Congratulations to Kirsten Ward-Hartstonge who has won a Brenda Shore Award for Women. This award provides Kirsten, in Ros Kemp's lab, with funding for her project "Effector Regulatory T Cells in Colorectal Cancer".
Each year the Brenda Shore Award for Women provides an excellent funding opportunity for women who are studying at postgraduate level in the natural sciences.
Brenda Shore was an enthusiastic, enterprising person famous for her energy and passion. Over the course of 35 years Brenda became a prominent figure in the University of Otago Botany Department, both as a researcher and teacher, until her retirement in 1983. Leading by example Brenda Shore established this fund to help support women who have that same passion and energy for the natural sciences, particularly where their research relates to the Otago, Southland or Antarctic region.