Dr Michael O’Callaghan has reached the finals for the 2012 Young Investigator Award for his research into cerebral palsy.
Michael was nominated as the fetal and maternal candidate for his research, which looked at common genetic variations as possible causes of cerebral palsy.
Michael’s study was the largest of its type in the world with over 4,300 participants. Currently there is no cure for cerebral palsy, which makes prevention strategies all the more important.
In its 13th year, the award recognizes excellence in science and science communications in the area of women and children’s health research.
Michael just presented at the semi-finals where he presented a 3 minutes oral presentation on his research followed by 2 minutes of questions from the judges at the Women’s and Children’s hospital.
We wish Michael the best of luck!