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Brain tumour researcher receives Young Investigator Award

Brain Tumour Research is proud to be co-sponsor alongside the British Neuro-Oncology Society (BNOS) of the Young Investigator Award (YIA), which was presented at the annual BNOS conference in London today (Friday 5th June). This year’s review panel, led by Prof Simona Parrinello from the UCL Cancer Institute, made a unanimous decision that Dr Maria Niklison-Chirou (currently working in The Blizard Institute in London, based at Queen Mary University) be awarded the 2019 YIA prize.

Dr Niklison-Chirou’s work aims at understanding how the metabolism of medulloblastoma is regulated and whether and how these tumours could be starved of essential components of their diet to strengthen the effect of chemotherapy given to patients.

Pictured with society President, Prof Silvia Marino, Dr Niklison-Chirou spoke of the “great honour, joy and privilege to receive the BNOS Young Investigator Award 2019” and said she would spend the £1,000 prize on attending an international conference to glean more knowledge on paediatric brain tumours. 

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