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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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The 2020 Marjory Stephenson Prize is awarded to Professor Julian Parkhill FRS, from the Dept of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Professor Parkhill is known for his research on bacterial genomes, which he has worked on since the very earliest days of genomics. Initially analysing reference genomes for many important human and animal pathogens, his group moved on to comparative genomics and subsequently large-scale population genomics, as new technologies developed. Read more of this story on https://www.staff.admin.cam.ac.uk/awards/marjory-stephenson-prize

 

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