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Dr Elizabeth Murchison, Genetics Society of America Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award: Honourable mention, 2016

Runner-up. Reward is to honour ground-breaking contributions of Dr Rosalind Franklin in genetics research and to inspire and support new generations of women in our field.

Honourable mention.

The committee also gives honorable mention to two additional outstanding candidates: Rachel Dutton, PhD, of the University of California, San Diego, for her work on the genetic mechanisms of formation of microbial communities in cheese; and Elizabeth Murchison, PhD, of Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, for her work on transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils.

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Prof Julian Parkhill

The Department of Veterinary Medicine is delighted that Professor Julian Parkhill FRS FMedSci is joining the us as the second Marks and Spencer’s Professor following Professor Maskell taking up the Vice Chancellorship of the University of Melbourne. Professor Parkhill is recognised as an international authority on the genomics and evolution of bacteria of humans and animals, including antibiotic resistance. He will provide a major boost to the Department’s and the University’s research activities in the field.

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