International recognition for ICGEB researchers

If it is true that participation in international meetings boosts students’ motivation and is an asset for the PhD Programme, then how much more so when their work receives a prize?

At the World Allergy Congress held in Cancun Mexico, 4-8 December 2011, Jaisubash Jayakumar, PhD student at ICGEB Cape Town, received an award for the best Junior poster abstract in basic research.

Francisco Careta, Molecular Hematology Lab, received the best abstract award at the Annual Congress of the Brazilian Society of Hematology and Hemotherapy, held between 10-13 November 2011 in San Paolo, for his study "The Aurora A and B kinases are upregulated in bone marrow-derived chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells and represent potential therapeutic targets".

Alessandro Carrer, from the Molecular Medicine lab in Trieste, has received the Scholar-In-Training Award  at the AACR Meeting in Tumor Microenvironment Complexity held in Orlando, Florida from 3-6 November 2011.

At the Frontiers of Retrovirology Meeting in Amsterdam, 3-5 October 2011, Anna Kula from the Molecular Virology laboratory received a prize for the best presentation with her work on “Characterization of HIV-1 RNA-associated proteome identifies Matrin 3 and PSF as nuclear co-factors of Rev”.

This achievement followed that of Lisa Miorin, from the same laboratory, who received the best presentation award at the Gordon Research Conference on Virus & Cells in Lucca, earlier this year, with her work on “Dynamic trafficking of proteins and flavivirus RNA between replication compartments and the cytosol”.

From the Molecular Medicine laboratory, Annalisa Zecchin was recipient of the best poster award at the Angiogenesis Gordon Research Conference held in Newport, RI, 21-26 August 2011, for her work entitled "Post translational modification by acetylation regulates VEGFR2 activity", while Miguel Mano, Research Scientist, won the Excellence in Research Award at the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) in Seattle, WA, in May, for his abstract on “High-Throughput Genome-Wide siRNA Screening Unravels Cellular Factors Critical for AAV Transduction”.

Congratulations on their achievements!

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