Thomas R. Cox, Nov 2016
It is an absolute honour to announce that I was awarded the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award at the 2016 Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand (MBSANZ) conference.
The JBC Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Awards are meant to honour Dr. Tabor’s invaluable contributions to the journal and to science as a whole. The awards recognise the innovators and achievers in new generations of researchers who exemplify his values of creativity and scientific excellence.
The JBC associate editors, who know Tabor and the mission of the JBC best, select promising young researchers at scientific symposia and meetings throughout the year that focus on the molecular and cellular basis of biological processes.
Being awarded the Journal of Biological Chemistry Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award is a tremendous honour for me. Over the years I have seen many fantastic junior researchers awarded this prestigious prize and feel very privileged to be one of the 2016 recipients.
The award was presented to me at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand (MBSANZ) which was being held on 20-23rd November at the University of Sydney, Camden. This year was the Society’s Ruby Anniversary, recognising the remarkable 40 year track record of the MBSANZ.
The conference itself had a fantastic lineup of speakers covering all aspects of the extracellular matrix including ‘building the matrix‘, ‘breaking the matrix‘, ‘rebuilding the matrix‘ and ‘overbuilding the matrix‘, with accompanying talks on the cells that make and break the matrix, the matrix in health and disease, and even why your matrix hurts. All together this was an excellent meeting and was a fantastic experience to be part of it.
You can find out more about the the JBC Herbert Tabor awards here
Those interested in finding out more about the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand (MBSANZ) can do so at their website www.mbsanz.org and also sign up to become members.