- Created on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 14:15
On 8th Feb 2017, Sheffield hosted the Postgraduate Research Prize symposium for the Oral Microbiology and Immunology Group of the BSODR, organised by Dr Graham Stafford. The meeting was very well attended with over 50 attendees and a range of excellent talks. The standard of science was excellent with talks on a wide range of topics, ranging from periodontal microbiology to cariology of horses!
We had a UK-wide attendance from all-corners of the UK, including the most southern travellers from Plymouth and northern from Glasgow.
Marianne Satur, PhD student (yr 1) under the supervision of Graham Stafford and John Rafferty (MBB) won the prize for best 3-minute talk on her work on Biotechnological exploitation of the oral enzyme repertoire while, Spryidoula Nikoou from Kings College London won the long talk prize on her work on the newly identified toxin Candidalysin under the supervision of Julian Naglik.
We also marked the retirement of Professor Ian Douglas at this occasion with the presentation of a special photographic framing of some of his classic work on Proteus mirabilis at the end of the meeting- no dry eyes in the house (well at least from the organiser). It has been truly a privilege to work with Professor Douglas, who formerly served as a president of OMIG and organised the 2011 BSODR in Sheffield amoung many other notable achievements.