EHA, in partnership with ISTH, award two fellows to support global educational opportunities

EHA and the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) jointly awarded two joint ISTH-EHA Training Fellowships to Araci Rondon (The Netherlands) and Dianne van der Wal (Australia).

The fellowships provide financial support for travel, accommodation and living expenses to train internationally for a period of up to two months.


Araci Rondon, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands.

With the support of the ISTH-EHA Fellowship, she will train at the University of Hull in England, U.K. She will be under the supervision of ISTH Member Camille Ettelaie, Ph.D., focusing her research on cellular biology and extracellular vesicles.

“I am most enthusiastic about gaining new insights in the field of tissue factor and extracellular vesicles, working in collaboration with a renowned group and sharing experiences,” Rondon said. “We will work together on the first steps of a project to establish a more representative model to study cancer-associated thrombosis in vitro. More specifically, we are going to evaluate the release and activity of tissue factor on extracellular vesicles derived from three-dimensional tumor cell cultures.”


Van der Wal

Dianne van der Wal, Ph.D., is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service in Alexandria, Australia.

The ISTH-EHA Training Fellowship will support van der Wal as she trains at the University College Dublin Conway Institute in Dublin, Ireland.  ISTH member Patricia Maguire, Ph.D., will supervise van der Wal as she expands her research into extracellular vesicles.

“I am most excited about joining forces and coming up with new ‘out-of-the-box’ research ideas and potentially foster and rekindle other European collaborations with scientists in the field,” van der Wal said. “Moreover, this fellowship will expand my research at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, as well as helping me to grow further as a senior scientist.”


To learn more about the ISTH-EHA Training Fellowships, click here. The next application period opens May 1 with a deadline of September 15.



Last Updated on Thursday 11 February 2021.