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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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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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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.
Kish Adoni best talk award
Final year Birmingham student Kish Adoni won 1st Prize at the UoB Biosciences Graduate Research Symposium 2022. Congratulations Kish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jessica Chadwick YES finalist
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.
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
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.