Report – 2019 BAS/BSCR Joint meeting

The 2019 BAS/BSCR joint meeting at the BCS Congress, Manchester was held on 3rd-4th June.

This year’s John French lecture was given by Dr Helle Jørgensen from the University of Cambridge, titled “Smooth muscle heterogeneity and plasticity”.

Young investigators had multiple chances to present at the conferences. Four young investigators competed in a joint BCS/BAS/BSCR session.  In a new session this year,  the top-rated abstract submissions were presented as short talks in a ‘best of the best’ session with the best poster prizes judged in the final afternoon session.

The winners were as follows:

Young Investigator Prize

Winner: Donna Page (University of Manchester)

Runners-up: Naveed Akbar (University of Oxford), Sonali Munshaw (University of Oxford), Betty Raman (University of Oxford)

Best-of-the-Best Oral Abstract Prizes

Winner: Neil Dufton (Imperial College London)

Runner-Up: Simon Tual-Chalot (Newcastle University)

Poster Abstract Prizes

Francesca Bartoli-Leonard (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Blanca Tardajos Ayllon (University of Sheffield)