The Department of Microbiology and Immunology held a Research Retreat at the Crown Mill on October 28th. The research retreat was a chance to see the depth of research in the Department and included talks and poster presentations from most people in the Department.
The poster prize was jointly awarded to Estelle Baker (a PhD student in Professor Vernon Ward’s lab) and Simon Kelly (a PhD student in Professor Clive Ronson’s lab).
Estelle’s poster was entitled “Inherent structural disorder and multimerisation of the norovirus NS1-2 protein” while Simon’s poster was entitled “Requirement for EPS in the Mesorhizobium-Lotus symbiosis”.
The People’s Choice poster prize was awarded to Manal Aziz (a PhD student jointly supervised by Chemistry and Dr Heather Brooks ). Manal’s poster was entitled “Antimicrobial properties of chitosan/dextran based hydrogels for surgical use”.