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Matt Goodwin Wins First Prize at the South West Structural Biology Consortium

Matt Goodwin Wins First Prize at the South West Structural Biology Consortium

13 July 2016

Congratulations to Matt Goodwin, an Industrial partnership PhD student with Professor Matt Crump and UCB, who won first prize for best oral presentation for his talk entitled ‘Fragment-based drug discovery by microlitre volume NMR’ at the 2016 South West Structural Biology Consortium Conference

The School of Biochemistry co-hosted this year’s South West Structural Biology Consortium (SWSBC) meeting, which took place on 1st and 2nd July 2016.

This was the 12th annual meeting of the SWSBC, which aims to bring together researchers from across the South West with an interest in structural biology. With over 150 registered delegates and 16 commercial sponsors, the meeting was the largest in the consortium’s history. The SWSBC has a history of being a platform for younger researchers to present their work and network with other scientists across the region. There were 10 talks from junior researchers and 45 poster presentations, with a prize for the best student poster. In addition, three internationally renowned structural biologists where invited to give plenary lectures, providing a flavour of some of the exciting developments going on in the field worldwide. The excellent quality of talks and posters, particularly from younger researchers, demonstrated that the field of structural biology is thriving and developing in the South West.

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