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Curtin biomedical sciences students win at ASMR Awards

Posted: 25 June 2014

Curtin research students were recently rewarded for their research presentations at the 2014 Australian Society Medical Research (ASMR) scientific symposium held on Wednesday 4 June 2014.

Mr Jackson Patterson-House, a current Bachelor of Science (Human Biology Preclinical) honours student, won the silver award and $500 prize money for his talk entitled: Disruption of Staphylococcus Aureus Biofilms with Antibacterial Peptides.

Ms Joanne Pradella, also an honours student undertaking the same degree, was awarded the Lions Eye and Ear Science Institute of Australia silver award for her talk entitled: Amyloidogenic Peptides in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Both winners are being supervised by staff from the School of Biomedical Sciences. Mr Patterson-House is being supervised by Dr Keith Gregg, and Ms Pradella is being supervised by Professor Philip Newsholme, Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences and Dr Kevin Keane.

100 individuals presented at the ASMR symposium this year, with 14 prizes being awarded at the gala dinner.