ATA Scientific Travel Award Winners – Nov 2011

ATA Scientific would like to thank all those that participated in our recent Travel Award promotion held in October this year. Congratulations to our first prize winner Ms Amelia Edington, a PhD Pharmacology student earning her degree at the University of Sydney, under her supervisors A/Prof Renae Ryan and Prof Robert Vanderberg. Research in the Transporter Biology Group that Amelia is a member of, is focused on understanding the molecular basis for neurotransmitter transporter functions in the central nervous system and how this can be manipulated by endogenous regulators and pharmacological agents.

Excited to be awarded the prize, Amelia told ATA Scientific “It is fantastic to now have the opportunity to be able to attend a scientific meeting where I can present my research and meet other researchers in my field… Thank you so much”

The winning article submitted by Amelia was in response to our question “What I consider the most interesting or significant discovery/development during the 12 months in the field of science that I work”and is attached here.

In addition to our first prize winner, two runner up prizes were awarded. Congratulations to:

Jing Zhong LUK (PhD student, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland)Read article

Emma Rath (PhD Student, ANSTO National Deuteration Facility and University of Sydney, Faculty of Pharmacy) Read article

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