16 August 2016
Two Early Career Researchers from the Biomedicine Discovery Institute have been honoured with publications prizes by the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in a cermony held last night. Dr Sarah Atkinson was awarded the Early Career Researcher Fellows Publication Prize for Laboratory Based Research, and Dr Garron Dodd was awarded the Robert Porter Early Career Researcher Publication Prize for Laboratory Based Sciences.
Each year, the Faculty awards prizes in each of its disciplines to six Early Career Researchers (ECR) and six ECR Fellows who have published an outstanding piece of research.
Dr Atkinson received the publication's prize for her role in research published earlier this year in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. The research involved bringing a promising type of vaccine designed to eradicate malaria by blocking parasite transmission a step closer, as a result of uncovering new information about a targeted protein.
Dr Dodd received the publication's prize for his role in research published earlier this year in the journal Cell. The research involved uncovering the action of two naturally occurring hormones, which may assist in the shedding of excess fat.
Both Dr Atkinson and Dr Dodd will present on their research at an ECR showcase later this week. Register here to attend their presentations.