Centre PhD Student shortlisted for the Max Perutz Prize

Congratulations to Daniel Craig a PhD Student in the Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research (CMAR), who was the author of one of fourteen ‘outstanding’ articles (“Fighting flesh poverty: an apple a day?”) that were shortlisted for this year’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award, the Medical Research Council’s annual writing competition.

The Max Perutz Award, which is in its 18th year 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.  Since the competition started in 1998, hundreds of researchers have submitted entries and taken their first steps in science communication.

Dan is mid-way through his MRC-funded PhD ‘Determining the muscle anabolic and anti-catabolic potential of Ursolic Acid in Ageing’ and is supervised by Dr Andrew Philp (University of Birmingham) and Dr Phil Atherton (University of Nottingham). You can read another of Dan’s articles (for the Birmingham Brief earlier in 2015) here.