Crossley Lab Awards 2009
6 August 2009
1st June 2009
Alister Funnell and Briony Jack presented their research at the NSW State Scientific Meeting, as part of the ASMR Medical Research Week. Alister was awarded the Society's prize for the best Post Doctoral talk and Briony awarded the prize for the best Graduate Student talk.
Alister's work examines the role of Krüppel-like transcription factors in red blood cell development. By understanding these genes, it is hoped that they could potentially be switched on or off by targeted drugs to treat some of the most common genetic disorders worldwide such as sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemias.
Briony's work investigates the role of Gata transcription factors in fat cell development. She has discovered a group of genes that work together to block fat cell development. These genes are able to respond to changes in nutrition to control the formation of fat cells and may be useful targets in the development of anti-obesity treatments.
18th February 2009
Duygu Yucel receives Poster Prize
Duygu Yucel was awarded a Poster Prize at the 30th Lorne Genome Conference for her novel work on C.elegans genetics.
30th January 2009
Stella Lee awarded presitigious ASBMB Fellowship
Stella Lee has been awarded the prestigious ASBMB Fellowship to attend the 2009 EMBO meeting in Amsterdam. This is the second year in a row that the Crossley Lab has been awarded this fellowship. Well done Stella!
More... (ASBMB website)
5th January 2009
Briony Jack awarded the prestigious Promega Student Prize
Briony Jack has been awarded the prestigious Promega Student Prize for her novel research into the roles of Klfs in adipogenesis. Briony presented a paper on the work that led to this award at the 30th annual Lorne Genome conference. Congratulations Briony!
More... (Lorne Genome website)