CBMNet Sponsored Early Career Researcher wins Gordon Conference ‘Best Oral Presentation’ Prize


CBMNet Sponsored Early Career Researcher wins Gordon Conference ‘Best Oral Presentation’ Prize

We are pleased to announce that CBMNet member Arthur Neuberger, University of Cambridge, has just returned from the Gordon Conference on ‘Multi-Drug Efflux Systems’, where he won 1st Prize for ‘Best Oral Presentation’. CBMNet sponsored him through one of our Early Researcher Grants to attend the event.

The Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on “Multi-Drug Efflux Systems” is the most important specialists’ meeting in the field. One of the Gordon Conference policies is that presenters should be actively encouraged to show and discuss a considerable amount of unpublished data and work in progress (where possible). This makes Gordon Conferences not only the most interesting and exciting meetings in the field but also those that truly “operate” at the utmost frontier of science.

Arthur told us ”As a result of the vast interactions with my peers, I have discussed a future collaboration with Prof. Arthur Roberts (University of Georgia, USA) on functional analysis of PgP (a transporter involved in the failure of human cancer chemotherapy due to drug efflux). This was encouraged by another presentation, in which unpublished data motivated further investigation of a potential secondary activity for PgP.”

”The conference was also vital for career planning: As part of the GRS, an expert panel discussion was set up to answer career-related questions from young researchers. New this year was the “power hour”: a panel to discuss science career opportunities and challenges for female scientists. Besides science talking, conference attendees usually discussed career opportunities. In my case, a professor from Essex encouraged me to apply for a lectureship position at his university right after my PhD.”

”Both my presentation and my poster attracted much interest from both young and senior scientists. Moreover, I won the “best presentation” award for my talk.I would like to thank CBMNet for the great opportunity to attend and be part of this fantastic meeting!”

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