2021 EMCRA Collaborative Award

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. Each application is required to have 2-3 postdocs from at least two different departments in the School, on a project of their own devising. This year, 10 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:

“Mapping mRNA modifications in the human malaria parasite”
  • Dr Miranda Pitt (Department of Microbiology and Immunology)
  • Dr Emma McHugh (Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology)
“A method to assess heterogeneity in transcriptional networks in skeletal muscle”
  • Dr Kevin Watt (Department of Anatomy and Physiology)
  • Dr Hamid Soleimaninejad (Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology)
“Investigating CuII(atsm) as a treatment for osteoarthritis”
  • Dr Jeffrey Liddell (Department of Biochemistry & Pharmacology)
  • Dr Michael Morgan (Department of Anatomy & Physiology)
“Uncovering the dynamic role of nasal cilia during bacterial colonisation”
  • Dr Abdou Hachani (Department of Microbiology and Immunology)
  • Dr Ellie Cho (Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology)

Dr Amar Abdullah and Dr Annabell Bachem were also formally acknowledged as their application was ranked highly enough to be successful in being awarded funding, however unfortunately they had to decline the award this year.

Congratulations to our 2021 EMCRA Collaborative Award winners!

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

EMCRA Website