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CGR 12th Annual Mid-Winter Poster Evening
By Jo Stanton

12th Annual Centre for Gene Research Poster Evening, 23rd June 2005.

Record numbers attended with 80 people registering on the CGR website and over 100 turning up on the night. The Otago Museum provided a comfortable and atmospheric venue for the evenings celebrations.

Our invited speaker was Dr David Palmer from LactoPharma, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland. His seminar was titled ‘Milk proteomics:cash from cows.’ In this technical presentation Dr Palmer reviewed his approach to high throughput protein sequencing from milk and milk products. His advice on selection of MALDI-TOF instruments, sample preparation, analysis software and data handling was well received and timely given current local interest in establishing proteomics capability.

Palmer

The judges had the formidable task of selecting winners for the student competition. The high standard of entries was to be commended. All posters received praise from the judges but there were only five prizes to be awarded (see below). Our thanks to the this year’s judges : Dr David Palmer, Dr Paul Hessian, Dr Anita Dunbier, Dr Erwin Lamping and Dr Chris Brown.

Student Prize Winners  
Erin Cawston Centre for Gene Research Prize
Dominik Wiemuth Functional Genomics, Gene Expression & Proteomics Prize
Tian Chang Oral Microbiology and Dental Health Prize
Nattanan Panjaworayan Virology Prize
Ester Pearl invitrogen Prize
Other Award Winners  
Clive Ronson Speedy Gonzales Award
Lisha Sablan The Annual FISH Award

The Speedy Gonzales Prize for the first person to sign up on the website went to Professor Clive Ronson. The annual FISH award was a challenge as no-one used ‘FISH’ for their poster. However Lisha Sablan was the lucky winner with her poster on rouge Hox genes in the honey bee. An award was given for the person who could name the spot where this year’s CGR promotional photograph was taken. Erin Cawston was the eagle-eyed detective who won the award.

This years sponsors were the Functional Genomics, Gene Expression and Proteomics Theme, Oral Microbiology and Dental Health Theme, the Virology Theme, IMMUNET and Invitrogen. Without our sponsors the CGR Mid-Winter Poster Evening could not go ahead. We thank them for their support.

The photo gallery is here.


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