Dilys Leung wins ESA-Novartis Junior Scientist Award

Masters student Dilys Leung with her supervisor, Dr Simon Chu.

Masters student Dilys Leung with her supervisor, Dr Simon Chu.

September 3, 2015

The Hudson Institute’s Dilys Leung has won the Novartis Junior Scientist Award at the Endocrine Society of Australia’s recent annual scientific meeting in Adelaide.

Dilys is a Masters student in the Steroid Receptor Biology Laboratory in the Centre of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Her presentation topic was “Combined PPARgamma and XIAP treatment sensitises granulosa cell tumours to PPARgamma-mediated apoptosis”.

The award is given for the best presentation at the meeting by an advanced trainee or a person enrolled for a higher degree.

The ESA annual scientific meeting was successful for a number of Hudson Institute researchers.

Professor Evan Simpson addressed the meeting by giving the senior ESA plenary lecture on the topic “Oestrogens – the good, the bad, and the unexpected”.

Professor Simpson, Associate Professor Craig Harrison, Elizabeth K Fletcher, Dr Ann Drummond and Dr Jessie Teng also gave presentations.