Hui Fern Koay Wins the 2016 QIAGEN PhD Achievement Award

QIAGEN is the sponsors of the QIAGEN PhD Achievement Award which recognises highly productive PhD students from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne

Fern Koay

Figure 1:L - R: Fern with her award and Corrado Addessi (QIAGEN National Sales Manager).

The winner this year was Fern Koay who received the QIAGEN Award for her work on the identification, characterisation and thymic development of mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells. Fern's work resulted in a number of high profile publications, including first author Nature Immunology and JEM publications, Nature Immunology and Nature Communications as a co-author.

Danielle Ingle

Figure 2: Danielle Ingle

The runner-up this year is Danielle Ingle, she wasn't present for the awards presentation but Roy accepted it on her behalf.

The Award was presented by Prof Andrew Brooks, Head of Department, and the QIAGEN representative: National Sales Manager ­ Corrado Addessi.

Our congratulations to Fern and Danielle for their outstanding achievements.