IZFS Announces 2023 Christine Beattie Award Winners: Komali Valishetti and Konstantinos Kalyviotis, PhD

IZFS is excited to announce the 2023 Christine Beattie Award winners, Komali Valishetti and Konstantinos Kalyviotis, PhD! The award recognizes junior investigators who demonstrate excellence in the field of zebrafish research and exhibit promise as future leaders in the zebrafish field.

Komali Valishetti Konstantinos Kalyviotis, PhD
Komali Valishetti was awarded for her EZM presentation "Chemical and light-inducible sparse transgene expression in zebrafish using self-excisable DNA elements".

Komali is a passionate and inquisitive Ph.D. student at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany. Her research revolves around sparse transgene expression in zebrafish, where she is dedicated to exploring novel molecular tools and expanding the frontiers of knowledge in this arena. With an unyielding commitment to academic excellence, she is poised to make significant contributions to create a positive impact on the advancement of zebrafish research and shape a brighter future.

Konstantinos Kalyviotis, PhD, was awarded based on his EZM presentation "Highly specific and non-invasive imaging of Piezo1-dependent activity across scales using GenEPi”
Konstantinos studied Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece and obtained a Master's degree in Translational Research in Biomedicine. Before starting his PhD studies, Konstantinos was a Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Nano Bio Imaging at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE)/ETH Zurich in Basel. During his PhD at Dr. Periklis (Laki) Pantazis Lab at the Department of Bioengineering/Imperial College London, Konstantinos worked on developing versatile imaging tools for both mechanical and chemical interrogation of biological systems, including new photoconvertible fluorescent proteins for high-fidelity lineage tracing, fluorescent reporters for mechanical stimuli, and biodegradable Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) nanoprobes for cancer precision imaging.

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