Aberdeen University lecturer in award success

A University of Aberdeen lecturer has won an award for having the best research project in the country funded by one of Scotland's most esteemed research charities.

Dr Anke Roelofs was awarded the ‘Sir Robin MacLellan Travel Award’ from Tenovus Scotland for her research project investigating the role of ‘Yap’ proteins in rheumatoid arthritis.   

The award of three thousand pounds is intended to be used as a travel bursary to allow the recipient to share their research within their field and was presented by Tenovus chairman, retired University of Aberdeen lecturer, Professor James Grieve.   

Professor Grieve said:  “This is the first time this award has come to the University of Aberdeen and Anke is an inspirational young researcher doing exceptional work.  We are delighted to reward her hard work and wish her the best in her future research.

“Tenovus Scotland was established in the 1970s to help initiate and grow local researchers.  It supports young medical scientists to undertake short projects to enhance their experience and set them on a path to a flourishing career in medical research.  Anke has demonstrated that she is exactly what Tenovus Scotland hope to find in an early-career researcher.”