University of Dundee

Dundee –Tokyo Postgraduate Student Research Symposium held in School

26 Sep 2017

This year, our traditional poster session for PhD students entering into their third year formed part of a Dundee-Tokyo Postgraduate Student Research Symposium, including a group of PhD students and academics from University of Tokyo.

Students from the School and University of Tokyo gave talks in the morning with posters from all students presented in the afternoon. A Piper introduced the announcement of the winners of the poster competition that were presented by Professor Julian Blow, Dean, Life Sciences. An early evening social followed that included a tour of core facilities within the School.

School of Life Sciences Winners:

  • First: Francesca Carrieri (Dale lab, Cell and Developmental Biology) with a poster entitled, “NICD phospho-regulation and turnover and its implication in somitogenesis.”
  • Second: Daniel Leybourne (Plant Sciences James Hutton Institute) with a poster entitled, “Climate Change and Crop Protection: Plant-Aphid Interactions During Water Limitation.”
  • Third: Sven Lange (Kulathu lab, MRC PPU) with a poster entitled, “Evaluation of the IRAK2 and IRAK3 pseudokinases as targets for novel drugs to treat inflammatory diseases.”

University of Tokyo Winners:

  • First: Honoka Suzuki with a poster entitled, “Role of DNA methylation in synapse elimination in the developing mouse cerebellum.”
  • Second: Hiroto Kojima with a poster entitled, “Molecular mechanism based on memory.”
  • Third: Kiyomichi Shinoda with a poster entitled, “Synthesis of Stable Amyloid-β Oligomers toward 3D Structure Elucidation of Pathogenically Relevant Species.”

Photo (left to right):
Kiyomichi Shinoda, Daniel Leybourne, Sven Lange, Prof. Julian Blow, Francesca Carrieri, Honoka Suzuki, Hiroto Kojima.