Science for Health
06 July 2012
More than 100 MRC-funded PhD students and early-career researchers entered the competition this year and 29 entries have been selected to form the longlist. The competition asked MRC researchers to answer the question ‘why does my research matter’ in no more than 800 words.
Marianne Neary, a PhD student in Tim Mohun's lab in NIMR's Division of Developmental Biology, wrote an essay about genetic adaptations in ultramarathon runners at high altitude. Marianne is working towards her PhD at NIMR as part of the UCL MB PhD programme. She won the Society for Endocrinology undergraduate essay prize in 2008 and is a volunteer writer on the Bionews website.
Ben Martynoga, a postdoc in Francois Guillemot's lab in NIMR's Division of Molecular Neurobiology, wrote an essay titled "The transcription factor: a key to brain repair?". Ben has previously written for The School of Life blog and for the Company of Biologists' blog, The Node.
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