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Sussex Professor awarded medal for contributions to field of genome stability

The Genome Stability Network Medal

Professor Carr was presented with the medal at the Genome Stability Network’s annual meeting.

Professor of Molecular Genetics, Tony Carr, recently won the prestigious Genome Stability Network Medal.

The medal, awarded biannually, recognises individual’s contributions to the genome stability scientific community.

Professor Carr is Director of the University’s Genome Damage and Stability Centre, a role he has held since the Centre’s creation in 2001.

He received the award for his long-term support of research in model organisms and for a commitment to supporting the career development of junior colleagues.

Professor Carr was presented with the medal at the Genome Stability Network’s annual meeting in Cambridge and gave a talk.

He said: “The Genome Stability Network meeting is always an enjoyable event and an excellent opportunity to meet new colleagues and catch up with old. I’m delighted to receive this year’s medal and to be the third winner from Sussex. Previous winners being Penny Jeggo and Alan Lehmann (who also recently received a CBE for his work!)

“These achievements highlight the significant contribution the GDSC continues to make to research in this field.”

The Genome Stability Network exists to promote the idea that the study of study genome stability in a diverse range of organisms is fundamental to understanding the biology of the cell.

The Network seeks to encourage the exchange of ideas, foster collaborations and promote the work of young scientists researchers in this area.

For more information, visit the Genome Stability Network website.

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By: Jessica Gowers
Last updated: Tuesday, 14 January 2020

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