University Ambassadors

The ambassadors of ISCOMS 2020 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 are dedicated 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 82 ambassadors are active in 39 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 your own country 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

Hello, my name is Veronika Shinkevich. Currently, I am a member of a research group in the Belarusian Children’s Oncology Center. In 2019, I attended ISCOMS as an active participant and also took part in the IRF project. I must admit that it was an incredible event, full of smart and awesome people from all over the world. I highly recommend you attend this congress, it’s worth it! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me: veroni.shinkevich@gmail.com​

Bosnia and Herzegovina

My name is Milica Malešević, and I am a 6th year medical student from Faculty of Medicine, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I attended ISCOMS in 2018 with my partner, and it was one of the best experiences I ever had. Everything was perfectly organised. Keynote lectures and workshops were amazing, as well as the rich social program. Groningen is a lovely town! UMCG took my breath away. You can even check out my blog on Instagram, @mici_in_medicine, to see how ISCOMS looked like first hand! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me: milica.malesevic95@gmail.com

Brazil

Hello! I`m Martina Flach Dietrich, 24 years old and 6th-year medical student at 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. I wish you all an excellent experience at ISCOMS 2020!

Hello, I’m Renan , 25 years old, I’m a 5th year medicine student from paulista Medicine School – Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil (EPM-UNIFESP). I’ve been for the first time in 2017 edition of ISCOMS and it’s a big pleasure to me being an ambassador of ISCOMS 2020. It’s a unique experience, the congress has a very good crew, an excellent 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 science that they offer to you. I wish you a very good experience in ISCOMS 2020 and I look forward to see you there.  Any questions please contact me: rr.souzalopes@gmail.com​

Canada

My name is Mozhdeh , I am originally from Iran. I studied pharmacy in Tehran University and now I am doing my PhD at McGill, Canada. This is my third experience to be an ambassador in this wonderful congress. Email: mozhdeh.mehdizadeh@mail.mcgill.ca

Chile

Hi! I’m Alex Araya, a medical student from the Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo. I went to ISCOMS 2019 and i must say that mentally i am still there! The organization of the congress impressed me – starting from the welcoming party and finishing with post-congress tour. I have established so many useful contacts with both international students and professors. Please, don’t hesitate to ask me any questions at: alexarayamorales@gmail.com

China

I am Boyan Zhang, I am a Master of medicine Student in Jilin University. So impressive of the 2019 ISCOMS! And so lucky am I participated in the ISCOMS and IRF in June 2019. ISCOMS is dramatically organized and beneficial for the International students to communicate with​ each other and learn the research occurred around world. ISOCMS provides all the presenting-participants 3 kinds of  wonderful stages (poster, oral, plenary presentations) to exhibit their fabulous research and fantastic ideas. Besides, more selective courses and activities provided by ISCOMS could bring many opportunities for us to learn about doing research in Groningen University Medical Centre. Especially ISCOMS Research Fellowship (IRF) renders a two-week project for around 30 students, which allows students join in different departments of research and make an access to supervisors.

I am Akinsola Raphael Akinyemi, a Nigerian and Doctorate student at the Department of Neurobiology, School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. ISCOMS is an avenue to explore your potentials and appreciate the beauty of science. An experience would make all the difference! Reach me at: solaraphael@mail.ustc.edu.cn

Denmark

My name is Thomas Emmanuel. I am a Medical doctor currently working in Aalborg, Denmark. Attending
ISCOMS is a great opportunity to present your research on an international stage. 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 a good job 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

Hello, my name is Mostafa Shahin from Egypt, I was so lucky to get the opportunity to participate in ISCOMS 2019 and I was participating as a speaker, it was a very good and useful experience for me as I learned a lot of new skills and a lot of new research ideas that I can work on. I also got the chance to meet a lot of amazing people from all around the world and I learned many things from them. I advice you from all over the world to try to participate in ISCOMS next year? You don’t want to miss it!

My name is Abdelrahman Ahmed Habashy , 6th year medical student at Armed Forces College of Medicine -AFCM , (Egypt). It was a great honor for me participating in the 24th and 25th edition of ISCOMS. 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

Ethiopia

This is Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes from Gondar, Ethiopia. I am a lecturer of clinical pharmacy. I was one of the lucky participant of ISCOMS 2019 and ISCOMS Research Fellowship in Groningen, Netherlands. I had a great experience at UMCG in both events and had the opportunity to share my research findings with lots of energetic young researchers from all over the world and with renowned scientist at the UMCG. I was able to learn how research is conducted at UMCG and had the chance to do conduct my own small project at UMCG (Big data and deep learning in cardiology). Most importantly, I have mad friendships and connections that will last forever and foster my career as a researcher in the areas of medicine/health/pharmacy.

Georgia

I am ishani Desai. I am a 4th year medical student. I visited ISCOMS in 2019. First of all, ISCOMS is a great platform for students all over the world to learn things. The workshops organised by ISCOMS are really helpful, espically to medical students. And it also provides a platform for medical aspirants to present research. And the experience there was something that i would always cherish. And i really look forward to be there in 2020. Can’t wait. Contact- idesai43@yahoo.com

Hi, my name is Saif Tawfeeq, MD; and I’m an ISCOMS ambassador in Georgia. I’ve visited ISCOMS in 2017 when i was 5th-year medical students, it was such an unforgettable experience that I think about those days over and over again. 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!

Email: saif.muqdad@yahoo.com​ / s.tawfeeq@tma.edu.ge​

I am Mohamedfaruq Chisty. I’ve just completed 3rd year at Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy, Georgia. I was a part of ISCOMS 2019 and the experience has been impeccable. It was wonderful to see some amazing keynotes and enjoy beautiful social programmes. Not to forget the ever-helping Organising Committee and the first-year crew, who worked really hard to make the congress really successful. ISCOMS is a really great platform for young medical entrepreneurs to present their ideas to the world. It isn’t actually just a congress but a blend of several cultures together. If you have any questions please feel free to contact : khushro23@gmail.com

Hello there! I’m Thomas Varun, a 5th-year medical student at the Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy. ISCOMS has helped me to expand my medical knowledge with great Professors and participating in ISCOMS is an excellent occasion to present your research. I believe that ISCOMS is a great opportunity for aspiring, young, creative students worldwide to exchange ideas, meet up and share experiences. Please don’t miss out this opportunity! Come and take a glance at one of the high-grade conference in an amazing Groningen city. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me:  Email ID v.thomas@tma.edu.ge

This is Nikhil Chauhan, 5th year medical student at Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy. At ISCOMS I got experience of globalization from around the world. Attending lectures that were given by such prominent people was awe inspiring and insightful. Living with the students was also a great way to increase my interaction and also knowing about the local prospects of Netherlands and other countries. The students at ISCOMS were very helpful and guests had no trouble to get around the city and follow the program schedule. It was an organised event and also it was a great experience meeting new people, exchanging ideas and acquiring knowledge that will boost our medical and personal career.

Germany

Hi, my name is Jadesandra Haarmann . A Ghana-born fourth year medical student studying in Germany (Universität des Saarlandes). I participated in the 26th. Edition of ISCOMS held in 2019 and was amazed by the meticulous planning and also the fact that the organization committee went the extra mile to make the whole experience worthwhile, not only during, but also before and after the conference. I only heard of ISCOMS by chance and after visiting I couldn’t help but think about the key role such student programs play in shaping tomorrow´s generation of researchers. I am most definitely looking forward to being an ambassador for next year and would love to answer any questions you might have concerning the congress. (jadehaarm@gmail.com)

Hey there! I am Sebastian Tauer and I am a medical student from Dresden, Germany. My research group deals with the therapy of the so called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. We perform large animal experiments while adjusting the mechanical ventilation and monitoring respiratory parameters. 2019 I was invited to speak in the plenary session at the 26th edition of this Student Congress. The opportunity, to broaden my horizon, get in contact with many other students from all over the globe and to enjoy the social program of the event, I would like to share with you. Apply for this congress and see you 2020 in Groningen. (sebastian.tauer@uniklinikum-dresden.de​ )​

Ghana

My name is Mr. Bernard Annan. A Ghanaian by birth and nationality. I am a graduate from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Course of study was Biochemistry. I am currently the Director of All Sciences Olympiad Foundation, A non governmental organization that works to promote the study and application of science among African students for Global Development. I believe in helping young scientists to broaden their knowledge and meet international colleagues for future scientific collaborations. ISCOMS is a great opportunity to get in contact with (bio)medical students from all over the world to gain and share experiences. Please don’t hesitate to call +233501375894/+233557435232 or send an email to Bernard.annan90@gmail.com in case you want to attend ISCOMS 2020.​

I’m Collins Osei Owusu a third year Medical Laboratory student in University for Development Studies (UDS), Ghana. I’m goal oriented and always on my toes to learn new things. I make myself available and take the most opportunities. Attending ISCOMS gives you a great opportunity to present your works on international platforms, meet young students and learn new things. Participating in ISCOMS 2019 was an unforgettable experience. ISCOMS is a great stage for young science students who seeks to have a feel of work, fun, meeting new people and sharing ideas. I warmly recommend attending ISCOMS. You may contact me if you have any question. Email: milahouton@gmail.com

“Education holds the keys to greater freedom”

Hi everyone! My name is Samuel Ed Mensah! I am a graduate of the University of Ghana School of medicine and Dentistry.I am currently working as a junior doctor. I was glad to be part of ISCOMS 2019 and it was a thrilling experience for me. I believe in global effort in improving health and so ISCOMS was a fulfilling experience. It’s a platform to learn about biomedical science in general from other countries, improve on your research skills and even be inspired to do more for the medical world by researching. It’s also an opportunity to socialize and interact with others from other countries. I am privileged to be an ambassador this year and you can contact me anytime: samensed@live.com

Greece

My name is Alexandra Androni. After having studied abroad both in the UK and the Netherlands, I am currently continuing my studies
in medical school. Having worked as a Pharmaceutical Scientist and a Research Assitant in Oncology and Human Movement Sciences respectively, my current field of research is Cardiology.

My association with ISCOMS dates back to 2016 and after consecutively attending for 3 years, I became an ambassador in 2018. The congress itself is a remarkable event that builds up both on networking as well as on personal development within the biomedical field. Being a research enthusiast personally, I am honored to advocate for ISCOMS in Greece. Whether you want to present, participate or just ask a question, feel free to get in touch with me!

Email: aandroni@icloud.com

Hong Kong

Hello. I am Kenneth (Sik Kwan Chan). I am a MPhil. student in Department of Clinical Oncology, The University of Hong Kong.  I have been in 2016 and 2019 editions of ISCOMS and it’s a big pleasure to me being an ambassador of ISCOMS 2020. Participation in this Congress is a wonderful way to meet people from every part of the world and share your research and interests.Wish you a very good experience in ISCOMS 2020.

India

Hello!! I’m Ishika Mahajan from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. I had attended ISCOMS 2018 as a 3rd year MBBS student and was also the World Health Award winner the same year. It was an excellent experience and the exposure to a foreign medical system, college and hospital was eye-opening. It was a beautiful experience and very worth coming half way across the world for.

Please do contact me if you have any queries.
Email- ishikaishan16@gmail.com

Hello there! I am Viral Dave, a dentist grduated Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore. I got the opportunity to be a presenting participant at the 25th edition of ISCOMS. It was a very enriching experience to present my research in front of the enthusiastic international crowd and UMCG experts in the field. This is my second year as an ISCOMS ambassador. Without a doubt, ISCOMS is a distinguished chance to network with people from across the globe. Expanding learning horizons through the hands-on workshops, key-note sessions by nobel laureates, patient lecture (very novel concept) and viewing 3D surgery were really worth the experience. Speeddating with the reseachers was a unique way to interact and learn possibilities of doing a PhD at UMCG. I highly recommend being a participant at ISCOMS 2020 and experience ‘Science Across Borders’. Don’t hesitate to contact me for any doubts: vkdave95@gmail.com

Hello everyone, I am Mainak Bardhan, final year medical student from PANDIT JAWAHARLAL NEHRU MEMORIAL MEDICAL COLLEGE,RAIPUR CHHATTISGARH,INDIA. As a biomedical research enthusiast I’ve participated in the last ISCOMS 25th 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 2019 – 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: bardhan.mainak@gmail.com

Good day! I am Palsam Sandeep goud final year medical student, 2020 ISCOMS ambassador . First, i’d like to congratulate and say thank to ISCOMS Committee for the well organized conference, it was a fantastic conference.In 2019, I attended the very well organized 26th edition of ISCOMS. Indeed it was a great opportunity of a lifetime with unforgettable experience from learning, presenting your research and meeting great minds from around the world. Of course social events made the congress extra superp. I am still associated with this unique research platform as an Ambassador. I am therefore pleased to encourage you to utilize such an exceptional event that serves as platform to explore your potentials. See you in 27th edition.As an ambassador for ISCOMS 2019, i would say that this is the place where your questions will be answered about medical researches, workshops and advanced technology in sciences.

Just give it a try and you won’t regret it! You May reach me at palsamsandeep1@gmail.com​

Hey there! I am Chhavi Talwar from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. This is one of the most well rounded conferences for a student. Alongwith the plethora of academic knowledge they provide so many practical skills and really broaden your horizons. It was truly a great experience to attend ISCOMS and I look forward to participate again.

ID: chhavi.talwar96@gmail.com

You can text me on WhatsApp too. Ph. No: +919013289775

Hey! I am Rizana Riyaz and I was a participant of the ISCOMS 2018 and 2019 and the IRF 2018.  Currently, I am a final year medical student at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, MAHE, India.  ISCOMS was the one of the best experiences of my entire career as a medical student. The congress is a once in a lifetime experience both in terms of academics and networking. Three weeks spent at ISCOMS 2018 and IRF 2018 were indeed a ‘Science beyond Borders’ experience for me. ISCOMS 2019, was also an excellent opportunity to learn and explore new things. I promise you will have a wonderful time. E-mail ID: rizana.riyaz@learner.manipal.edu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rizana.riyaz/

Hi I’m Kritika Pathak! I’m a third year medical student from Delhi,India.I attended ISCOMS in 2019 and it was an amazing experience! It was wonderful to meet people from different countries & attend the workshops and lectures. Also, ISCOMS is a wonderful platform if you’re really interested in research. Participate in this Congress if you want to grow both academically and culturally! I wish you the best for ISCOMS 2020. Email: 99kritikapathak@gmail.com

Hello everybody! I am Riya Vaidya, a 3rd year Medical student at GMERS Medical College Sola, Ahmedabad. I’m so glad to be able to participate in the 26th edition of ISCOMS. It felt like a carnival comprising of science and culture with something new happening every minute. The learning experience was weaved to perfection and I would be more than happy to have my fellow students attend this spectacular event. The best isn’t yet to come it is here at ISCOMS! If you have questions and queries please don’t hesitate to ask them at – riyavaidya15@icloud.com

Hello there! I am Viral Dave, a dentist grduated Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore. I got the opportunity to be a presenting participant at the 25th edition of ISCOMS. It was a very enriching experience to present my research in front of the enthusiastic international crowd and UMCG experts in the field. This is my second year as an ISCOMS ambassador. Without a doubt, ISCOMS is a distinguished chance to network with people from across the globe. Expanding learning horizons through the hands-on workshops, key-note sessions by nobel laureates, patient lecture (very novel concept) and viewing 3D surgery were really worth the experience. Speeddating with the reseachers was a unique way to interact and learn possibilities of doing a PhD at UMCG. I highly recommend being a participant at ISCOMS 2020 and experience ‘Science Across Borders’. Don’t hesitate to contact me for any doubts: vkdave95@gmail.com

Hello everyone!! I am Avichal Dani from NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad, India. I visited ISCOMS 2019 as a 3rd MBBS student. I must say it was one of the best experiences I have had overseas. It was my first time at an international conference & each  and every moment spent there was worth it, just as described by my seniors. ISCOMS shall forever hold a special place in my heart. Feel free to contact me for any doubts and queries at the following e-mail address: asdani98@gmail.com​

Indonesia

Hi, My name is Madhyra Tri Indraswari and Im currently in my last year of medical school in Universitas Indonesia. Please dont hesitate to contact me if you have any question regarding ISCOMS! If you have any questions please contact me through dhyra.madhyra@hotmail.com

Hi, My name is Widyan Putra Anantawikrama from Indonesia, I am a fifth year medical student ofUniversitas Gadjah Mada and presenting in Oral Session on Vascular Medicine. My field of interest is Cardiovascular Medicine. Being in ISCOMS is one of the best scientific experience I ever had. The recreational events are also great! If you have any question, please contact me at anantawikrama27@gmail.com​ ​

Iran

I am Nazanin Hazrati, medical doctor and researcher at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. I had a poster presentation in ISCOMS 2016 and 2019 and It was one of my best experiences. Now I’m so excited to be an ISCOMS ambassador and I hope I can help others like me. If you have any questions – please don’t hesitate to contact (nazaninhazrati68@gmail.com).​

Hello, my name is Mahsan Divanbeygi kermani, Im 26 years old and I graduated from the faculty of pharmacy of Kerman Medical Universities of Medical Sciences in Iran. I participated in ISCOMS 2019, This experience was absolutely amazing. ISCOMS gave the participants a chance to immensely broaden their knowledge. Also I met a lot of interesting people from all over the world, Every thing was well organized and highly disciplined. The young organization team were doing their best to help the participants in every possible way. I recommend ISCOMS with all my hearth because its a great chance to learn and met colleagues and friends for life. Please do not hesitate to contact me: m.divanbeygi55@yahoo.com Instagram: Mahsan_dbk

My name is  Majd, I am currently studying medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). Participating and presenting my research at ISCOMS confrence with its nice artmosphere turned out to be a great experience for me. I would be so happy to help other students to enjoy this event. Should you have need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me through alireza.majd@hotmail.com

I am Bahram Askarpour, medical doctor and researcher at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Attending 26th ISCOMS congress was a great experience for me, and I hope I can help other researchers to submit their work for this year’s congress easily. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

I am Saeed Kesthkar. As a Medical Doctor from Iran, It was my great pleasure to participate in wonderful ISCOMS 2019. As learning is always a key strategy for discovering new pathway of science, ISCOMS would be a great opportunity to share knowledge and experiences between young scientists from all over the world. I hope this pathway of glory of science be continued at UMCG with the best wishes and highest successes.

Japan

Hello, I’m Miho Takemura, 23 years old, I study pharmacy at Osaka University of Japan. I participated in ISCOMS (2019) and it’s a big pleasure to me being an ambassador of ISCOMS 2020. My experience with ISCOMS 2019 is the best moment of my life so far. ISCOMS gives you a chance to present you research work at the biggest student congress world-wide with a lot of interaction with student researchers from the world over. I wish you a very good experience in ISCOMS 2020. Any questions please contact me: ​m0i3h6o@gmail.com

Hello! My name is Kazuki Takada. I’m a fourth year pharmacy student in Japan. Fortunately, I attended ISCOMS2019 and enjoyed it very much! Every person met there was enthusiastic for medical research, fun for talk with and kind enough to permit my poor English! ISCOMS2020 is open to everyone, and you are guaranteed to broaden your horizon there. Looking forward to meeting you in ISCOMS2020. Please, feel free to contact me at ktakada427@gmail.com

Hello!! I’m Tomonari Masuda, 25 years old. I study about pharmacy at Nagasaki univ. I’m interested in Drug Delivery System. I’ve been in 26th ISCOMS (2019) and a big pleasure to me being an ambassador of ISCOMS 2020. The congress has an very good organization and an enthusiastic participant. We can fell the breath of science. Let’s take part in this amazing congress!!

Kazakhstan

Hi, my name is Gulfairuz Tukinova. I’m 5 th year student of medical faculty in Semey Medical University. In this year (actually 2019) was my first time of participating in ISCOMS. It was amazing. I met a big number of students with great researches, which are really helpful in medicine. Participation in the Congress is an incredible experience, an opportunity to learn something new. during the Congress you will be involved in various activities in which you will be able to reach your potential. in General, it is incredibly cool. I am ready to tell you everything and answer to any questions you may have. you can write me a mail: Tukinovazzz@gmail.com I’ll Always be glad to answer

Kyrgyzstan

Hello there! I’m Ruchika sukhwal currently a final year medical student from International school of medicine, Bishkek. I was part of ISCOMS 2019 as presenting participant.  I truly believe that ISCOMS is one of the best congresses I’ve ever attended. From presenting my research to experienced peers to working alongside talented attendees from across the globe and partying with them, It is truly a perfect blend of learning and fun. Everything at ISCOMS was perfectly organized from workshops to post-congress tour. I got to make great friends for life.  Learning from Nobel laureates and knowing the researches being carried out in other parts of the world truly makes ISCOMS a platform to know science beyond borders. If you ever want to present your work at any congress, I highly recommend ISCOMS. – Feel free to contact me at sukhwalruchika1810@gmail.com

Malawi

I’m ​Grace​ ​Thandekire​ ​Sibande​, a medical student at the University of Malawi, College of Medicine. Being a research enthusiast, I am honoured to advocate for ISCOMS in Malawi. I had the privilege of participating in the 26th edition of ISCOMS in 2019 and the 2019 ISCOMS Research Fellowships(IRF). I truly believe that this was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had! From attending keynote lectures by Nobel Laureates to presenting my research work and participating in other interesting workshops and social programs. In addition, the IRF offered me a great opportunity to work with renowned researchers in the University Medical Center Groningen(UMCG) and experience what doing research in the UMCG “the smartest kilometer in the Netherlands”​ is like. I strongly recommend this fantastic Conference to any (bio)Medical student. Cheers!!

For any queries feel free to contact me at: gracethandekiresibande@gmail.com

Mexico

My name is Felipe Calderón Salazar, I’m a surgery resident 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 

Hello! I am Raful Navarro and I attended ISCOMS and the IRF in 2019. I studied Biomedical Research at UNAM, Mexico City. Attending ISCOMS was a wonderful experience as I got to present in front of a diverse audience who gave me insight from their very particular field of (bio)medicine. I had the opportunity to attend all the congress, where a helpful pre-course, interactive workshops, and interesting keynote lectures were perfectly organized. Poster and oral sessions, as well as the parties, were excellent to do networking and make really good friends. Also, I was part of the IRF where I could enrich my research knowledge and skills, I met incredible people who became great friends. ISCOMS is an amazing experience. Feel free to contact me:rasane18@gmail.com

Hi! I am Israel Luna, a biologist from the Faculty of Sciences UNAM. I attend to the 2018 ISCOMS and it was an enriching experience as you can learn a lot, not only from the key lectures and the many investigators there but also from the mazing people from other countries that you will meet. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions if you are planning to attend to this year’s event. israel_lmdz@ciencias.unam.mx

Nigeria

Hi everyone, I am Ogechi Opara from Lagos, Nigeria. I am a young passionate final year Medical student with the zeal to take healthcare to the next level in my community at large . I also enjoy dancing and traveling. ISCOMS 2019 was an amazing experience. It gave me the platform to meet different talented students and practioners From all over the world . Gave me a multidisciplinary approach to health care for all . It’s the one annual congress that gives you the opportunity to grow and become ultimately a better individual. You should definitely not miss it! I can be reached at oparaogechi24@gmail.com

Greetings!! I am Nwosu Onyeka Kingsley(MSc​)​ – a biochemist from Nigeria with research interests in phytomedicine, nutrition and modern biotechnology. I am a bio-scientific officer with National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Nigeria. ISCOMS is always well organized and Indeed a great opportunity of a lifetime with unforgettable experience from learning, presenting your research and meeting great minds from around the world. Of course social events makes the congress extra superb. I am still associated with this unique research platform as an Ambassador. I am therefore pleased to encourage you to utilize such an exceptional event that serves as platform to explore your potentials. See you in the coming edition.

Please feel free to reach me at: nwosuonyeka6@gmail.com

Norway

I am Elaheh Mahootchi  and I am PhD student in medical biology at the University of Bergen in Norway. My 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.

I participated in ISCOMS in 2013 and that was a great experience. 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 met so many young talented scientist and made many new friends. Some I am still in touch with. I really enjoyed ISCOMS and I am looking forward to next year.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me: elaheh.mahootchi@uib.no

Hi, my name is Bendik Skinningsrud and I am from Norway but study medicine in Poland. My research is mostly about evidence-based anatomy and it’s clinical implications in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and plastic surgery. I was a participant at ISCOMS 2018 and I was very impressed by how well organized it was and the quality of the student presentations and keynote lectures. Not to mention Groningen, which was a beautiful and vibrant city with lots of people biking around. I genuinely recommend ISCOMS if you want to attend a world-class student congress with people from all over the world! Please do not hesitate to contact me: bskinningsrud@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

My name is Faizan Akram. I am doing M.Phil. (Master in Philosophy) in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. 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-2020​ will be even more exciting. It is a splendid chance to meet individuals from everywhere throughout the world (completely phenomenal specialists and researchers!); to tell everybody about your exploration and get reasonable feedback on it, and obviously begin to look all starry eyed at The Netherlands until the end of time!

I have always been thinking about my future, building a career, becoming a successful person and generally finding my own path in life. I think I have a chance to meet such great keynotes and extra-ordinary young researcher from all over the world with different cultures, building new connection in ​ISCOMS 2020​ edition. I will be involved in hands-on workshops and have the chance to participate in the World Health Assembly, which is a great experience. I am sure it will change my way of thinking and broaden my horizons. I suggest ISCOMS with all my friends because it is an incredible opportunity to learn and meet partners and companions forever. You can contact me in case of any questions by email: Faizanbwp@hotmail.com

Hi fellows, my name is Ali Hamza and i am a final year medical student from Pakistan. I attended ISCOMS-2019 as a presenting participant . I think ISCOMS is the perfect platform for students to show their work in the field of medicine . It provides opportunity to students to actively participate in research work being done and to interact with fellow students from around the world . I am definitely gonna attend ISCOMS-2020 and my goal as an ambassador is to bring students from my medical school to the ISCOMS-2020 and from other medical schools in my area.
I would like to say best of luck to the organizing committee for ISCOMS-2020 . I know you guys will make it a memorable one. Looking forward to ISCOMS-2020.

Poland

Hello, I am Terje Skeie​ from Norway, studying medicine in Poland. I attended the​ fantastic ISCOMS2019 and was overwhelmed by the high quality of the conference combined with the warm and welcoming hosts. After presenting in Orthopedics and Rheumatology at last year’s conference I wanted to give something back to the worlds largest student conference. The social programs were the perfect remedy after long and engaging days at the University. Groningen is now one of my favorite cities and I think there is something for everyone there! Please do not hesitate to contact me at: terje.k.skeie@gmail.com

Hi guys! My name is Hanna Kuśmierczyk , I am on my last year of medical studies at Medical University of Lodz in Poland. I attended ISCOMS 2019 as an active participant and was so amazed by the congress that it inspired me to become an Ambassador this year. I really appreciated that the invitation is addressed not only to medical students, but also for other people connected to medicine. I would like to encourage students from all biomedical fields to attend ISCOMS and share their research with us, as I believe it is important to look at medicine from different points of view. If you have any questions please contact me: hanna.kusmierczyk.umed@gmail.com

Russia

Hey everyone. I am Andrei Polnikov, a graduate student of Krasnoyarsk State Medical University. I went to ISCOMS 2017 which completely changed my life, because I learnt about a great number of opportunities. Feel free to ask me about the conference and practical issues.

Email: andrcool@inbox.ru

Hey everybody! My name is George Krivoshein. Currently, I am in my last year of medical school at Kazan State Medical University, Russia. I have been doing my research in the field of Neurobiology since the second year of my university. In 2019 I took part in ISCOMS where I presented my research project in the neurology poster session. I also participated in the two-week ISCOMS Research Fellowship at among the best laboratories of Cell Biology Department, UMCG. Not only did I get an unforgettable experience and expand my professional networking, but also I got acquainted with ambitious and motivated medical, biomedical students from all over the world. I absolutely enjoyed my time in Groningen and definitely urge everyone to apply for this biomedical congress. The organization and social program were at the highest level what I have ever experienced. DO NOT afraid to send your thesis and take part in one of the best scientific party in Europe! Make your dreams real and remember that no matter you are going through, someone has done it before. And so CAN YOU! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions: kriwoshein.george@gmail.com

Hi! My name is Liubov Shilova, I am a student at Moscow States University in Russia. Last year I came to ISCOMS to share my research and to see how science is made elsewhere. The experience I got was fascinating. I was absolutely amazed with all of the researches that I got to meet and become friends within such a short period of time. The atmosphere at the conference was lovely. Also, due to the perfect organization, it was very easy for a participant to meet specialists in their area from all around the world.  I recommend ISCOMS as a perfect opportunity to get a lot of knowledge and to spend some quality time in a beautiful city of Groningen! If you have any questions, please contact me: shilova.lush@gmail.com

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My name is Natalia Chepelova. I am a medical student at Sechenov University from Moscow, Russia. My field of research is molecular genetics in oncology. I studied drug repurposing in N.N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center. In June of 2019 I attended ISCOMS with oral presentation and became a session winner. It was amazing experience for me! If you’re interested in science and want to present your research to the world, share the knowledge and meet new friends, ISCOMS is the best place! Feel free to contact me: chepelova_n_k@student.sechenov.ru v

Rwanda

Hello, My name is  Shonza Felicitee, Currently I’m in third year at University of Rwanda and I’m an ISCOMS ambassador in Rwanda ,It was my first time to attend this year,It is  very organized event in each and everything,I’ve learned many things, before I used to confuse things and scattering in everything but after attending ISCOMS ,I get to know my area of interest not only this it shaped me ,gain new skills, experience, ISCOMS bring young researchers together, it is wonderful platform for students. For any questions you can contact me via e-mail:felishonza@gmail.com

Saudi Arabia

Greetings! I’m Omar​ AL-Sowayigh,​ a senior medical student at King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. I was a presenting participant in ISCOMS 2019 and I joined the Nephrology Department of UMCG in ISCOMS Research Fellowships (IRF). This is truly a one of a kind experience that you won’t get anywhere else. You’ll be able to present your research among many enthusiastic students and scientists from all over the world. It is a great opportunity to broaden your horizon, get feedback on your work, learn and enhance your skills in addition to making new friends. If you can, don’t miss out on the IRF! If you’d like to know more or ask any question, feel free to contact me at: omar-m-008@hotmail.com

Hello everyone, this is Ibrahim Abdulla Al Yaeesh, a 5th-year medical student (senior) at King Faisal University (KFU), Al Ahsa city, Saudi Arabia. I am the chairman of the medical student’s council at my college, and the head of Deanship of Student Affairs Volunteer Club at KFU, and member of many other volunteers’ teams. I’ve participated at ISCOMS 2019 and it was great and intersecting, and I was the leader of the Saudi delegation which was composed of 30 students who came to attend ISCOMS. ISCOMS gives you a great opportunity to improve and share knowledge and researchers. I am honored to be a part of ISCOMS family by being an ambassador 2020. Feel free to contact me for any queries Email: Ib_232@hotmail.com​

Salaam! It’s an Arabic word used for greeting, which also means peace. My name is Sahira Nahari, currently in my senior year of pursuing my Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) at Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah. When I’m not occupied with my studies, you’ll find admiring the creativity displayed in an art gallery, or curious to discover somewhere new as I plan my next big adventure. The 26th edition of ISCOMS was the first time I participated as a poster presenter at an international congress. The whole experience was extremely welcoming and educational. My knowledge of research has expanded and motivated me to pursue a further understanding of various topics. Please don’t hesitate to contact me: sahiranahari@gmail.com​

Serbia

Dear future ISCOMS participant, my name is Jordan Popović and I study dental medicine in Serbia. You are probably on this page to find some answers and find out about other people’s experience with ISCOMS. Honestly, a year ago I was thinking about many things and had even more questions, maybe even concerns. After my experience with ISCOMS and UMCG, I can say confidently that there is no better place for you to present your research. Organizing committee was very focused and made a conference that fulfilled all of the highest expectations and set the bar really high when It comes to student congresses, but I really feel like this is more serious and better organized than a lot of congresses made for professionals in the field of biomedicine. Work on your abstract, read it all over again, and If you get your acceptance letter, you are sure to have one of the most amazing science experiences while a student. Walking through Groningen is by itself an experience to remember, not to mention UMCG that looks like a museum and all of the interesting and super polite locals and internationals you will have a chance to meet. Please, feel free to contact me anytime about anything that you are trying to wrap your mind around and I will be as helpful and prompt as possible. Hope to see you in Groningen next year! Email: jordan.popovic.lt@gmail.com

Slovakia

Hi all the lucky people that got tha chance to participate at the ISCOMS 2020! My name is Nad’a Majerníková, I am 22 and finishing my master’s in Clinical and Molecular Neuroscience at the university of Groningen. I am originally from Slovakia but when I was 17 years old I left for my studies to Lille, France. Since then, I traveled a lot for my internships and was lucky enough to taste the way of life and sciences in different places like Middelburg and Groningene- Netherlands, Munich-Germany, Bordeaux and Lille- France and finally the beautiful Melbourne-Australia. My best professional experience by far was participating at ISCOMS 2019 and winning the Breakthrough news talk! Not only I learned a lot fork the (bio)medical field but I made great friends for life and met my future internship supervisor Andrea Maier! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need anything related to your stay but also if you just want to get in touch:)! Cheers

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 2020 as well.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me: virajdesilva.vds@gmail.com

Sudan

Hello I am Ayat Yaseen. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time, we are the one we’ve been waiting for,  we are the change that we seek.

Turkey

Hello everyone! I am Reyhan Aslancan from Istanbul, Turkey. I am sixth year medical student in Bahcesehir University School of Medicine. I am currently doing research in the area of Obstetrics and Gynecology, but I also have some research experience in medicinal chemistry, computational drug design, and psychiatry. Last year, when I was in the fifth grade in medical school, I attended ISCOMS 2019 as a presenting participant and I also attended ISCOMS Research Fellowship (IRF). Living in the UMCG research environment, having new friends from all over the world, getting familiar with variety of cultures and discovering lovely Groningen were amazing! In order to experience an unforgettable scientific and social environment, I strongly suggest you to attend ISCOMS! For further questions and my personal experience, do not hesitate to contact me! My email address: reyhanaslancan@gmail.com

Hi! I’m Birce Ataş, a third-year medical student at Izmir University of Economics. I had the opportunity to attend 26​thISCOMS 2019 as a poster presenter. It is a great experience, if you are looking for to increase your knowledge on medicine and to meet people who share as much as enthusiasm as you do on research and medicine, around the globe. ISCOMS has a unique program with the patient lectures, workshops, keynote lectures and more. It is very well-organized by the organizing committee whom you can reach out for help anytime. If you have any questions on anything, don’t hesitate to contact me! Email: birceatas10@gmail.com​ or​ birce.atas@std.ieu.edu.tr

Uganda

I am Oguttu Benson, a forth year medical student at Kampala International University western campus. I attended my first Iscoms this year and I must admit it was the best experience in my life.  I loved the unity and smartness of the committee and they were so organized. Everything was in proper context and it was wow!! I got inspired to become an ambassador of Iscoms at my own university following inspirations from part of your committee. Great sound speaking and focused leadership such as Barber Dantume. I truly got inspired and am more than happy to be part of Iscoms ambassador for the next edition.

Ukraine

Hi Everyone! I’m Mashkur Isa, currently undergoing training in surgery at the Bukovinian State Medical University. I had heard a lot about ISCOMS but was unable to participate primarily because of my schedule. However, I was as an Active participant in 2017 and the experience was totally incredible, inspiring and memorable. Having served as an ambassador for over 30 international medical conferences, I can say with confidence that ISCOMS is a top-ranking student (bio)medical congress; one of the best worldwide! In this light, I invite you to register and experience first-hand how life-changing ISCOMS can be.

Feel free to contact me at; mashforreal@yahoo.com

My name is Owolabi Omotayo Victoria, I am a Nigerian by birth and a final year medical student of Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University, Ukraine. I am ISCOMS 2020 ambassador representative for Ukraine. I was opportuned to be in the ISCOMS 2019 conference,  after so much procrastination and lack of time. I learnt so much from the keynotes, the abstracts, the oral sessions, Famlab, social activities, the pre-course, the beautiful scenery and I met alot of amazing people. It was a fun and fruitful experience for me and I feel like alot of people in the medical field and school will learn a whole lot from just attending this conference.

Hello I am Liza Korniiko. I participated in ISCOMS twice: in 2017, while was studying on my 5th year in Bogomolets medical university, and in 2019, as a graduate master. Being there each time brought me something new and always something, breaking my own borders. I visited and still do many scientific events, but untill now sure that ISCOMS is one of the best I’ve ever participated students’ congress. It is extremely well-organized, thanks to organising committee (motivated students!), and the main thing – fulfilled of diverse numerous amount of the latest and the most interesting information from bio-medical world. And of course ability to meet new people from all over the globe. Btw, do not afraid to apply on IRF, as I did it first time! This is amazing opportunity to make your small project, be involved in a real scientific world and, at the same time, have an adorable social program. On IRF I met many awewsome people with the same interests, and even made a strong, county-boards breaking friendship with some of them. Because the main lesson I got from visiting Groningen: it doesn’t matter where are you from – the main thing is  w h o  you are. Warmest hugs, good luck  and only best wishes for everyone, who ended reading this text till the end:)

United Kingdom

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