Dr. Joao Rodrigues of the Ferguson Lab in the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, has been awarded the title of Early Stage Investigator 2008 by the British Society for Proteome Research.
The BSPR Early Stage Investigator, which is sponsored by Applied Biosystems, aims to highlight the achievements of young investigators in their first, or exceptionally their second, post-doctoral post. Six finalists are short-listed to give a presentation at the BSPR meeting, held this year at the Wellcome Trust Conference Center at Hixton in Cambridge. This year’s awarding committee was Dr. Kathryn Lilley (Cambridge), Prof. Walter Kolch (Glasgow) and Prof. Mike Dunn (Dublin). The award was presented by Mike Dunn, Vice-President of the BSPR and editor of the journal Proteomics.
Dr. Rodrigues said, ‘I am delighted to have received this award. It is always a fantastic feeling to see your work recognized by your peers in such an event. I am especially grateful to Dr. Luis Izquierdo and Prof. Mike Ferguson without whom this work would not have been possible.’