PhD student awarded best lens poster at ARVO
in History and People, News
17 May 2016
Congratulations to Daisy Shu, international awardee.
With over 6000 presentations and over 11,000 registrants from more than 75 countries at the recent Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2016 meeting in Seattle, WA, USA, we are proud to announce that one of our PhD students, Daisy Shu, from the Lens Research laboratory, took home the title of best poster for the Lens section.
Daisy presented a poster on her research entitled ‘Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-7 modulates TGFß-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of lens epithelial cells.
Her work was selected for the Members-In-Training (MIT) Poster Award judging session, where she presented to experts in the field and won the top prize in this section.
This is the second time that a student from the Lens Research Laboratory has won this award in as many years.
According to head of the lens team, Professor Frank Lovicu “This is a fantastic achievement for Daisy, her laboratory, and great recognition for our Institute”.
ARVO enables global connections in vision research. More than ever, successful science requires strong global connections – among researchers, across disciplines and between generations. ARVO brings together the worlds top eye and vision researchers and clinicians to explore cutting-edge basic and clinical science. Attendees discuss the challenges faced in bridging gaps in scientific knowledge, creating effective collaborations and keeping bright young minds engaged in research careers.