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The Alfred Tissières Award in Sheffield

A new procedure was tried at the Sheffield Congress to select the 2013 Alfred Tissières  Young Investigator Award winner.  Three finalists were initially chosen and given travel awards to attend the Congress and to present in a special session chaired by CSSI President Graham Pockley and Secretary-Treasurer Larry Hightower.  The finalists, along with their talk titles, were Maria Bausero from Montevideo (In Search for the Proper Carrier),  Justen Benesch from Oxford (Weighing the Evidence for Small Heat Shock Protein Chaperone Mechanism) and Thomas Prince from Bethesda (Hsp90 Client Protein Interactions: Kinases and Transcription Factors).  The winner was selected at the Council/Editorial Board luncheon following the session.  During the meeting, all three were recognized for their accomplishments and presented certificates, Maria Bausero and Thomas Prince as finalists, and Justin Benesch as the 2013 winner.  Justin also received a copy of George Band’s book “The Road to Rakaposhi” detailing the expedition led by Alfred of the Cambridge University Mountaineering Club to the Karakoram Mountains of Northern Pakistan in 1954.  The bookplate recognizes Justin as the 2013 winner of the Alfred Tissière Young Investigator Award of the Cell Stress Society International.

L to R: 2013 Finalists Thomas and Maria along with Larry Hightower

2013 Winner Justin Benesch

2013 Winner Justin Benesch