WEHI Doctoral Student Wins Cartherics Award
Natalia Benetti’s winning presentation was a hit at virtual Victorian meeting
By Leigh Dayton
27 August 2021
Cartherics CEO Alan Trounson congratulates Natalia Benetti for her important research in developmental cell biology: “It’s great work and very well presented”.
The company also applauds the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute for successfully organising the 13th Victorian State Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology (ANZSCDB). The online event ran on 26 August from the University of Melbourne and attracted 238 registrants.
As a co-sponsor of the meeting, Cartherics was honoured to provide the award Benetti won, the ‘Cartherics Flash talk/Poster presentation’.
The award-winning research was conducted in Marnie Blewitt’s laboratory in WEHI’s Epigenetics and Development Division. The laboratory focuses on molecular mechanisms behind epigenetic control of gene expression.
Entitled ‘Maternal Smchd1 is required for skeletal patterning and Hox gene silencing’, Benetti presented the outstanding 3-minute flash talk plus electronic poster in the conference category ‘Tissue Patterning and Development’.
Benetti presented the outstanding 3-minute flash talk plus electronic poster in the conference category ‘Tissue Patterning and Development’.
According to Trounson, “It’s extremely interesting that maternal Smchd 1 is needed for skeletal patterning”.