Laboratory for Bacterial Evolution and Pathogenesis (LBEP)

Prizes and awards in 2019

Prizes and Awards recieved by LBEP members in 2019

Genome Science 2019 poster prize certificate awarded to Josh Harling-Lee
Josh's poster and certificate

Genome Science 2019 Poster Prize

At the Genome Science 2019 conference held in Edinburgh, Josh Harling-Lee was awarded the Microbial Genomics Poster Prize for his poster “Visualising the pangenome of Staphylococcus aureus”. Josh’s poster described the use of novel visualisation tools for analysing the population structure of S. aureus, and the distribution of accessory genes across that population.

This work is part of his ongoing PhD project in bacterial pangenomics, working jointly between the Fitzgerald group and Prof Tom Freeman's group, also based at the Roslin Institute. The work is funded by a Principal’s Career Development Scholarship from the University of Edinburgh and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

More information on Genome Science 2019 can be found here.

Staff profile page: Tom Freeman

Roslin Student Day 2019 Poster Prize

All the students in LBEP got the chance to showcase their fabulous work at the Roslin Institute Student day on April 24th, 2019. Hanne Stawarz, Jamie Gorzynski, Josh Harling-Lee and Fiona Sargison all presented posters summarising their first year of work, whilst Emily Parr did an oral presentation on her findings throughout her PhD. Congratulations to Fiona, who ended up winning the first year best poster prize with her poster “Characterisation of the role of Staphylococcus aureus secreted lipase in host-pathogen interactions”.

Roslin Institute Best Post Doc Award Runner Up

Congratulations also to Joana Alves who came runner up for the Best Post Doc award in the Roslin Institute and Dick Vet School Staff awards. She was nominated by several PhD students across the Roslin Institute for her help in other projects, with students providing written accounts to support their nominations:

Joana will drop her experiments and give up her time for others, whilst also managing to do her work. She has dedicated copious amounts of her own time to ensure that my, and other peoples, needs are catered for and that we are happy and mentally/physically okay

 Joana has taken time out of her own free time to represent the Roslin Institute and Vet School at public events and has been fundamental in the development of the lab outreach activity to teach the public what we as a lab do