In February 2020 Kate Watkins
was awarded best poster prize at the UK Cellular Microbiology 2020 Conference in Sheffield. Kate's PhD research is focused on The role of the Staphyloccocal Ess in the modulation of host responses.
Karen Dhillon, final year MRC DTP student, has secured a Royal Society internship from September 2020. Karen will be joining the Society's wellbeing team, focusing on the wellbeing of people, plants, animals and the planet. Among other activities, she will be responsible for producing briefing papers and participating and organising policy events.
was awarded second place in the Live Elevator Speech Contest (three minute lay audience speech) at the December 2019 American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) meeting in Washington. Lina is a final year student researching mechanical load-bearing mechanisms in the human kinetochore.
In March 2019 Tom Rawlings
received the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) President's Presenter Prize at the 66th annual meeting. Tom is working on novel models for embryo implantation utilising patient-derived endometrial stem cells. He was also a double award winner at the 2019 Warwick Medical School PGR Symposium for best oral presentation and the blue sky award for ground-breaking research! Tom is currently completing a DTP Transition Support Fellowship (Academia) at Warwick
successfully bid for a Medical Research Council (MRC) Festival Open Award grant in January 2019. Katie's award allowed her, alongside her lab colleagues, to upgrade the group's virtual reality protein viewer tool into an educational tool to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance. The group used the tool at outreach events during the MRC Festival Week in June 2019. Katie is now undertaking a DTP Transition Support Fellowship (Industry) with Bicycle Therapeutics.
In April 2018 Jonathan Fenn
was awarded a poster prize at the Astbury Conversation Conference in Leeds. Jonathan's poster looked at the structure and function of an essential sugar transporter from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Jonathan is now currently undertaking a DTP Transition Support Fellowship (Industry) in an NHS clinical chemistry lab.
received support from the British Neuroendocrinology Society for a project on rhythms in tanycytes in the summer of 2018. The results were presented as a poster at the International Congress of Neuroendocrinology in Toronto in July 2018, where Lauren also chaired a session on Metabolic Clocks. At the UK Clock Club in Cambridge (2019) Lauren's abstract was selected for an oral presentation and received the "Most novel poster" prize.