Erkin Kuru's poster wins best poster prize
Poster explains bacterial cell biology to bioengineers at conference
Posted: Monday, July 7, 2014Graduate student Erkin Kuru won the best poster prize at the Metabolic Engineering X conference held in Vancouver June 15-19, 2014. Kuru's poster was titled, "Decorating bacterial surfaces by designer molecules advances the fundamental knowledge about bacterial growth." It was one of only a few entries showing work on a basic science (bacterial cell biology) to a community of bioengineers, who were not likely to have been previously exposed to that research.
Erkin Kuru is a graduate student in Clyde Culbertson Professor of Biology Yves Brun's lab and Associate Professor of Chemistry Michael VanNieuwenhze's lab. Kuru's research interests focus on cell wall growth and dynamics.
Samuel N. Rosenberg (translator)