Anne-Marie delivering her lecture

Dr Anne-Marie Krachler, a Birmingham Fellow in the School of Biosciences, received the Biological Systems Early Career Award following a special lecture given at the University of Birmingham on 28 April 2016. 

The award, which is sponsored by the Biochemical Society and consists of a medal and a cheque for £1000, was presented after the lecture in which Anne-Marie described her work on the adhesion of bacterial pathogens to host cells, and the development of novel treatments to interfere with this, and hence, to combat infection.

Anne-Marie is described by the Awards Committee as "an outstanding young researcher who has a passion for discovery, a determination to provide robust, ground-breaking data and an unquenchable enthusiasm to train the next generation of scientists".

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In the video below Dr Krachler describes, in 60 seconds, her research intodeveloping drugs which aim to prevent attachment of bacteria to body tissue and thereby reduce the chances of infection.