We would like to congratulate Prof. Steve Jackson (Gurdon Institute, Cambridge) for winning the inaugural BBSRC 'Innovator of the Year' award. This title was awarded for his work to turn research on DNA damage and repair into cancer therapies that are now saving the lives of breast and ovarian cancer sufferers.
Prof. Jackson has a long relationship with Abcam, which includes chairing our first international meeting on Genome Stability in 2008. The next meeting in this series is the Maintenance of Genome Stability Conference, Antigua, March 8-11, 2010. Topics will include:
- Replication, recombination and repair
- Genome instability, disease and aging
- The DDR and chromatin
- DNA repair and genome stability
At the ceremony and gala dinner last month in London, UK, Prof Jackson was presented with a trophy and a prize of £10,000. Accepting the award, he said "It's a tremendous honor to receive this prestigious award. It really reflects that science, like that funded by BBSRC in my group over the years can yield both exciting science and commercial and social applications."