +201020901713

Ethiopia

Leto Warie: let.abebe@gmail.com

Georgia

I am Ajinkya. Final year Medical student. Neurosurgeon in an oven.Young scientist.tutor.entrepreneur  motivational speaker and a caring boyfriend.Being a Youth delegate to the United Nations youth assembly and ISCOMS ambassador seeds of cultural exchange were sown earlier in my life. Prevention and public health education in my opinion is the most important thing we as a medical students and doctors have to deliver and I am on a mission to make people achieve healthy and active lifestyle.

Germany

Hi! My name is Martin Scharffenberg and I am a resident in anaesthesiology and research fellow at the University Hospital in Dresden, Germany. My field of research is respiratory physiology and mechanical ventilation for both perioperative and intensive care medicine. I attended ISCOMS multiple times during medical studies and presented in oral and plenary sessions. 2018 is my fifth year as an ISCOMS ambassador. ISCOMS is a great opportunity to get in contact with (bio-)medical students from all over the world and to gain and share experiences. For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me: martin.scharffenberg[at]ukdd.de

Aloha everyone, my name is Anna and I participated in the 24th edition of ISCOMS in 2017. I studied Medical Biotechnology in Rostock and am now a PhD student in hematology and oncology. ISCOMS was an amazing experience and gave me the opportunity to present my research project in front of an enthusiastic crowd of international biomed students and UMCG experts in the field. The lectures given by Nobel laureates were absolutely impressive and so was the famous world wide ISCOMS night. I strongly recommend this stunning congress to any (bio)medical student and will be back for the next edition. For any questions, please contact anna.richter@med.uni-rostock.de.

My name is Catharina Nitsche and my field of research is paediatrics and allergology. In 2013, I started studying medicine in Oldenburg and I spent one year in Groningen as ERASMUS student. I fell in love with the city and the enthusiastic students. I am ambassador to motivate young researchers to explore Groningen and ISCOMS as unique chance to check and try out what research actually means. You shouldn’t miss to meet people, who are as crazy as you about finding scientific answers to important questions. Maybe you meet someone, you will work with in the future or even good friends!

India

Hey everyone!! I am Jui Shah, a final year medical student from Smt. NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. I was a part of the brilliantly, very well organised ISCOMS 2017. It was an opportunity of a  lifetime…right from attending lectures by the Nobel Laureates, to presenting my work, getting great exposure to the fantastic work people are doing all around the globe to partying and mingling with the very warm and friendly ISCOMS’17 Team and also with participants from all over the world. ISCOMS is  one great experience with the perfect blend of fun and work, meeting new people, exchanging  ideas and acquiring knowledge and skills. Have many memories which i can cherish for a lifetime!!

Do Feel free to contact me at jmrs6124@gmail.com

Hailing from the bustling city of Mumbai, I am a medical student with an interest in discovering new things in the field of science. ISCOMS provided me with a platform to present my research, and participate in the ISCOMS Research Fellowship. I also spent 1 month at UMCG the following year working with Oncology research, and found it to be a brilliant place of innovation. A PhD at UMCG, followed by a residency, is my dream! Free feel to contact me with any queries, fellow researchers. Cheers!

Email: officialobehl@gmail.com

Hello there! I’m Srijanee, currently a final year medical (MBBS) student at KMC Mangalore, and an attendee of ISCOMS 2017. I truly believe that it was one of the best opportunities I’ve ever had. From presenting my research to my established peers, working alongside some great teachers in my workshops, and making friends I’ll have for life, it really made my year. Groningen and UMCG will always have a special place in my heart, and I hope more people will get to share in this wonderful experience.

Feel free to contact me at the following email address: srijaneed95@gmail.com

Sneha Alexander: alexander.sneha@gmail.com

Alister Joseph Thomas: alisterreeve2201@gmail.com

Ajinkya Kulkarni: ajinkyayo@gmail.com

Kumar Biswas Ashok: drkbashok@ymail.com

Prachi Bhageria: prachibhageria@gmail.com

Pratibha Singla: pratibhasingla12@gmail.com

Punya Suvarna: punya93@gmail.com

Indonesia

Hi, i am Nova Yuli Prasetyo Budi from Indonesia. First, i’d like to congratulate and say thank to ISCOMS Committee for the well organized conference, it was a fantastic conference. I came to Groningen as a poster presenter and i’ve got many interisting comments for my further research. At ISCOMS, i really enjoyed the science and research atmosphere there, indeed the workshop and social programs. Have any question? you can contact me at novayuliprasetyo@ymail.com

Hi! My name is Dia. It’s been a pleasure to be a part of ISCOMS since 22nd ISCOMS which means 3yrs ago. ISCOMS still never be replace in my memories, the nervousness to present research, the great keynote lectures, and so on.

Come on Join ISCOMS. I’m looking forward to working with you on the next project, maybe. Salam!

dia.septiani@gmail.com

Hi, My name is Madhyra Tri Indraswari from Indonesia, I am a fourth year medical student of the Universitas Indonesia. I also spent a year to get my degree in bachelor of biomedical science in University of Melbourne. Last year, I went to 24th edition of ISCOMS, and it was amazing! I did not regret every second I spent there. Joining ISCOMS is such a good opportunity! If you have any questions please contact me through

dhyra.madhyra@hotmail.com

Yona One Sidarta: yonaonesidarta@gmail.com

Iran

I’m Rasool Hassanzadeh, medical doctor and researcher at Guilan University of Medical Sciences. I’m really interested in almost all field of medicine research from basic sciences to clinical research. Every conference is a good place for improving research skills, networking and making new friends …Without mentioning the opportunities to get to know famous researchers at the keynote lectures, participating in different workshops and other interesting programs! So don’t miss the upcoming version of 25th ISCOMS.

Hope to see you at ISCOMS 2018. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me!

rasool.hassanzadeh@gmail.com

Hello everybody! My name is Mohammad Bagherniya. I am a PhD Candidate in Nutrition Sciences at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran. There is no doubt that ISCOMS is an unforgettable experience not only for learning, but also for meeting people from all over the world. I participated in the ISCOMS 2017, it was indeed one of the biggest medical student event in the world. I was mostly fascinated by the perfect organization, it was really great. I strongly recommend it to everyone to visit the 25th ISCOMS and share their scientific experiences with other students from all over the world.

Please feel free to contact me: Bagherniya@yahoo.com

I’m Kiana Shekofteh, 24 years old. I have finished studying dentistry last year and now I’m the first year student of dental biomaterials PhD at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. I had an oral presentation in ISCOMS 2017 and It was one of my best experience. It provides you unrepeatable opportunity to present your research, makes you new friends and has so much fun!

Now I’m so excited to be an ISCOMS ambassador. I hope to see you all in ISCOMS 2018. If you have any questions – please don’t hesitate to contact me:

drkiana.shekofteh@gmail.com

My name is Sajedeh Mirshahvalad and I am currently working as a researcher at the Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran. I hold a MSc in Medical Biochemistry. It’s been my second year participating in ISCOMS and first year being an Ambassador. Participating in ISCOMS is a great chance to present your research and also you will have this amazing opportunity to meet people from all over the world. In my opinion ISCOMS is the best way to get in contact with (bio-) medical scientists from all over the world and share your knowledge and experiences in doing research.

I highly recommend attending ISCOMS!!

Please feel free contact me at: sajedeh.shahvalad@gmail.com

Daryoush Ghanbarian: dariush67@icloud.com

Kiana Shekofteh: drkiana.shekofteh@gmail.com

Malawi

Hello. I am Yohane Gadama, ISCOMS ambassador for Malawi. I am currently working as junior doctor in Malawi and I am also an editorial intern at Malawi Medical Journal.  I graduated from medical school in 2016 and since undergraduate, I have always had a fervent passion for clinical research with bias to Neurology. Attending ISCOMS in 2015 and 2016 was a perfect and wonderful experience both for networking and enhancing my career aspirations as a researcher.

You can reach me on: yggadama@medcol.mw

Malaysia

Siro Shini: t.siroshini@gmail.com

Mexico

My name is Felipe Calderón Salazar, I’m a GP graduated from UNAM, Mexico City. Fortunately, I attended ISCOMS in 2016 and was an amazing experience, not just for learning, but also for meeting incredible people from all over the world. it is a great opportunity to broaden your options and share experiences.

Please, don’t hesitate to contact me at: calderon.salazar.f@gmail.com

Jan Kuschick: yosoyjan@gmail.com

The Netherlands

Osman: osvanderali@gmail.com

Nigeria

Hello, I’m Akinsola Raphael Akinyemi, from Nigeria. Presently, I am a PhD student at the Department of Neurobiology, School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China (USTC). ISCOMS has left an indelible impression in me, and I will be ever grateful for such a lifetime opportunity! Please be encouraged to optimize this life changing event, as ISCOMS isn’t just a conference, but an avenue to explore your potentials!

You may reach me at:

solaraphael@yahoo.com OR

solaraphael@mail.ustc.edu.cn

Norway

My name is Elaheh Mahootchi and I am studying master of medical biology at the University of Bergen in Norway. My master project is about multiple sclerosis (MS) and my future goal is to identify candidate biomarker for MS to help the MS patients receiving the treatment as early as possible. Therefore, I spend most of my time now studying MS and in my free time I enjoy reading poems and listening to classical music. ISCOMS was one of the most interesting congresses I have ever participated in. Everything was well organized and highly disciplined. The young organization committee were doing their best to help the participants in every possible way. I really enjoyed ISCOMS and I am looking forward to next year. And here is my photo which was actually taken at ISCOMS 2013.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me: elaheh.mahootchi@gmail.com

Pakistan

My name is Wafa Munir Ansari and I am a medical doctor. I have done PhD in Chemical Pathology from Army Medical College, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan and have completed post-doc training in Gene Ontology from the Cardiovascular Genetics Institute, University College London (UK). My area of research interest is cardiovascular genetics. I enjoy travelling around the world, participating in research conferences and interacting with researchers from around the globe. I presented my research paper at ISCOMS in 2015 and have been associated with this exceptional research platform as an ambassador since then.

Email: wafamuniransari@yahoo.com

Philippines

Good day! I am Reinavelle Jeunesse D. Mateo, a graduate of the  University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc and I’m already a licensed physician in the Philippines. Currently, I am a freelance General Practitioner and next year I am planning to go on residency. I became an ambassador for ISCOMS since my attendance last June 2015, where I was a Poster Competition Presenter. That was when i came to love to love research and thought of actively advocating it in our country, of which i believe has an abundance of competent medical students in the said field. I am in high hopes that they will be of a great contribution in the field of research. I hope that you will come to enjoy ISCOMS 2018 too.

Contact me at: reinavellemateo@gmail.com

Veronika Sawen: bhoover_eleven@yahoo.com

Poland

Hello everyone! I’m Magdalena Dobrolinska from Poland and I have already started the last year of medicine. What interests me the most is cardiology. I participated in ISCOMS 2016 and 2017 as an oral presenter and luckily I was given a chance to complete IRF as well. ISCOMS is not a typical conference for students- it is a completely unique opportunity to become a member of a science-lovers team! ISCOMS is an amazing way to broaden your mind and meet students from all over the world, so I truly recommend you taking part in this life-changing experience!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me: magdalena.dobrolinska@gmail.com

Kassandra Hryniewicki: kassandra.hryniewicki@gmail.com

Russia

It is an astonishing congress held in a lovely student town Groningen, the Netherlands. I visited different workshops, masterclasses and lectures, got acquanted with a lot of professors and bright students. This opportunity helped me to get familiar with modern scientific approaches used nowadays in Europe. In addition to this, ISCOMS is one of the best ways to practise professional English. The organizing committee works in their best way while guiding students. If you want to continue your career abroad ISCOMS will help you to find your way!

Andrei Polnikov, Krasnoyarsk State Medical University, andrcool@inbox.ru

Hi everyone! My name is Katya Dvoryaninova. I got my masters degree in Cell biology and Histology from Lomonosov Moscow State University, and almost ready to start my PhD in Groningen. In 2016 I visited ISCOMS as an active participant, and also took part at IRF. ISCOMS literally changed my life – I’ll never forget that incredible inspiring atmosphere, wonderful presentations and perfect organisation! It’s undoubtedly the best biomedical student congress!

I was an ISCOMS ambassador in 2017, and I have to say that I was really happy to promote ISCOMS in my country! I hope ISCOMS-2018 will be even more exciting! If you have any questions or need some advice – please don’t hesitate to contact me: katya.dvoryaninova@yandex.ru I’ll be really glad to share my impressions and tips about ISCOMS and help you! See you in June!

Hello! My name is Lisa Bystritskaia. I am studying at First Moscow State Medical University. I was a presenting participant at ISCOMS 2017 with the topic on Immunology called “Methylation and expression of TLR2 and TLR4 and their role in asthma” and even won in that poster session. In my opinion, this conference is the most important event for young scientists of (bio) medical sector! It is a brilliant opportunity to meet people from all over the world (great students like you are and absolutely fantastic doctors and scientists!); to let everyone know about your research and get a clear feedback on it; to learn more hot news from breakthrough science and of course fall in love with The Netherlands forever! You definitely should try to become a part of this amazing Congress!

Email: lisabystritskaya@gmail.com

Dinara Sharipova: dinarizazhiya@yandex.ru

Ekaterina  Shulenina: olen2biscuit@gmail.com

Serbia

Hello! My name is Marija Topalovic, and I am 25 years old. I recently graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, in Serbia. I presented my research at ISCOMS in the field of Gynaecology in 2017, and that was an enjoyable experience. The Organizing Team paid attention to every detail, and as a result, the conference was terrific. It gave the participants a chance to immensely broaden their knowledge and meet colleagues from with similar interests. I also participated in the IRF which was an excellent opportunity to learn about new methods and participate in an impressive research project. I am interested in Immunology, especially Tumor Immunology and Gynaecology and Obstetrics. I recommend ISCOMS with all my heart because it is a great chance to learn and meet colleagues and friends for life.

Sri Lanka

My name is Waradana Viraj Virantha De Silva, I study Medicine at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. My future goal is to become a good researcher in Nutrition and Exercise. I like travelling, cycling, and watching stage plays. ISCOMS is the best experience of my life. I gained a lot of knowledge and also got to know lots of friends from all around the world. I hope to participate in ISCOMS 2018 as well.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me: virajdesilva.vds@gmail.com

Sweden

Hello, my name is Mati Kargren and am a Master’s student in Life Sciences at the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. I am currently working on my thesis project that focuses on Targeting Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Metastasis of Neuroblastoma. My hosting laboratory is located at the Academia Sinicia, Taipei. I have a background in immunology and oncology, and I would like to combine these two fields in a future, industry-based workplace setting.

Before coming to Taiwan, I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden – my hometown. Hence, Taiwanese and Swedish students – please feel welcome to contact me! mateusz.krawiec@stud.ki.se ormailto:k.mati@hotmail.com

Regards, Mati

Samer Al-Dury: samer.al-dury@wlab.gu.se

Tanzania

Ukraine

My name is Yaa Owusuaa Offei Darko. A Ghanaian by birth and nationality. I am a final year medical student currently studying in Ivano Frankiskv National Medical University. My hobbies are reading and traveling if I get the opportunity. Future goal is to become a Public Health specialist once I am done with medical school. My phone number in case anyone is interested in attending ISCOMS next year is +380631288055 and my email address is: patented4life@yahoo.com

My name is Alina Ivaniuk, I am a 6th-year student at Odessa National Medical University. My main interest is Neurology, and I am a leader of Student’s Interest Group in Neurology at my university. I’ve participated in the last ISCOMS edition as a presenting participant, and it was an astonishing experience. ISCOMS is not only a great opportunity to present your research, master new skills at master classes and workshops and attend lectures of the world’s most prominent scientists: it also offers an amazing possibility to get a social immersion into the worldwide medical community with likely-minded fellows, to get new valuable contacts and to make new friends with people all over the world. That is why I’ve decided to become an ambassador and to spread information about ISCOMS 2018 – people shouldn’t miss such a great event! Please, do not hesitate to contact me with this e-mail in case you have any questions: alina.ivaniuk@yahoo.com.

My name is Nargiz Isaieva, I am a resident of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Bogomolets National Medical University (Kiev). Last year I attended ISCOMS and got an incredible pleasure. I want Ukrainian students to visit this congress and and feel the same.

Email: dr.nargizisaieva@gmail.com

Albert Zanu: zanualbert@ymail.com

Mashkur isa: mashforreal@yahoo.com