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Congratulations to Dr Martijn van de Bunt who is one of this year’s winners of the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research.

Genetic cause of insulin sensitivity offers diabetes clues

Martijn presented his current work on “Integrated analysis of pancreatic islet eQTLs and regulatory state maps identifies putative causal mechanisms at T2D associated loci”.  The ASHG honors excellence in research conducted by predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees through merit-based awards that recognize highly competitive abstracts submitted and presented at the ASHG Annual Meeting. Receipt of one of the awards is a huge achievement.

Martin is currently a Novo-Nordisk Post-doctoral fellow working with Mark McCarthy and Anna Gloyn and is based jointly in OCDEM and the WTCHG. Prior to this he was awarded an NDM Prize Studentship to undertake his DPhil with Mark and Anna.

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