Claire Russell presents her research at the 9th European Zebrafish Meeting 2015 thanks to a Travel Grant form the Biochemical Society


‘I am a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College, London, with a small research group. I was really keen to attend the European Zebrafish Meeting in Oslo for several reasons. First I wanted to promote my research on a childhood neurodegenerative disease (Batten Disease), second to encourage the incorporation of biochemistry with studies using the zebrafish model, third to remain abreast of recent findings, new tools and best husbandry practice, and fourth to meet future collaborators.

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Tajekesa Blee discovers ceilidh whilst attending Translations UK in Aberdeen


‘Thanks to the support of the University of Edinburgh funding and the Biochemical Society Student Bursary, I was able to attend and present my work at the Translation UK independent meeting in Aberdeen (7-9th July). Being a final year PhD student, the conference offered a great opportunity to engage with members of my field which encompasses post-transcriptional control of gene expression, protein modifications and RNA biology. The sessions by the Biochemical Society invited speakers provided great depth into specific aspects of post-transcriptional control and the delegate talks allowed an insight into ongoing and novel research, latest technologies and methods within the field.

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Apoorva Mulay presents podium presentation at ISOM 2015 with help from a Biochemical Society travel grant


‘Otitis media (OM), more commonly known as ‘glue ear’ affects about 80% children below the age of 3 years and is the commonest cause of paediatric surgery and antibiotic prescription. A large proportion of these children suffer from conductive hearing loss, affecting their speech, language and learning abilities. Thus, this very common, yet highly underestimated disease has major socio-economic implications on the development of any country.

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Stephanie Braun Galleani participates in 2nd International Summer School on Synthetic and Systems Biology thanks to Biochemical Society travel grant


‘My name is Stephanie Braun Galleani, Biochemical Engineer originally from Chile. I did my PhD in Biochemical Engineering at University College London, and I’m currently on the first year of my post-doc in the same department. I work on the development and implementation of synthetic gene networks in the yeast strain Pichia pastoris with the aim of producing industrially attractive mutants.

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