Student wins Anthony Koelmeyer International PhD Excellence Award

Hudson Institute’s Amy Kinship was one of four students honoured by Monash University as winners of the 2014 Anthony Komlmeyer International PhD Excellence Awards.

Amy received the award for her PhD research on abnormal placental development and how this contributes to the pregnancy disorder preeclampsia, which affects approximately 8% of pregnancies and can result in fetal and maternal death. Supervised by Associate Professor Eva Dimitriadis, Amy aims to determine how a highly expressed protein could be targeted to reverse the severe complications of preeclampsia during pregnancy.

She will use the $2,000 travel award to attend three international meetings in Scotland and Paris next month as well as visiting expert laboratories in the placental biology field to gain ideas and to progress her project by learning new technical approaches to apply to her research. Amy says that communicating research findings at international meetings is an essential part of progressing medical research, especially at PhD level, as it is aimed at fostering new ideas and collaborations.

Amy hopes to secure a post‐doctoral position during her international meetings.

Read more about the award at here.

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