Scientists awarded at international conference

Awards and Achievements
Cassidy Moeke, a young Māori scientist working in Free Radical research at the HRI, has been awarded a Travel Grant at a competitive international conference.

The conference, which took place from 18 - 21 November in Boston, attracted around 500 scientists, mainly from within the Americas.

"Attending one of the more premier meetings for oxidation research was a great experience and provided me with the opportunity to learn from and meet some of the leading researchers in my field,” said Cassidy. 
 
"It was an exciting and rewarding experience to share my work with an international audience. To receive a Young Investigator Award at such a premier meeting was surprising given how competitive and rare it is for anyone outside of the Americas to receive this award."

At the same conference, Free Radical scientist, Dr Carmine Gentile, was awarded a Young Investigator Award, following on from the Travel Grant he was awarded at the same conference last year, and Professor Clare Hawkins, HRI’s Scientific Director, and Maryam Karimi, a student in the Free Radical Group, were selected to give oral presentations.

“All abstracts submitted are subjected to blinded peer review by two external assessors, and only top scoring abstracts attract awards and are selected for oral presentation,” said Professor Clare Hawkins. “With so many abstracts submitted and so few speaking opportunities, these are huge achievements for our scientists.”
 
“It’s rare for anyone outside the Americas to be selected for awards so a big congratulations to Cassidy, Carmine and Maryam, and also to the Institute as a whole,” she said.

A number of our researchers from the Inflammation and the Free Radical Group travelled to Boston for the Society For Redox Biology Conference to present their recent, unpublished data. 

Congratulations Cassidy, Carmine, Clare and Maryam.
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