The Krebs Memorial Scholarship is offered to PhD candidates within the top 5% nationally whose very promising research career has been interrupted for extraordinary non-academic reasons. The scholarship is a mark of exceptional academic distinction and recognition of outstanding promise within Biochemistry or an allied biomedical science. It was set up following an appeal launched at the Biochemical Society’s meeting in December 1982 to commemorate the life and work of Sir Hans Krebs FRS.
The award goes to one scholar nationwide each year, and this year DPhil student Adam Wells from the Wilson Group, has received this sought after scholarship in recognition of his academic distinction and research promise, which will cover his fees and living expenses over the forthcoming academic year. Adam works on cell-signalling with specific focus on exosome signalling. He uses a mix of Drosophila fly research and human cell culture research to look at how exosomes are made in the context of cancer. Alongside other Wilson lab members, he has also looked at how exosomes are related to amyloid proteins and neurodegeneration.
On receipt of his award, Adam said: "I was thrilled to be awarded the scholarship, it opens up new possibilities in terms of future research and it will be a huge help for me going forward".
This follows Adam's success last month in the University of Oxford's 2022 Peter Beaconsfield Prize, receiving the £500 Runner-up Prize for his essay entitled "A closer look at exosomes: Microscope-based studies of exosome regulation and biogenesis".