CBNS member Dr Adam Martin was presented with the Young Investigator Highlights Award for his presentation entitled “Towards rational design of peptide hydrogels for 3D cultures”. The Award was provided by the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at their annual conference (ASBTE 2018).
The presentation was based on a work that Adam has been doing for his NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship (awarded in 2016): He is using peptide hydrogels to mimic the in vivo environment of the brain. The end goal of this work is to obtain insights into the early stages of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, possibly identifying new biomarkers for early detection.
Congratulations to Dr Adam Martin for this special achievement!