Three members of the Virology Group win prizes at a national conference
Congratulations to (left-right in photo) Dr Makutiro Masavuli, Dr Zelalem Mekonnen and Dr Ashish Shrestha for each being awarded a prize at the 14th Scientific Meeting of the Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research (ACH2). The conference was held last week at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in the Lamington National Park, Queensland. Postdoctoral researcher Mak collected the Roche Young Achiever Award (value $500). Zel, who was recently awarded his PhD, received the Chris Burrell HCV Travel Award (value $4,000) and The Hospital Research Foundation Early Career Fellow Ashish received the BD Biosciences Travel Grant (value $500). The Virology Group at the Basil Hetzel Institute is led by Professor Eric Gowans and Dr Branka Grubor-Bauk.