Mightex Trainee Awards

Mightex developed Trainee Awards to contribute to the scientific community by supporting and acknowledging the work of students performing research that is advancing the fields of neuroscience, cell biology, and many more. Mightex Trainee Awards, such as travel grants, student research awards, and others, are in place to support the development and advancement of cutting-edge scientific research.

Video/Photo Award

Mightex Video/Photo Awards

Instructions and Application Information

Mightex’s Video/Photo Award is awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral researcher, who are currently studying in educational institutions around the world. The winner must be engaged in scientific research and/or engineering development projects using product/equipment supplied by Mightex, and he/she must submit a novel video/photo displaying the unique capabilities of Mightex’s products in their research.

About the Mightex Video/Photo Award

The Mightex Travel Grant winners will be awarded:

  • A one-time cash award of USD$500;
  • With his/her video published on Mightex’s website.
Eligibility

The applicant must be:

  • A full-time undergraduate or graduate student or post doctoral researcher;
  • Studying in an educational institution anywhere in the world;

The video/photo must demonstrate the unique capabilities of Mightex’s products and will be judged by Mightex to whether the award will be awarded.

How to Apply?
  1. All applicants must complete this application form. The form must be signed by the applicant (i.e. the student), and co-signed by the student’s advisor or an authorized official of the educational organization;
  2. The following items must be submitted along with the application form:
  • The video/photo demonstrating the unique capabilities of Mightex’s product in your research.
  • A description of how Mightex’s products are being used in your research and what is occurring in the video.
Questions and Submission

Applicants are encouraged to contact Mightex if they have any questions. To submit your application, please go to the submission tab.

Travel Grant

Mightex Travel Grants

Accepting Applications for the Following Conferences

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SFN 2018

Submission Deadline: September 28th 2018

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ASCB/EMBO 2018

Submission Deadline: October 26th 2018

Instructions and Application Information

Mightex Travel Grants are awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral researcher, who are currently studying in educational institutions around the world. The purpose of the Grant is to sponsor the candidates to present oral or poster papers at select academic conferences. The winner must be engaged in scientific research and/or engineering development projects using products/equipment supplied by Mightex, and he/she must submit a 1-2 page report, along with a copy of his/her conference presentation manuscript, to Mightex for assessment.

About the Mightex Travel Grant

The Mightex Travel Grant winners will be awarded:

  • A one-time cash award of $500 USD, presented at the meeting;
  • With his/her name and research report published on Mightex’s website.
Eligibility

The applicant must be:

  • A full-time undergraduate or graduate student or post doctoral researcher;
  • Studying in an educational institution anywhere in the world;
  • Presenting an oral presentation or poster at a select academic conference.
How to Apply?
  1. All applicants must complete the application form. The form must be signed by the applicant (i.e. the student), and co-signed by the student’s advisor or an authorized official of the educational organization;
  2. The following items must be submitted along with the application form:
  • The applicant’s resume, including contact details such as mailing address, email address and telephone number(s).
  • A copy of an oral or a poster presentation, to be presented at select international conferences. The paper must be based on research result(s) using Mightex’s products, with Mightex’s company name and product name clearly spelled out and acknowledged.
  •  A 1-2-page report describing his/her research project conducted using products/equipment supplied by Mightex. In the report, details of Mightex’s products (including Mightex’s company name, product names and model #s) must be clearly stated, and the report must clearly describe how the products are used in the research project. Included in the report should be at least one (1) high quality photo that illustrates their research project or helps explains results obtained from their research project.
Questions and Submission

Applicants are encouraged to contact Mightex if they have any questions. To submit your application, please go to the submission tab.

Student Research Award

Mightex Student Research Awards

Instructions and Application Information

Mightex’s Student Research Award (SRA) is awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students, who are currently studying in educational institutions around the world. The winner must be engaged in scientific research and/or engineering development projects using products/equipment supplied by Mightex, and he/she must submit a 1-2 page report based on his/her research to Mightex for assessment.

About the Mightex Student Research Award

The Mightex Student Research Award winners will be awarded:

  • A one-time cash award of USD$500;
  • An SRA plaque showing his/her name and research project;
  • His/her research report published on Mightex’s website.
Eligibility

The applicant must be:

  • A full-time undergraduate or graduate student or post doctoral researcher;
  • Studying in an educational institution anywhere in the world;
  • Self-nominated or nominated by an authorized official of the educational institution.
How to Apply?
  1. All SRA applicants must complete the nomination the application form. The form must be signed by the applicant (i.e. the student), and co-signed by the student’s advisor or an authorized official of the educational organization;
  2. The following items must be submitted along with the application form:
  • The applicant’s resume, including contact details such as mailing address, email address and telephone number(s).
  • A 1-2 page report describing his/her research project conducted using products/equipment supplied by Mightex. In the report, details of Mightex’s products (including Mightex’s company name, product names and model #s) must be clearly stated, and the report must clearly describe how the products are used in the research project. Included in the report should be at least one (1) high quality photo that illustrates their research project or helps explains results obtained from their research project. Please see “Research Report Guidelines” document for more information.
Questions and Submission

Applicants are encouraged to contact Mightex if they have any questions. To submit your application, please go to the submission tab.

Winners

Mightex Video/Photo Award Winners

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Elliot Dine, Princeton University (August 2018)

Elliot was awarded the Mightex Video/Photo award for his fascinating research video showing the novel optogenetic system developed called PixELLS. His research was also recently published in the Cell Systems.

Elliot’s research utilizes the Polygon400 integrated on microscope to deliver defined spatial illumination patterns with gradients to optogenetically excite this novel optogenetic system.

Click here to see his video!

Mightex Travel Grant Winners

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Matthew Tran, University of Toronto (July 2018)

Matthew was awarded a Mightex Travel for the great research poster he presented at FENS 2018 in Berlin Germany using the Polygon400.

Matthew’s research utilizes the Polygon400 integrated on microscope to deliver patterns to specific neurons in slice that are defined by temporal or spatial code to understand the how these neurons communicate.

Click here to read more about his research!

Mightex Student Research Award (SRA) Winners

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James Butler, University of Cambridge (September 2016)

James was awarded the Mightex Student Research (SRA) for his fascinating research report titled “Induction of in vitro CA1 theta-nested gamma oscillations using layer-specific optogenetic stimulation.” His research was also recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

James’s research utilizes the Polygon400 integrated on microscope to deliver defined spatial illumination patterns to optogenetically excite different layers of the CA1 of the Hippocampus in brain slices to understand the origin of gamma oscillations.

Click here to read the research report and learn more!

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Edmund Chong, New York University (December 2015)

Edmund was awarded the Mightex Student Research (SRA) for his fascinating research report titled “Perceptual Invariance to the Olfactory Spatio-temporal Code.”

Edmund’s research utilizes the Polygon400 integrated into our OASIS modular microscope platform to deliver coded spatial and temporal illumination patterns to the olfactory bulb of a live and awake mouse to uncover new information and priciples governing the spatio-temporal code

Click here to read the research report and learn more!

Submission

Mightex Student Award Submission Form

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