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Twelve outstanding articles have been shortlisted for this year’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award, including articles from three Medical Sciences DPhil students.

The Max Perutz Award, the MRC's annual writing competition, asks MRC-funded PhD students to write up to 800 words about their research and why it matters, in a way that would interest a non-scientific audience.

Congratulations to the three Medical Sciences DPhil students who have been shortlisted:

  • Magda Mareckova, Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health:“One in ten women suffers from endometriosis - can studying the endometrium cell by cell help us diagnose it?” Read more
  • Akira Wiberg, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic, Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Sciences: “Getting on your nerves” 
  • Amy Southern, Department of Biochemistry/MRC Harwell: “Making sense of a sticky situation: finding the 'glue ear gene' in Down syndrome". Read more

The winner, who will receive a £1,500 prize, will be announced at the awards ceremony on 15 October at the Royal Institution, London. All shortlisted articles will be published on the MRC website on 16 October.

Read more (MRC website)

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