Lifetime Achievement Award for Biosciences Professor
10 October 2016
Professor Bruce Caterson from Cardiff University School of Biosciences has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work in the field of orthopaedic research.
Professor Caterson was presented with his award at the 2016 International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS) meeting which was held in September 2016 in Xi’an, China. He has also been made a permanent ICORS Fellow.
The International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS) serves as a forum, which gathers together a global community of basic, translational and clinical musculoskeletal researchers.
Professor Caterson has over 45 years’ experience in the field of musculoskeletal research, with a particular emphasis on studies involving the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis and intervertebral disc diseases. He is past President or Chairman of the USA Orthopeadic Research Society, the British Orthopaedic Research Society, the British Society for Matrix Biology and the UK Society for Back Pain Research.
Over the past 40 years his lab has developed monoclonal antibody (mAb) technologies for studies of connective tissue proteoglycan metabolism in health and disease, and many of these are now commercially available to researchers worldwide.
On receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, Professor Caterson said,
“I am honoured to receive this award and I very much appreciate the support and important input of the numerous students, PhDs, post-docs and colleagues who have worked with me in my labs over these past 40 plus years; without them I could not have received this prestigous award”
Professor Jim Murray, Head of the School of Biosciences, added
“On behalf of the School of Biosciences, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Professor Caterson on this fantastic achievement. The award is very much deserved, recognising the important contributions Professor Caterson has made to the field of musculoskeletal research.”