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Dr Dianne Newbury, who heads a research group working on the genetics of specific language impairment (SLI) at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, has won a national competition organised by the Medical Research Council for the best poster illustrating the importance of international collaboration.

The prize was awarded on 10 December at an event in London held as part of the MRC’s centenary celebrations. Guests included Francis Collins, Director of the US National Institutes of Health, Professor Janet Darbyshire, Joint Director of the UK Clinical Research Network, Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel prizewinner from the MRC LMB in Cambridge, and the heads of many other biomedical research organisations. Dianne received £3000 to cover the travel costs of her future research.

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