Congratulations to Matthew Hoffman (NIH, USA) who was awarded the Barry Preston Award in 2018, the society’s award for a senior researcher in the matrix biology field.
Dr. Hoffman’s laboratory studies salivary gland development, by investigating how stem/progenitor cells are directed along a series of cell fate decisions during organogenesis, aiming to identify targets for gene- and cell-based regenerative therapies.
Congratulations to Brooke Farrugia (University of Melbourne) who was awarded the Bob Fraser New Investigator Award in 2018, the society’s award for an outstanding early/mid career researcher in the matrix biology field. Dr Farrugia’s research spans biomaterial development and characterisation, wound healing, including in vitro models, molecular biology and glycobiology.
Congratulations to Richard Wang (University of Sydney) who was awarded the Dennis Lowther Award in 2018, the society’s award for an outstanding student poster presentation at the society meeting. Richard is researching 3D vascular networks as part of his PhD under the mentorship of Professor Tony Weiss.