Dr Elizabeth Murchison, Reader in Comparative Oncology and Genetics at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded a 2014 Cancer Research UK Future Leaders in Cancer Research Prize. This prize recognises individuals who have demonstrated the potential to achieve world-leading status by producing international research. The prize was awarded at the 2014 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Conference in Liverpool.
Dr Murchison said, “I am deeply honoured to be the recipient of this prestigious prize, and it is a great encouragement for developing my future research. This prize recognises the work of the many people who were involved in our work on transmissible cancers”. Dr Murchison’s laboratory studies the genetics and evolution of transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils.