Claire received the award from Pieter Pietschmann (President-Elect), Salvatore Minisola (Research Committee Chair) and Anna Teti (Co-chair of Grants and Awards Sub-committee), in a ceremony at the recent ECTS meeting in Liverpool.
The ECTS is the major organisation in Europe for researchers and clinicians working in the musculoskeletal field.
Professor Mike Horton (1948-2010) was a hematologist-turned-basic scientist who made significant contributions in the bone field and beyond. He performed pioneering work in osteoclast biology which resulted, among other things, in the recognition of the alpha v beta 3 integrin as a therapeutic target for inhibiting bone resorption.
On receiving the award, Claire said “I am honoured to have been selected for the ECTS Mike Horton Award. The ECTS is a fantastic musculoskeletal research community that I am fortunate to be a part of and I am very grateful to all my colleagues who have supported me along the way.”