University of Dundee

Watts Lab Alumnus Wins Biochemical Society Award

14 Mar 2011

Sander van Kasteren who until recently was a Henry Wellcome Fellow in Colin Watts’s lab has won a 2012 Biochemical Society Early Career Research Award. Now at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Sander won the award for research carried out in the Watts lab at CLS. The Award is for work carried out under the research Theme Panel: Biotechnology & Bioinformatics.

The Award recognises the impact of research carried out by early career scientists who have produced international quality research outputs, a significant proportion of which arises from work performed in the UK, with the potential to achieve world-leading status. The prize consists of an honorarium of £1000 and a medal.

Colin Watts, Head of the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology said: “I’m delighted to hear that Sander’s early career has received yet another boost following his Henry Wellcome Fellowship. He is a chemist working at the fertile interface between chemistry and biology and developing novel strategies to boost the efficiency of vaccines and enable further dissection of antigen presentation pathways.”