The Sydney Protein Group ran its annual Thompson Prize symposium last week – in which 5 PhD students duke it out by giving a talk on their work, and then the best presenter is chosen by a panel of judges to win the Thompson Prize (which brings with it glory *and* cash). This year, we had three international judges (who also talked at the symposium) who unanimously chose Jessica from our lab as the winner for her talk on the mechanism of nucleosome sliding by CHD4. A champion effort – and the first Thompson Prize winner from the Mackay lab!
Not to be outdone, Charlotte snared one of the SPG Lorne Travelling Scholarships, which will nicely help fund her trip to the meeting in February. Well done us!