Friendzymes, an international team made up of students from different countries, won gold in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) synthetic biology competition 2021. This article shares their winding journey to democratise enzyme production through frugal means.
The eLife Community Ambassadors Program aims to empower a global community of early career researchers to network and take action to create a culture that benefits both science and scientists. In this article, Aalok Varma, an Ambassador in the 2019-2020 cohort, shares his experiences and learnings while working on various initiatives of eLife.
In the ninth article as part of community voices for international grants and fellowships, Prachi shares her journey to networking and building collaborations with the help of Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Trainee Professional Development Award (TPDA).
In the eighth article as part of community voices for international grants and fellowships, Shvaita shares her process of acquiring a fully funded Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) research grant and lessons learnt during the journey.
Tamal Das is the Head of the Collective Cellular Dynamics (CCD) Lab at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Hyderabad. He has been awarded the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) grant for the year 2022. In this interview, Tamal discusses his work and how his team won the HFSP funding.
In the seventh article as part of community voices for international grants and fellowships, Geetanjali shares her journey towards and experiences with eLife's Ben Barres Spotlight Award.
In the sixth article as part of community voices for international grants and fellowships, Ritika shares her experiences of international collaborations and path to winning a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford.