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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Four PDN members awarded prizes at BSCB/BSDB/Genetics Society Joint Spring meeting

Bill Harris, Jenny Nichols, Hadi Boukhatmi and Marcia Kishida have all been awarded prizes in four different categories

A strong showing for the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the BSCB/BSDB/Genetics Society Joint Spring meeting.

William Harris, Head of the Department, is the 2017 Waddington Medallist.

The Waddington Medal, the only national award in developmental biology, is awarded for outstanding research performance as well as services to the subject community. The medal is awarded annually at the British Society Developmental Biology Spring Meeting, where the recipient presents the Waddington Medal Lecture. The award is dedicated to Conrad Waddington, leading British embryologist and geneticist who was highly influential in the development of both subjects during the 1930s through to the 1960s.

You can read the list of past medeallist here.


Jenny Nichols received the BSDB Cheryll Tickle Medal, which is awarded to a mid-career, female scientist for her outstanding achievements in the field of Developmental Biology. She is the second person to be awarded the prize since its inception.


The BSDB postdoc poster prize was won by another PDN member, Hadi Boukhatmi, a postdoc member of Sara Bray's lab. Hadi's research focuses on Drosophila muscle cells.

Finally, the BSCB Science Writing Competition was won by Marcia Kishida, PhD student member of Angie Fleming and Roger Keynes Groups.

Congratulations to all our winners!