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Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology

 

Remit of the Prizes

Recognise accomplished early career scientists for their innovative research at the intersection between biological, physical and/or mathematical sciences.

We will award up to 2 PhD and 2 Postdoc CPB Prizes this year. The awardees' work must have been predominantly carried out in Cambridge. The prizes are £500 each and winners will be invited to give a talk at the CPB Annual Meeting.

Application deadline will be after the summer. More information coming soon!

 

Previous Awarded:

2023

Filip Bošković

PhD Prize

Single-molecule, single-cell native transcriptomics with nanopores and RNA origami codes

Keywords: RNA origami, designed RNA codes, nanopore microscopy, native target transcriptomics.

 

 

 

 

Susie McLaren

Postdoc Prize

How does a simple tube give rise to the complex geometry of the central nervous system?

Keywords: central nervous system, neural tube, fluid pressure, lumen pressure, tissue material properties.

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Rubio Sánchez

Postdoc Prize

Using DNA nanostructures for lipid membrane biophysics and bioengineering in synthetic cell science

Keywords: artificial cells, synthetic membranes, DNA nanotechnology, nano-scaled DNA structures, cell surface

 

 

 

 


2021

Gea van de Kerkhof

PhD Prize

Structurally coloured bacterial colonies

Keywords: structural colour, bacteria, biophotonics, biophysics, biochemistry

 

 

 

 

 

Eva Kreysing

Postdoc Prize

Effects of substrate stiffness on membrane tension

Keywords: membrane tension, substrate stiffness, optical tweezers, fibroblasts, neurons

 

 

 

 

 

Wolfram Pönisch

Postdoc Prize

How cell shapes change during cellular fate transitions

Keywords: theoretical biophysics, modelling, cell fate transitions, morphometrics, stochastic processes

 

 

 

 

 

 


2020

Maximilian Jakobs

PhD Prize

Microtubule orientation during neuronal development

Keywords:neuroscience, microtubules, modelling, machine learning, image analysis

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Lippert

PhD Prize

Molecular mechanisms of lymphocyte activation - please mind the gap

Keywords: biophysics, mechanobiology, immunology, single molecule imaging

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Ohmann

PhD Prize

Outperforming nature with a lipid-flipping enzyme built from DNA

Keywords: DNA nanotechnology, membrane transport, DNA origami, confocal microscopy, lipid scrambling