Congratulations to Dr Jody Mason from the University of Essex and Rob Klose from Oxford University who were shortlisted for the Eppendorf Young Investigator Award 2011.
In recognition of their excellent work, Dr Mason was presented with a MiniSpin plus centrifuge (pictured right) and Dr Klose was presented with two Research Pro Single-channel pipette (pictured below on right with Territory Manager, Tony Messenger).
Dr Mason commented, ''I was delighted to hear that I would be receiving an Eppendorf MiniSpin plus in return for being selected as one of the finalists in this year's Eppendorf Young Investigator Award. It is a great addition to my lab - indeed, we already use a great deal of Eppendorf products as they are high quality and consistently reliable".
Dr Klose commented, "We always trust Eppendorf products for their quality and reliability. The Eppendorf Research pro pipettes are a welcome addition and will help to make several experimental procedures in the lab significantly less cumbersome and more accurate. This will help us towards or long term goals of understanding how chromatin impacts gene regulation.'
Since 1995 the Eppendorf Young Investigator Award is granted annually to European researchers not older than 35 years. It acknowledges outstanding contributions to biomedical research in Europe based on methods of molecular biology, including novel analytical concepts.
In 2011, the €15,000 prize money was awarded to Assistant Professor Suzan Rooijakkers, PhD, (University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Medical Microbiology, Utrecht, The Netherlands) for her discoveries of how the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus evades immune attack to survive in the human host.
The Award ceremony took place at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany.
Watch the movie from the Award ceremony
For further information on the Eppendorf Young Investigator Award 2011 and how to apply for the 2012 award, please visit www.eppendorf.com/award