Xiaoqi Feng has been awarded a prize in the SET for Britain competition

19 March 2009

Xiaoqi Feng has won the Mendel Medal in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences category of the SET for Britain competition. SET (science, engineering and technology) for Britain aims to present ground-breaking research at Westminster and get MPs and Lords talking to young researchers.

Xiaoqi Feng is in her third year of a DPhil in Plant Sciences. Her poster, ‘Male meiotic cells and their tapetal nurse calls are derived from distinct cell lineages in higher plants’, looked at a discovery about plant reproduction which could help with developing new strategies for seed production.

Xiaoqi Feng says her work wouldn’t have been possible without the support she’s received from colleagues and friends. ‘I am also very grateful for the funding for my study and research provided by the Clarendon Scholarship and the ORS Award – without it, none of this would have been possible.’

For further information please see the news item on the University of Oxford website.