The scientific day of the 49th Institut Pasteur International Network Directors’ council closed with the presentation of the "Pasteur International Talent" awards by Prof. Christian Bréchot to Drs Anubis Vega Rua and Felipe Trajtenberg. The "Pasteur International Talent" awards, worth € 10,000 each, aims to recognize and support the career development of researchers with high potential within the lnternational Network.
Dr Anubis Vega Rua has been leading since 2015 the Medical Entomology Laboratory at the Institut Pasteur in Guadeloupe. She develops several research projects on Aedes aegypti and resistance to insecticides, microbiome-vector competence interactions and the development of alternative vector control strategies. She is also working to strengthen collaborations in the Caribbean-Americas region on vector-borne diseases.
Dr. Felipe Trajtenberg joined the Institut Pasteur in Montevideo in 2006, the year it was created. In 2011, he was the first student to obtain his PhD at the Institut Pasteur Montevideo in the field of structural biology. He is now a tenured assistant professor and continues to work to decipher how proteins transfer information through conformational rearrangements.