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Tom Bergan

This ISC grant has been established in memory of Tom Bergan (President 1997-2001; Secretary-General 1989-1997; Executive Member 1985-1989), who passed away in 2001. Tom Bergan contributed greatly to the ISC, especially in spearheading the establishment of the official ISC journal and the ISC Secretariat.



The grant will cover the cheapest airfare to Taiwan and accommodation at a reasonable hotel as well as free registration. Priority will be given to applicants from low resource countries.

Nomination Procedure

Applications are invited from members of ISC Member Societies who are under the age of 35 at the time of the Congress. Applicant must be the presenting author.  Once you have submitted your abstract for the 30th ICC, please provide the following:

• A letter of application
• A copy of your abstract(s) and abstract number(s)
• Proof of membership status; letter or email from Member Society President/Secretariat
• A short CV
• A copy of your passport

The above should be sent electronically to the ISC Secretariat (  The application deadline is 31st May 2017. Successful applicants will be notified as soon after the deadline as possible.

2015 Grantee 

Ivana Jamborova

Ivana was born in 1986 and if from the Czech Republic. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno (UVPS), Czech Republic.  Ivana won this award for her abstracts ‘Comparative Analysis of Escherichia coli Sequence Type 131 Isolates from Humans, Wastewater, and Wildlife’, ‘Cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolates from Wild Birds in Canada’ and ‘Escherichia coli with Plasmid-Mediated Resistance to Cephalosporins and Quinolones in American Crows’.