Gates scholar wins microbiology prize

  • September 28, 2010
Gates scholar wins microbiology prize

Gates scholar Nabil Wilf has been named Young Microbiologist of the Year by Society for General Microbiology.

Gates scholar Nabil Wilf has been awarded the Sir Howard Dalton Prize for the Young Microbiologist of the Year.

The prize is awarded annually by the Society for General Microbiology (SGM) in open competition. The award is given to the best graduate student presentation(s) in a two-stage competition usually involving a poster and an oral presentation at the Easter and September meetings, respectively, of the SGM.

The prize, awarded in September, was renamed after Sir Howard Dalton by the SGM in September 2009. First prize is £500.

Nabil is studying for a PhD in Biochemistry and has been at Cambridge since 2007. The focus of his research is genetic regulatory networks in bacteria and, specifically, bacterial communication.

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