Dr Atsuko Sato has been awarded the Commendation for Science and Technology (The Young Scientists' Prize) in Japan, for her work on pterobranchs (Atsuko‚Äôs PhD was supervised by Prof. Peter Holland (Oxford), who has long been on MBA Council) and the ascidian Ciona intestinalis in Plymouth over the past decade. Dr Sato would like to thank all the members and staff at the MBA for their long-term generous support for her work, particularly John Bishop, Christine Wood, Colin Brownlee, David Sims and the crew of MBA Sepia.

Dr Sato is set to rejoin the staff at the MBA's Citadel Hill laboratory this summer after being awarded a Ray Lankester Fellowship to further pursue her studies on the ascidian Ciona intestinalis.

Apr 11, 2017 By guba