Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Many congratulations to Huw Colin-York, Quentin Ferry and Thomas Riffelmacher, who have won this year’s Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM) Graduate Prize! The prizes are awarded to current or recently graduated students of RDM supervisors on the basis of exceptional achievement in their research. All three students displayed research excellence during their DPhil studies and have helped to progress their respective fields.

RDM logo

Headshot of Huw Collin YorkDr Colin-York completed his DPhil with Prof Christian Eggeling and Dr Marco Fritzsche (MRC HIU), investigating biophysical forces in immune cells by combining force measuring techniques with super-resolution microscopy. He was awarded the Prize for developing a methodology to study T cell activation, which may lead to changes in the field, and establishing a valuable strategic collaboration. Huw was also commended for his dedication to teaching microscopy skills to school pupils and to overseas researchers. Learn more about his work here.

 

Headshot of Quentin FerryDr Ferry completed his DPhil with Associate Prof Tudor Fulga, employing RNA-engineering to develop novel inducible CRISPR/Cas9 systems, whose activity can be conditioned on genetically encoded, or externally delivered, triggers. He was awarded the Prize for developing and applying new methods in genome editing, which promise to progress the field. Learn more about his work here.

 

Headshot of Thomas RiffelmacherDr Riffelmacher completed his DPhil with Prof Sten Eirik Jacobsen (MRC MHU) and Prof Katja Simon (MRC HIU). He explored the role that autophagy, a cellular recycling pathway, has during the differentiation of blood and immune cells. He was awarded the Prize for establishing a new mechanism by which autophagy controls differentiation and for his entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more about his work here.

 

All three winners receive £500 and will speak at the RDM Symposium on 19 March 2018.

Find out more about the RDM Graduate Prize and previous winners here.

Similar stories

Jan Bornschein receives MRC Clinical Academic Research Partnership (CARP) Award

Dr Bornschein will join the Simmons Group for a project developing strategies to identify patients at high risk of gastritis/gastric cancer.

New Studentship honours Enzo Cerundolo

A new Studentship has been announced in memory of the late MRC HIU Director and MRC WIMM Group Leader.

MRC HIU research at the 2022 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting

Nicole Stoffel and Michael Zimmerman presented at the 18th Grand Challenges Annual Meeting which took place in Brussels, Belgium on 23rd- 26th October 2022.

2022 RDM Graduate Prize Winners

This year's RDM winners are Edward Jenkins, Antje Rottner, and Akshay Shah.

New UK research consortium formed to tackle monkeypox outbreak

Investigation of the T cell responses against monkeypox virus will be led by Prof. Tao Dong at the CAMS-Oxford Institute and MRC Human Immunology Unit.