The posting below is copied in part from the BMC Blog posting made by Hilary Glover this morning (our congratulations to Aine McKnight for her award winning paper published in Retrovirology):
BioMed Central presented its 6th Annual Research Awards last night at Emirates Stadium, London, UK. Celebrating the very best research that has been made available by open access publishing, more than 100 guests attended the prestigious ceremony including leading researchers, shortlisted authors and science journalists from around the world.
The winners were selected by internationally renowned judges from over 230 BioMed Central journals which published more than 18,000 peer-reviewed open access articles over the last 12 months.
BioMed Central Research Award
The overall winner of the prestigious BioMed Central Research Award, selected from a shortlist consisting of the winners of the 10 subject categories, was Áine McKnight.Professor of Viral Pathology at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London (Microbiology, Immunology, Infection and Inflammation Prize) for her work ‘. A whole genome screen for HIV restriction factors’Retrovirology 2011, 8:94
Áine was educated in Dublin, Ireland. She studied for her PhD with Professors Robin Weiss and Paul Clapham on antibody mediated neutralization and tropism of HIV (at ICR and UCL, London). As an early Research Wellcome Trust Career Fellow, and later as a Medical Research Council (UK) Senior Fellow, she developed her own research interest into the pathology of HIV and factors that restrict infection of the host target cell by HIV.