Congratulations to Yasmeen Ahmad and Remi Sonneville – both at the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression – on jointly winning the 2012 Tim Hunt Prize for Cell Biology.

The Award Committee, comprised of Kate Storey, Carol MacKintosh and Vicky Cowling, judged Yasmeen Ahmad’s (Lamond Lab) nomination as the best in the field of technology development and Remi Sonneville’s (Blow and Gartner Labs) as the best for biological insight.

Professor Kate Storey said, “There were 12 entries this year and it was by no means an easy task making the final decision. The two winners represent the best in life sciences research at the College – our commitment to basic research into cell biology and the development of technological resources.”

Yasmeen and Remi should both be very proud of their achievements.”

Yasmeen Ahmad said, “It is a great honour to have been jointly awarded the Tim Hunt Prize for Cell Biology. Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of working in the College of Life Sciences, which has provided me with a unique opportunity to apply my technical skills in novel ways through the support and guidance of many researchers. I feel privileged to have had the chance to meet so many talented individuals and learn a great deal in an exciting field, whilst having fun in research. I would like to thank the many people who have made this prize possible, particularly Professor Angus Lamond for his guidance and continuing encouragement and the Lamond Lab for their support.”