Graduate students from the Department of Zoology have won two of the five 2008 Young Scientist awards handed out by Europe's Society of Experimental Biologists.
Graham Scott was recognized for his work investigating how the bar-headed goose—a species that migrates over the Himalayas at altitudes of up to 9,000 metres—adapts to high altitude flight. Jodie Rummer—supervised by Zoology’s Colin Brauner—won for her research into how fish use physiology to mitigate environmental stress.
Both researchers were on hand to receive the awards at the Society's annual meeting, held in Marseille France, July 6 to 10. Students from the universities of Sheffield, Tokyo and Sydney were also recognized in the category.
The Society for Experimental Biology is Europe's leading not-for-profit organisation embracing all disciplines of experimental biology. The Young Scientist award is open to PhD and post doctoral students from around the world, with cash prizes ranging up to $1,200.