BMS Level 3 student achieves Rob Clarke Abstract award

Rob Clarke Abstract Award

Congratulations to Level 3 undergraduate student Jinheng Cameron Lin, who has won a Rob Clarke Abstract Award to present his research project as a poster at Physiology 2016.

This is the joint meeting of the American and UK Physiological Societies, and is being held this year in Dublin, Ireland. Cameron did his project in the Whitfield lab in BMS, analysing vestibular function in zebrafish.

The title of Cameron's poster: 'An automated video tracking as a powerful quantitative assay for detecting vestibular defects in the zebrafish, Danio rerio.'

In addition, Dr Louise Robson, Director of Undergraduate Studies, had praise for Cameron, stating: "Having played a large role in developing the Rob Clarke Awards at the Physiological Society while chairing the Education and Outreach Committee, I am absolutely thrilled to see one of our students winning an abstract award."

Well done Cameron and good luck for the presentation in Dublin at the end of July.

Update on Cameron's thoughts about the Dublin conference

I am back to Sheffield now from Dublin, and I must say it was really a great experience. Listening to the keynote lectures and symposia were eye-opening, although most of the content were a little difficult to follow. Nonetheless, it was a great glimpse into the research world.

Meeting students and academics from all around the world was very interesting as well - everyone was very nice and intelligent. As for the poster, I was given the Gold Award at the Rob Clarke Award poster session, which was awarded to half of the finalists (the other half were given the Silver Award).

It was very satisfying to present the poster as a work that I am proud of, and I hope to do more of these in the future. Overall I think the conference was a good kickstart to introduce me to a research career.

Cameron Lin