Back, L to R: Josh Friesen, Isabelle Largillière, Parnian Mehinrad, Daniel Berard, Tyler Thomson. Front, L to R: Nashmia Zia, Amélie Baron, Samantha McWhirter, Alexandra Birkenshaw, Abishek Wadhwa, Yulin Mo. Missing: Michael Valic.
NMIN is proud to acknowledge the NMIN trainees who won top prizes at the Poster Competition of NMIN’s 2022 Scientific Meeting.
Winners: Postdoctoral level
- 1st place: Nashmia Zia (University of Toronto): In-vivo study of self-assembled glycol chitosan nano-radiopharmaceutical for liver imaging
- 2nd place: Daniel Berard (University of British Columbia): Single-Molecule Microscopy Platform for Quantifying hybridization kinetics and enzyme cleavage efficiency
Winners: PhD level
- 1st place: Yulin Mo (University of Toronto): In-vivo study of self-assembled glycol chitosan nano-radiopharmaceutical for liver imaging
- 2nd place: Isabelle Largillière (Polytechnique Montreal): Optoporation mediated by gold nanoparticles to insert siRNA in retinal cells
- 3rd place (tie): Samantha McWhirter (University of Toronto): Investigating the composition of lipid nanoparticles upon loading by LC-MSMS
- 3rd place (tie): Michael Valic (University of Toronto): Nanoparticle mediated photodynamic therapy as a method to ablate oral cavity cancers
- 3rd place (tie): Abishek Wadhwa (University of British Columbia): Single-cell immune profiling reveals cancer immunotherapeutic potential of mRNA-LNPs by tumour-associated macrophage depletion
Winners: MSc level
- 1st place: Josh Freisen (University of British Columbia): Tri-Component Complexes for Delivery of Self-Amplifying RNA
- 2nd place (tie): Amélie Baron (Polytechnique Montréal): Plasmonic enhanced pulsed laser anticancer drug delivery using gold-lipid nanoparticles
- 2nd place (tie): Parnian Mehinrad (University of Alberta): Repurposing Pyronaridine as a novel inhibitor of heterodimeric ERCC1-XPF DNA endonuclease complex for targeted sensitization of colorectal cancer to platinum-based chemotherapeutics
- 3rd place: Alexandra Birkenshaw & co-presenter Tyler Thomson (University of British Columbia): Generation and validation of a luciferase reporter mouse model for adenine base editing
Eighteen judges selected the winning posters from among the 33 submissions displayed at the Competition. The winners were announced by Dr. Suresh Gadde, the Trainee Poster Competition Vice-Chair, at the Gala Dinner of NMIN’s 2022 Scientific Meeting.
Josh Friesen (1st place, MSc-level) presents his poster at the NMIN Scientific Meeting