Success for GRE at School Awards March 20, 2017 The School of Life Sciences Prizes were presented last week at the Research Symposium in Crieff. Each of the judging panels commented on the high standard and quality of the entries submitted which exemplifies the research excellence and outstanding public engagement taking place in the School. Two of the winners came from GRE with Dr Federico Pelisch winning the Molecular and Cellular Biology Prize and the Brian Cox Prize Excellence in Public Engagement with Research Project of the Year was awarded to Outer Space I Inner Space. Dr Federico Pelisch, a postdoctoral researcher between the Gartner and Hay labs, received his award for his discovery of novel sumoylation-dependent mechanisms for chromosome regulation in meiosis. Some of this work was published in the Molecular Cell manuscript ‘A SUMO-Dependent Protein Network Regulates Chromosome Congression during Oocyte Meisosis’. This award is for a postgraduate student or postdoctoral researcher to recognise excellence in basic research within molecular and cellular biology. The judging panel, Professor Kees Weijer, Professor Tomo Takana and Professor Jenny Woof, commented that Federico ‘elegantly combined sophisticated approaches in cell biology, molecular genetics and biochemistry.’ The Brian Cox Prize Excellence in Public Engagement with Research Project of the Year was awarded to Outer Space I Inner Space an interdisciplinary project between GRE, Computing and Leisure & Culture Dundee aimed at ensuring accessibility for all. Recent installations include Ways of Vision, A Very Fishy Tale, Near and Far and The Giant Worm.