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Fairbairn Award

About the 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. Applicants can apply for the Fairbairn multiple times as long as within the criteria for age/experience.

Winners

2022

Amy Geard, University College London

2019

Alex Baker, Cardiff University

2018

Helena Lund-Palau, Imperial College London

2017

Michael Paul-Smith, Imperial College London

2016

Joanne Ng, University College London

2015

Christos Georgiadis, UCL, Institute of Child Health

2014

Rachel Dakin, University of Edinburgh

2013

Ben Mead, University of Birmingham

 

Runner Up

Juliette Delhove, Queen Mary, University of London

2012

Sara Ghorashian, University College London

and

Peggy Sung, Institute of Child Health, UCL

2011

Margaret Duffy, University of Glasgow

2010

Stuart Martin, University of Warwick

and

Natalie Ward, Institute of Child Health, UCL

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