Fourteen early- to mid-career researchers (EMCRs) from across the Centre presented 10 mins talks on their projects to delegates at the Centre’s annual conference held at Kingscliff, NSW, from Nov 30-Dec 2. Forty posters were also presented and judged by a specialist panel.
Congratulations go to these winners of the Shimadzu Best EMCR Talk Awards and the Best Poster Presentation Award.
The Shimadzu Best EMCR Short Talk Award Winners
1st – Carly Carter, Macquarie University
Phun with phytases: Heterologous expression of phytases in an insect host
2nd – Alexandra Williams, Australian National University
A GPCR-based biosensor for optimising protein secretion in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Equal 3rd – Fergus Harrison, Macquarie University
Making it RAIN: A novel approach to the issue of slow and expensive metabolic pathways engineering
Matt Mortimer, Australian National University
Growing plants on Mars by engineering a synthetic perchlorate reductase
Best Poster Presentation Award
1st – Maria Micaela Fiorito, Queensland University of Technology
A platform for engineering chemically induced dimerization systems and their use in protein biosensors
2nd – Brian Ee, University of New South Wales
Single-component protein biosensors assembled on DNA scaffolds
Equal 3rd place – Min Huang, University of New South Wales
Self-assembly of a bio-driven single-molecule real-time DNA sequencer
Francisco Peralta, Queensland University of Technology
Yarrowia lipolytica: Engineering an industrial aimed yeast-based platform for lipid production
The Centre extends sincere thanks to Shimadzu for sponsoring the EMCR Short Talk Awards.