Every year the Dean of Research at the College of Life Sciences recognises the achievement of scientists in research, public engagement and impact through a number of awards. This year’s awards are as follows:
The Howard Elder Prize
Dr Kumara Dissanayake (MacKintosh Lab)for his discovery ‘Erk/p90RSK/14-3-3 signalling impacts on expression of PEA3 Ets transcription factors via capicúa’
This paper is currently 4th on the most read list of the Biochemical Journal papers for 2011.
Many thanks to our judges: Steve Keyes, John Hayes and Paul Clarke
The Brian Cox Award for Public Engagement
Senior Investigator Award
Dr. Carol MacKintosh
For an exhaustive range of public engagement activities including Open Doors Days, Dundee Science Festival and RSE Masterclasses.
Early Career Researcher(s) Award
Helen Woodroof, Anne Seifert and Amy Gerc
Co–chairs of the Organising Committee
Open Doors Day 2011
This year the University also presented a new annual award: The Stephen Fry Award for Public Engagement, which went to the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification.
The Tim Hunt Prize for Cell Biology was presented in the summer of 2011 to Dr Shuai Chen (MacKintosh Lab) for his work on complementary roles of AS160 and TBC1D1 in regulating glucose uptake into muscle in response to insulin and energy stress, by Professor Tim Hunt himself.
The winner of the Innovator of the Year Award for 2012 will be presented at this year’s College Symposium at Crieff.