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Prize Winners' Lunch

The prize winners from this year's competition were invited to a lunch at Clare College on 4 April 2013 with guests:

  • Professor Sir John Gurdon (Nobel Laureate)
  • Professor Patrick Maxwell (Regius Professor of Physic)
  • Professor Ken Siddle (Chair of the GSLS Graduate Committee)
  • Dr Phil Hastings (Linguamatics [sponsor])
  • Ms Kerri Gardiner (GSLS Administrator)
  • Dr Geraint Wyn Story (GSLS Researcher Development Consultant)

The lunch was generously sponsored by Linguamatics.



The prize winning researchers were:


Research Poster Winners

  • Best Overall – David Labonte
  • MPhil/1st Year PhD – Tajinder Singh
  • 2nd/3rd Year PhD – Blessing Adamu
  • 4th Year PhD/Postdoc – Lia Chappell


Research Images

  • 1st Prize – Mubeen Goolam
  • 2nd Prize – Xana Almeida
  • 3rd Prize – Nuri Purswani


Awareness Posters

  • 1st Prize – Lia Chappell
  • 2nd Prize – Laura Schulz



Group shot



Gurdon, Siddle and Maxwell











Pre-dinner drinks











Dinner 1











Dinner 2











Dinner 3











Dinner 4

    Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences


    We are the largest centre for research and professionial training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a unique experience to a community of around 2000 postgraduate students spread across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

    Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

    The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.