Research excellence celebrated at RDM Symposium

Tiong Kit Tan Poster Prize
Tiong Kit Tan receiving his award

As always, the RDM Symposium Poster Session was full of fascinating science, new techniques interesting discussion. Congratulations to the following researchers who won our Poster Prizes:

Student Prize

First Place – Tiong Kit Tan (Gill group, NDCLS) for his work on the ‘Development of recombinant adeno-associated viral vector for passive immunisation against Ebola’.

Joint Second– Alex Hamilton (Rorsman group, OCDEM) for their poster on ‘Acetylcholine stimulates alpha cells via both muscarinic and nicotinic pathways’

Joint Second – Julia Truch (Gibbons group, WIMM-NDCLS) for their work on the ‘Characterisation of genes affected by ATRX mutations’

Non-student Prize

First Place – Dr Kate Lines (Thakker group, OCDEM), for her poster entitled ‘microRNA miR-3156-5p is downregulated in serum of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 patients, and regulates expression of mortality factor4-like protein 2’

Kate Lines Poster Prize
Kate Lines receiving her award

2nd place – Claudia Guida (Ramracheya group, OCDEM), for her poster entitled ‘PYY modulates pancreatic islet secretory function and acts as a DPP-IV substrate to regulate insulin secretion’

3rd place – Yvonne Couch (Buchan group, IMD), for her poster entitled ‘Inflammatory stroke extracellular vesicles induce macrophage activation’

We also heard from our two Graduate Studies Prize Winners, Marios Margaritis and Rohan Wijesurendra, who shared with us their research stories. You can read more about their work here.