PhD student Stephen Holmes wins Thermo Scientific Award

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Stephen Holmes in the lab

Stephen Holmes, a first year PhD student in the Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology, had been selected as one of two recipients of the 2022 Thermo Scientific Tandem Mass Tag (TMT) Research Award.

This international award supports Stephen's work on single-cell proteomics and virology. The winners were announced at the 70th American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics in the USA.

Two winners receive awards of TMT and other mass spectrometry-related reagents, valued at US$11,000. The scientists will use these awards to quantify, normalize and streamline global protein expression studies using mass spectrometry.

Stephen’s supervisor, Dr Ed Emmott, himself a previous recipient of the award, said: "I am delighted that Stephen has been awarded this prestigious award supporting his work in further developing single-cell proteomics and its applications to the study of RNA viruses."

Stephen commented: "It is a great privilege to receive a TMT research award. I’m grateful for the support of my supervisor and my colleagues in the CPR and am excited to be able to take my single-cell proteomics studies in new directions."

Based within the Centre for Proteome Research, Stephen’s research focusses on mass spectrometry-based analysis of hundreds to thousands of proteins and their modifications at single-cell level, across thousands of single-cells. He has particular interests in norovirus and coronavirus infections.