The 4th Annual CMIAD Retreat

CMIAD RetreatVenue: The Edge

Date: Friday 29 January 2016.

The 4th annual CMIAD retreat was held at the Edge on Friday January 29. We welcomed over 90 attendees to a fun day of talks and posters.

Our plenary speaker was Professor Viki Allan from the University of Manchester who presented a fascinating seminar describing her work on cargo/dynein interactions. This was followed by a mixture of short talks and flash adverts for the poster session.

The talks included our new recruits (Chun Guo, Elena Rainero and Natalia Bulgakova as well as Ling Wang from MBB) in addition to talks from clinical colleagues (Paul Collini, Paul Morris and Meena Balasubramanian) and were a nice demonstration of the basic biology within CMIAD as well as translational applications.

As always the poster session was very lively and was greatly helped by the innovative one-minute flash presentations, which proved to be intriguing tasters for very high quality work. The judges had a challenging job to select winners but in the end awarded prizes to:

  • Cat Buckley (King lab)
  • Shruti Sharma (Erdmann lab)
  • Eleni Leventea (Malicki lab)

Prize for best flash advert went to Richard Lucas from the de Vos/Grierson lab while the prize for best audience participation went to Hannes Maib from the Smythe lab.