ApconiX was delighted to hear that Dr Kimberly Rockley had received a EUROTOX Fellowship Grant to attend the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference in the USA this August.

The Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity Conference “Integration of Emerging Technologies in Mechanistic and Translational Toxicology” runs from the 11th to the 16th of August and is being held at the Proctor Academy, Andover near Boston in the US. This GRC is a forum for showcasing the latest unpublished and innovative advances in mechanistic toxicological research and its translational application to safety assessment, risk management and public health policy. Daily poster sessions will provide participants the opportunity to present their latest, unpublished work in an atmosphere that fosters a relaxed dialog and idea sharing.

Kim will also be attending the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) “Mechanisms Governing Sexually Dimorphic Outcomes in Toxicology” which runs immediately before the conference from the 10th to 11th August. The GRS is organized and run by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. It provides an extended opportunity for trainees and young scientists to learn about cutting-edge science and to network with their future colleagues.

Kim will be presenting at the seminar too since her abstract was submitted for platform presentation.  Kim’s talk “In Vitro Evaluation of Anthracycline-induced Cardiotoxicity and Mitigation by Perturbation of Angiotensin Signalling” is taken from her PhD thesis.

It’s going to be a busy summer for Kim because she has also applied for the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.  The international Prize is awarded annually to four young scientists for outstanding life science research for which he/she earned a doctoral degree in the previous two years

The Prize was created to recognize that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community and the need to encourage the best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research. The grand prize-winning essay will be published in Science and essays from the three category winners will be published online.

“I’m really excited about attending the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference this year.  It’s a great opportunity to meet new colleagues and learn more about and become more involved in cutting edge science”, commented Kim.

Professor Ruth Roberts, Director and Co-Founder of ApconiX, who is also attending the Gordon Research Conference, added “We are all extremely proud of Kim and look forward to her future contribution to advancing science in the field of toxicology and drug discovery”.