2012 Lister Prize for Ak Reddy
Ak Reddy has received a prestigious Lister Prize for 2012. These annual awards are made by The Lister Institute to support young scientists undertaking high quality research in biomedical science or related scientific areas in the UK. Prize holders also become members of the Lister Community of Fellows.
The Prize award, which includes 200,000 over five years, will enable Ak to investigate metabolic and redox oscillations that underlie the circadian (24 hour) clock in various organisms. The extra funds will be used to develop novel genetic reporter systems to enable us to watch oscillations happening 'live' in cells. These new tools will allow his laboratory to dissect how the clock works in the context of normal health, and in disease models.
For more information see
Reddy webpage http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/AI/Reddy.php
Lister Research Prize http://www.lister-institute.org.uk/researchprizes.html