johnb2John Biddlestone of the Rocha Lab has won the 2014 Anne and Normille Baxter prize for Cancer Research. The award of £5,000 (given in alternate years) is awarded for a piece of work that has made, or is likely to make, a significant contribution to cancer research undertaken in Dundee in anything from basic discovery, mathematical modelling, to bed side research.

The Anne and Normile Baxter prize receives nominations from across the University of Dundee ands seeks to encourage a broad range of innovative contributions to cancer research; the nominations are reviewed by a panel of local clinicians and researchers together with a representative from the Baxter family. The prize is awarded to an early career researcher, either a PhD student or a junior postdoctoral fellow (two years or less into his/her postdoc) whose work is likely to make a significant contribution to cancer research at the University of Dundee.
John Biddlestone who has won a number of awards for innovation in cancer research received the prize at the University Graduation lunch on 18 June 2014. In accordance with the terms of the award the money will be used to support the John’s research ambitions and his career.

About the Award

Robin E. E. Baxter, the son of Normile and Anne Baxter established a prize in his parents’ name for the University of Dundee to support cancer research. The Baxter family connections go back to the founding of the University of Dundee (originally known as University College of Dundee) by Mary Ann Baxter, Robin’s great, great, great grandfather’s youngest sister and the founding of the University of Abertay (originally known as the Technical College) by her brother, Sir David Baxter, Bart.