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Winners of the NCBES Research Award In Life Sciences And Bioengineering 2011 are announced

March 29th 2011

The winners of the 2011 NCBES Research Award in Life Sciences and Bioengineering were announced at a special ceremony on 28th March. The purpose of the award, which is sponsored by Roche, is to recognise outstanding achievement in research in life sciences and bioengineering at NUI Galway.

  • The photos, clockwise, left to right, show Aisling Frizzell (top),  Dr. Cindy Coleman and Dr. Mikhail Nosov accepting their prizes from the President of NUI Galway, Prof. Jim Browne.

The purpose of the Roche-sponsored award is to recognise outstanding achievement in research in life sciences and bioengineering at NUI Galway. The awards were decided following adjudication by a special committee following a meeting that took place on Monday March 28th.  There were both poster and podium presentations given by the all of the participants.  The winner will represent NUI Galway at the National Roche Research Awards in Dublin later in the year.

The competition is not confined to NCBES members or affiliates.  It is open to all researchers in life sciences and bioengineering.  The intention is to recognize the quality and originality of NUI Galway research and to identify an outstanding individual who will represent the University at the National awards.

1st Place - Aisling Frizzell, Ph.D Student, School of Biochemistry
- Abstract: Histone deacetylase complexes promote trinucleotide expansions.

2nd Place - Cindy Coleman, Postdoctoral Researcher, REMEDI
- Abstract:Growth/Differentiation Factor-5 Supports the Endochondral Ossification of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells.

3rd Place - Mikhail Nosov, Postdoctoral Researcher, REMEDI
- Abstract: Role Of Lentivirus-Mediated Overexpression Of Programmed Death Ligand-1 In Corneal Allograft Survival.