Eastman Dental Institute


Mäkelä–Cassell Award for Early Career Scientists

4 July 2016


Md. Ajijur Rahman, a 3rd year PhD student at the Department of Microbial Diseases, has been awarded the prestigious FEMS-ASM Mäkelä – Cassell Travel Award for Early Career Scientists to present his research at the ASM Microbe 2016, the inaugural annual meeting organised by American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC).

Each year the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) selects one candidate from Europe to present his or her research at the ASM’s main conference.

This year the Mäkelä – Cassell Award was presented to Mr. Rahman in a ceremony on 19th of June at ASM Microbe 2016 held in Boston, USA from 16-20th June.

Mr. Rahman, sponsored by a Commonwealth Scholarship, is a member of the Roberts lab and is investigating the presence of integrons and associated antibiotic resistance genes in human oral metagenomic DNA.

award presentation