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Dr Elizabeth Murchison CRUK Future Leaders in Cancer Research Prize, 2014

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.

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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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