At the Open European Peroxisome Meeting 2018 in Groningen, Netherlands, Joe was awarded the Peroxisome Research Award for the best paper published between September 2016 and September 2018. The winning paper was "ACBD5 and VAPB mediate membrane associations between peroxisomes and the ER", highlighting the growing importance of investigating the role of organelle interaction and membrane contact sites in peroxisome research. Congratulations!
The Open European Peroxisome Meeting (OEPM) 2018 took place in Groningen, The Netherlands 25th-26th October. OEPM is an exciting chance for PhD Students and Post-Docs to present their data to an international audience. Joe and Josiah's abstracts were both chosen to present talks, and Maki and Suzan presented posters. A broad range of areas of peroxisome biology were represented and we all received valuable feedback and input into our work, as well having a great time!
Josiah has generously recieved funding from Zellweger UK, a charity dedicated to helping families affected by peroxisome disorders, and raising awareness of peroxisome research. He has also recieved funding from The Sidney Perry Foundation, aiming "to assist persons to obtain education in its widest sense". These generous contributions will enable him to continue his work, and we are extremely grateful to both charities.
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Our new PERICO Network (Peroxisome Interactions and Communication) was featured on the University of Exeter Research News section. PERICO is a multi-partner Innovative Training Network (ITN) under the European Union programme Horizon 2020 with a total budget of 3.9 Million euros. We will be taking on two PhD students.
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