The Bruno Bash and the Margaret Ciotti Medal
21 May 2015
The Margaret Ciotti medal is awarded annually to the best Senior Sophister experimentalist and is given by Bruno Orsi, a retired lecturer, in honour of his late wife, Margaret, a biochemist who worked on NAD+ and NADP+-dependent enzymes.
This year is the 20th anniversary of the first Bruno Bash and Margaret Ciotti prize-giving ceremony and to mark the occasion past recipients of the medal were invited back to the School. We also invited the first winner of the medal, Eric Miska, who is now Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Genetics in Cambridge, to give a talk before the prize giving ceremony. A commemorative booklet was produced by Margaret and Bruno's son Marcus.
This year's prize was awarded to Andrew O’Meara for his project titled 'Characterisation of the stimulatory properties of a synthetic glycolipid for human natural killer T cells'. His supervisor was Dr Derek Doherty.