Gemma Beasy has recently received the Top Project Award from the Royal Society of Biology. The award recognises the work she carried out for her undergraduate research project conducted at the Quadram Institute with Dr Maria Traka.
The project focused on understanding how dietary sulforaphane, present in broccoli, influences AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in liver cancer.
She was presented the award on the Terrace Pavilion at the Houses of Parliament.
Following her degree, Gemma has started a PhD at the Quadram Institute supervised by Prof. Richard Mithen, funded by the Big C, building on her undergraduate project to look at how diets rich in broccoli prevent prostate cancer progression.