EMCRA Collaborative Award 2020 - winners announced

Congratulations to our early career researchers who have been awarded EMCRA seed funding!

The Early-Mid Career Researchers Association (EMCRA) Collaborative Award aims to promote collaboration between Level A & B postdocs in the School of Biomedical Sciences. This year, 13 applications were received - each were of incredible quality, reflecting the exceptional talent of the postdocs in our School.

$15,000 was awarded to each of the following four projects:

“Impact of maternal antibiotics on Enteric Nervous System development”

  • Dr Jamie Foong (Department of Physiology)
  • Dr Andre Mu (Department of Microbiology and Immunology)

“3D visualisation of the neuromuscular interface in mouse models of muscular dystrophy”

  • Dr John-Paul Fuller-Jackson (Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience)
  • Dr Justin Hardee (Department of Physiology)

“Neuronal trafficking of Sez6 and the Alzheimer’s disease protease BACE1”

  • Dr Kathryn Munro (Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience)
  • Dr Lou Fourriere (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

“A hybrid spatio-temporal microscopy method to investigate protein trafficking”

  • Dr Hamid Soleimaninejad (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
  • Dr Hamish McWilliam (Department of Microbiology and Immunology)

This year we were also able to provide a runner-up award to the value of $6,500 to:

“Elucidating CNS pathology driving bowel dysfunction in multiple sclerosis”

  • Dr James Hilton (Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics)
  • Dr Ruslan Pustovit (Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience)

To find out more about the Early-Mid Career Researchers Association (EMCRA) please visit: EMCRA