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.