The Fairbairn Award
Lez Fairbairn was a scientist at the Cancer Research UK Paterson Institute in Manchester who died suddenly, aged 46, of a heart attack following a cricket match in 2005. His career was focussed on using gene therapy approaches to protect bone marrow stem cells from chemotherapy and he was a leading light in the formation and early development of BSGT. He was the Conference Chair of the 2nd BSGT meeting, which was held in Manchester in 2005, and had agreed to be put forward as the next President.
The Fairbairn Award was set up in memory of Lez. The competition is now open to UK-based PhD students or researchers who have completed their PhD within the last 3 years and is awarded for the best presentation during the annual conference.
To be considered for the award please submit your abstract before **Deadline extended to midday Friday 1st March 2013** and tick the box "I wish to enter for the Fairbairn Award" on Step 3 of the submission process.
Winners of the award to date:
2012 - First Prize - Sara Ghorashian (UCL) and Peggy Sung (Institute of Child Health, UCL)
2011 - Margaret Duffy (University of Glasgow)
2010 - Stuart Martin (University of Warwick)
2009 - Ryan Cawood (University of Oxford)
2008 - Veronique Bachy (King's College London)
2007 - Susannah Bailey (Institute of Child Health, UCL)
2006 - Ian Pringle (University of Oxford)
Len Seymour presenting Margaret Duffy with her Award, Brighton, 2011
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