Beverly McCann Awarded SymBLS prize

Congratulations to Beverly McCann, who was awarded the Student's Speaker Prize at the University of Cambridge's recent Symposium for Biological and Life Science (SymBLS) 2017.

The Symposium for Biological Life Science Students (SymBLS) is an annual, one day event for postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge and affiliated institutes. Since 2006, SymBLS has brought together students and renowned keynote speakers to explore trending topics in the broad field of life science.

Beverly is a PhD student working in the MBU's Mitochondrial Genetics Group and her presentation described a novel approach towards potential treatments for mitochondrial diseases. Beverly's ten minute talk entitled, 'Engineering mitochondrial DNA in the murine germline using designer nuclease technology' was recognised with the award of a certificate and a £50 Amazon voucher.