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Cardiff University student is a bright spark in immunology

Infection and Immunity student Martin Davey wins the top prize for the best oral presentation in the prestigious 'Bright Sparks in Immunology' session at the BSI Congress in Liverpool.

Martin Davey is a 3rd year PhD student at the Institute of Infection and Immunity at the School of Medicine and is supervised by Dr Matthias Eberl and Prof Bernhard Moser.

The 'Bright Sparks in Immunology' session at the annual congress of the British Society for Immunology is organised under the motto ‘by PhDs for PhDs’. 

This year, eight candidates were shortlisted to present their current research and competed for prizes of £500, £350 and £150 for the top three presentations, as judged by a panel of professional immunologists.

The title of Martin's award winning presentation was "Co-ordinated crosstalk of human gamma/delta T cells, neutrophils and monocytes in response to bacterial infections".

The BSI Congress was held at the Arena and Convention Centre in Liverpool from 5-8 December 2011.