Biology Research Award winner

Dynamic rerouting of the carbohydrate flux is key to counteracting oxidative stress
Journal of Biology 2007, 6:10 (21 December 2007)

Markus Ralser, PhD
Markus is a Junior Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics. His main research interest is the behaviour and function of small-molecule dynamics, especially when related to molecular metabolic pathways in living cells.

Medicine Research Award winner

Endometrial regenerative cells: A novel stem cell population
Journal of Translational Medicine 2007, 5:57 (15 November 2007)

Dr Xiaolong Meng
Xiaolong came to Wichita, Kansas, USA and worked in the Bio-Communications Research Institute, a branch of The Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning International, Inc. He has been working in the Institute for more than 16 years. His research interests have focused on how cancer and nutrients are related.

JMCR Research Award winner

A possible new syndrome with growth-hormone secreting pituitary adenoma, colonic polyposis, lipomatosis, lentigines and renal carcinoma in association with familial testicular germ cell malignancy: A case report
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007, 1:9 (28 March 2007)

Dr Phuong Mai, M.D.
Phuong joined the Clinical Genetics Branch of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics as a staff clinician in October 2006. She is involved in a number of epidemiologic and clinical studies aimed at better understanding familial cancer syndromes. Her research interests also include the effects of genetic variations and behavioral factors on cancer risks and early detection and intervention in populations at increased risk for certain cancers, particularly women at increased genetic risk of ovarian cancer.

View Dr Phuong’s award acceptance speech from the BioMed Central Research Awards in 2007.