First five delegates of ESOF2016

First five delegates of ESOF2016

It’s official – the (scientifically verified) mood of ESOF 2014 in Copenhagen was happy.

Experts from Manchester conducted a mass experiment during last year’s conference to draw the happy conclusion. The experiment was based on a colour wheel originally developed by scientists from Manchester’s Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) for a project in 2011 - the Greater Manchester Health Experiment.

As a small thank you to all those who took part in the experiment last summer, five lucky participants from across Europe have won delegate passes to ESOF 2016.

The five winners are the first official delegates for ESOF 2016 which will take place in Manchester, 22-27 July 2016.

The winners are; Andrei Andryieuski, postdoctoral researcher at DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark; Anna Barton, project specialist, Department of Projects and Grants (Division of External Relations), Centre of Administration and Operations of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; Dr. Barys Paulau, international project coordinator and researcher at Gomel State Medical Universit; Dr. Michalis Tzatzanis, national contact point for Horizon 2020, FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency, and Celine Byrne.

On being awarded the delegate pass, Dr. Paulau, said:

"I will be very glad to participate in the ESOF Manchester 2016 event. The forum is a great opportunity to highlight the scientific excellence going on around us, connect with each other and learn more about the important contributions that we are making to achieve our scientific goals."

Dr. Tzatzanis, added:

"ESOF is the place to be for anyone involved in the science behind the EU Horizon 2020 programme. As a national contact point for FP7 and Horizon 2020, I’ve had the privilege to attend three of the past ESOF events in Barcelona, Dublin and Copenhagen. The insights and the people I’ve met have been a real benefit for my everyday work. Furthermore, since Dublin in 2012 the ESOF events have been accompanied by a lively science festival that makes it real fun. I am looking forward to ESOF 2016 in Manchester, with its great tradition in science and industry as well as its vibrant city life.”

Dr. Michalis Tzatzanis, Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Dr. Michalis Tzatzanis, Austrian Research Promotion Agency

Congratulations to the five winners and thank you to all who took part in last year’s mass experiment. We hope to see you in Manchester for another happy conference in 2016! If you would like to attend ESOF 2016 pre-registration is now open: http://esof.eu/register

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