MITReG Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Day 2012
Successful annual Postgraduate Research Day hosted by the Microbiology and Infection Translational Research Group
The MITReG postgraduate day was organised to promote translational research on the broad theme of infection and students from all disciplines were invited to submit oral and poster presentations for review.
Twelve students were chosen to deliver oral presentations on a broad range of topics and another fourteen were selected for poster presentations.
This high quality programme concluded with a fascinating presentation by Professor Anthony Clarke from Bristol University on, ‘ Prion Diseases: The world's oddest disease; puzzling and fatal’.
The event took place on 21 September 2012 in the Viriamu Jones Gallery at Cardiff University.
Winners of the oral presentations:
- 1st prize: Matthew Bull, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, ‘Strain-level diversity analysis of Lactobacillus acidophilus reveals evidence of a clonal probiotic species’.
- Joint 2nd prize: Matthew Morgan, Institute of Immunity and Infection, Cardiff University, ‘gamma/delta T-cells in severe bacterial sepsis’.
- Aled Roberts, Cardiff Metropolitan University, ‘Effect of Manuka Honey on Pseudomonas Biofilms’.
Winners of poster presentations:
- 1st prize: Sophie Wehenkel, Institute of Infection and Immunity, Cardiff University, ‘Using zinc finger nucleases to knockout the protein tyrosine phosphatase, SHP-1, in human CD8+ T cells for increased cancer cell killing’.
- Joint 2nd prize: Rebecca Weiser, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, ‘Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa using culture-dependent and culture-independent techniques’.
- Laura Morris, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, ‘Development of a robust plate assay for screening and subsequent characterisation of two metagenome derived metalloproteases isolated from a milk waste treatment plant’.
- 26th September 2012