Even though 2020 has been a tough year, we have performed well with 7 published papers, two of which were led by PhD students, River and Hilary. To cap off the year, the lab was awarded the Judy Mitchell MND Research Innovator Grant by the MND Research Australia. This grant was jointly awarded to Victor, Jocelyn and our collaborator, Dr. Mihwa Lee (La Trobe University) to investigate molecular mechanisms underlying the cytoplasmic aggregation of the RNA binding protein, SFPQ, in ALS. Finally, we are very proud of Hilary, whose work on PICK1 in synaptic vesicle recycling (Yong et al., Cell Reports, 2020) was selected as the Runner Up of QBI Best Student Publication Prize 2020. We wish everyone a happy festive season and all the very best in 2021.
We wish to congratulate the following lab members for their achievements:
The CASS Foundation has awarded Jocelyn a travel grant to present at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), which will be held on November 3-7, 2018 in San Diego, USA. Congratulations!
Jocelyn receives the Queensland Protein Group (QPG)-sponsored travel prize to attend and present a talk at ComBio2018 in Sydney. Well done!
Jocelyn is one of 19 awardees of the Young Investigator Travel Awards from the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN). Jocelyn will have an opportunity to present a talk in a Young Investigator Colloquium at the 15th APSN Meeting in August 2018, in Macau. Congratulations!
Six members of the Anggono Lab attended the 37th annual meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS), which was held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney from 3 to 6 Dec 2017. Victor presented a talk at the "Synaptic Dysfunction in Neurodegenerative Diseases" symposium, while Jocelyn and Sumasri each gave a presentation in the "Synaptic Function and Plasticity" session. Meanwhile, Iris, Joanne, Tianyi and Sumasri also presented posters at the meeting.
Joanne's image of a dendrite, "Rainbow after STORM" was named as the runner up of the ANS students' Images of Neuroscience photographic competition. Congratulations!
Joanne and Sumasri represented the Anggono Lab in the 8th Brisbane Cell & Developmental Biology Meeting, which was held on Nov 21, 2017 at the Translational Research Institute (TRI). Sumasri presented a poster while Joanne was selected to present a short talk. Joanne also won the Best Imaging Competition with her work, "The BrainSTORM". Congrats!
Victor was one of fifteen Australian young scientists selected as a YSEP Fellow. The 2017 YSEP Fellows travelled to China from 22 October to 4 November 2017. This program was supported by the Australian Department of Industry, Science and Technology and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology. Victor visited and presented seminars at the following institutions:
Victor presented a poster entitled "GluA1 ubiquitination mediates amyloid-β-induced loss of surface AMPA receptors" at the Australia Dementia Forum 2017, which was held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 15 - 17 October 2017, and we were delighted to receive the Best Poster Award under the theme of Intervention. Victor also had the opportunity to present our research progress at the Forum, as part of the group presentation by the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research led by our Director, Prof. Jürgen Götz.
Iris wins an Australian Academy of Science JG Russel Award as one of the top-ranked DECRA awardees. Congrats!!!
Joanne's image "BrainSTORM" wins the 2016 QBI Art in Neuroscience People's Choice Award. Congratulations! A big shout out to those who had voted!
Tianyi receives the 2016 School of Natural Sciences Academic Excellence Medal from the Griffith University
Our current Masters student, Tianyi, receives the 2016 Academic Excellence Medal from the School of Natural Sciences, Griffith University, for ranking 1st in the entire BSc cohort in that year. Congrats!
Victor receives a Young Investigator Award from the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry to present the lab findings at their annual meeting held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this year.
Victor receives a Neuroscience 2016 Travel Grant from the Japan Neuroscience Society to present our research work at their annual meeting in Yokohama.
Victor's entry, "In Search of Memory", receives a highly commended in the 2015 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography. Check out the amazing scenes in Biology here.
2015 Young Scientist Award from the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB)
Victor receives the 2015 Young Scientist Award from the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB). This triennial award allows Victor to present lectures at the 14th FAOBMB Congress and Young Scientist Program in Hyderabad, India later in November.
Joanne receives a First Class Honours for her thesis and ranks 1st in her cohort. To top the icing on the cake, she secured the highly competitive University of Queensland International Scholarship. What a fantastic year!
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