Post graduate student Jane Fojas has been awarded a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future fellowship for the academic year 2016-2017.
The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program supports women from developing countries in their pursuit of advanced graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at leading universities worldwide.
The program also has an extended mission to encourage community building through in-person forums, with the objective to create an international community of women leaders who will support scientific development and act as change agents in their home countries.
Fellowships are awarded based on applicant’s leadership qualities, academic ability, and engagement towards science and education as a development tool in their home countries.
Jane is a member of the Molecular Neuroscience Group, supervised by Dr Gabi Kaminski. She is working on developing an integrated microfluidic-nanosensor system for neuro-functional imaging and neurotransmission detection. This novel platform will be used to understand the pathological mechanism of common neurological diseases through protein misfolding and molecular transport studies. She is from the Philippines.
The Schlumberger Foundation is an independent nonprofit entity that supports STEM education.