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Zoi Ioannidou WATE PGR Cross Faculty Award

The WATE PGR Cross Faculty Award celebrates the exceptional work of colleagues at a very early stage in their academic career, recognising educators who work across Faculty boundaries supporting university-wide projects or by working in interdisciplinary ways.
 
Commended - Zoi Ioannidou, third year MIBTP PhD student in Life Sciences. Zoi is currently studying on the Academic and Professional Pathway for Postgraduate Researchers who Teach (APP PGR) course.
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Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11:00 | Tags: award

Niamh Harrington WATE PGR SEM Faculty Award

The WATE PGR SEM Faculty Award celebrates the exceptional work of colleagues at a very early stage, who teach and support learning in Science, Engineering and Medicine.

Winner - Niamh Harrington (MIBTP Warwick 2017 student), a microbiologist who has just completed her PhD. Niamh's research is focused on the development of a pig lung model for bacterial infections in Cystic Fibrosis.
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Thu 30 Jun 2022, 10:58 | Tags: award

Emily Hill SEM Faculty Thesis Prize 2022

Warwick MIBTP graduate Dr Emily Hill is the winner of the Science, Engineering and Medicine (SEM) Faculty Thesis Prize for her thesis on 'Modulation of neuronal function by tau, alpha synuclein or carbon dioxide'. Her supervisor is Dr Mark Wall. View the thesisLink opens in a new window.

Dr Hill is now a Race Against Dementia ARUK (Alzheimer's Research UK) Research Fellow in SLS.

Sun 19 Jun 2022, 18:53 | Tags: award

Kish Adoni best talk award

Final year Birmingham student Kish Adoni won 1st Prize at the UoB Biosciences Graduate Research Symposium 2022. Congratulations Kish.

Sun 19 Jun 2022, 18:39 | Tags: award

Warwick SLS Student Symposium winners

MIBTP won big at the School of Life Sciences student symposium this year:

Xue Jiang Memorial Prize - Best Seminar Presentation voted by staff – wins £200

  • Beth Richmond

Xue Jiang Memorial Prize - Best Poster voted by staff – wins £125

  • Rhys Evans

Top 5 seminars (in no order) - win £50 each

  • Helen Wilkinson
  • Anjana Radhakrishnan

Top 5 Posters (in no order - win £25 each

  • Rebecca Quinn
  • Tom MacCreath
  • Isabel Aberdeen
  • Rhiannon Lyon

Well done all.

Sun 19 Jun 2022, 18:36 | Tags: award

Thomas MacCreath best poster

Third year Warwick student Thomas MacCreath was awarded Best Poster Presentation Prize from Access Microbiology at the recent Microbiology Society annual conference in Belfast. Congratulations Thomas.

Sun 19 Jun 2022, 18:22 | Tags: award

Charlotte Cooper published paper

Recent MIBTP graduate Charlotte Cooper published a paper on her PhD research; MadR mediates acyl CoA-dependent regulation of mycolic acid desaturation in mycobacteria’ in PNAS (https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2111059119). The work has implications for understanding the strategies of cell wall remodelling for pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and response to stress in mycobacteria across various environments ranging from soil to an intracellular niche in infected macrophages.

 

Thu 03 Mar 2022, 10:25 | Tags: publication

Kish Adoni first paper

Birmingham MIBTP student Kish Adoni has published a paper.

We have developed a new proteomics method that enriches for multiple PTM containing peptides by 6-fold using FAIMS ion mobility. Excitingly, ~40% of our multi-PTM identifications have not previously been reported.

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jproteome.1c00721

Thu 03 Mar 2022, 10:19 | Tags: publication

Niamh Harrington and Jenny Littler published paper

Final year student Niamh and third year student Jenny, both MIBTP Warwick students, have published a paper Transcriptome Analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Infection in an Ex Vivo Pig Model of the Cystic Fibrosis Lung, in ASM journalsLink opens in a new window.

Thu 10 Feb 2022, 11:50 | Tags: publication

Jessica Chadwick YES winner

On 21st January 2022, second year Birmingham student Jessica Chadwick (as part of a team made up of students and researchers from the universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Keele), won the Environment YES21 prize.

The YES21 competition is a scheme for early career researchers to increase their awareness of research commercialisation.

The team's business concept, called RoboCrop, is a remote drone sensing operation that would allow early detection of pest and pathogen outbreaks using three different sensors (e-nose, IR and chlorophyll fluorescence). This would reduce pesticide inputs into fields, limiting environmental impacts and reducing costs for farmers. The team won a share of a £15k prize fund.

On their win, the team said:

"We are so proud of winning Environment YES21. Our multi-university team had to work virtually and didn’t know each other beforehand, despite this, we created a successful team. Syngenta’s workshop was uniquely rewarding with fantastic mentorship throughout. We have broadened our skill set in ways we hadn’t even considered before the competition. An amazing opportunity and having finally met in-person after the final, winning was the cherry on top."

Congratulations to Jess and the team.

Tue 25 Jan 2022, 10:59 | Tags: Entrepreneurship, award

Glen Guyver-Fletcher published paper

Final year Warwick student Glen has published a paper in the journal, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. The paper is entitled A model exploration of carrier and movement transmission as potential explanatory causes for the persistence of foot-and-mouth disease in endemic region and can be viewed online now.

Mon 17 Jan 2022, 11:26 | Tags: publication

Jessica Chadwick YES finalist

Second year Birmingham CASE student Jessica Chadwick is part of a team who has made the final of this year's YES competition.

The YES21 competition is a scheme for early career researchers to increase their awareness of research commercialisation. There are different streams of the competition and Jessica's group, consisting of four students/researchers from Universities of Birmingham, Nottingham, and Keele, are participating in the Plant, Microbial and Environment stream which also featured a three-day workshop form Syngenta.
The team's business concept, called RoboCrop, is a remote drone sensing operation that would allow early detection of pest and pathogen outbreaks using three different sensors (e-nose, IR and chlorophyll fluorescence). This would reduce pesticide inputs into fields, limiting environmental impacts and reducing costs for farmers.
The team will present at the final, which will take place on 21st January 2022, with a chance to win a share of the £15k prize fund.
Mon 17 Jan 2022, 11:01 | Tags: Entrepreneurship, award

Alex Baker outreach and public engagement

Final year Warwick iCASE student Alex has been accepted as a participant, with hopes of delivering a presentation, at the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS 2022), which takes place 17-21 January 2022.

He is also an invited speaker for The Training Partnership on their A-level Chemistry on action days in Manchester, Warwick and London to ~1500 A-level students.

Mon 13 Dec 2021, 11:33 | Tags: Outreach, Teaching

Alex Baker published papers

Final year Warwick Chemistry student Alex Baker has recently published 3 papers, as follows:

COVID 19 detection device https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssensors.1c01470

All glycan lateral flow device https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adhm.202101784

Protein-free lateral flow device https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00032

Mon 13 Dec 2021, 11:28 | Tags: publication

Emily Skates published paper

Warwick final year student, Emily Skates, has published a paper, entitled Thioflavin T indicates membrane potential in mammalian cells and can affect it in a blue light dependent manner.

Mon 13 Dec 2021, 11:26 | Tags: publication

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