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TRIG and NDS have launched the Andrew Bushell Travel Bursary Fund in memory of an outstanding senior researcher and lecturer.

Dr Andrew Bushell, who sadly passed away in December 2016, was an integral part of the Wood Lab and later the Transplantation Research Immunology Group (TRIG) in the Department of Surgical Sciences. He made many contributions to the field of transplantation and to the Wood Lab/TRIG over the 33 years that he was in the group and is fondly remembered by his friends and colleagues.

To celebrate Andrew's career and his contributions to the success of the Wood Lab/TRIG, the Andrew Bushell Travel Bursary Fund, in collaboration with his widow Ginny and his colleagues, has been set up to help provide travel bursaries for graduate students and early career researchers to attend meetings.  

Andrew was passionate about educating and training young scientists, and he put his heart into making sure that all of his graduate students did their very best work. He was very proud of the achievements of all of the students and fellows that have been members of the Wood Lab/TRIG over the years.

Professor Kathryn Wood, Emeritus Professor of Immunology, said: 'It is getting harder and harder to find funds to send researchers to meetings so that they can gain the invaluable experience of presenting their work to an international audience. This travel fund will make it possible.'

The University of Oxford Development Office have kindly agreed to support this initiative and host a webpage where donations can be made. The department has an initial target of £10,000, which would be to fund at least two Andrew Bushell Travel Bursaries per year of the order of £700-£1000 each per year for five years.

If you would like to remember Andrew in this way please follow this link: www.campaign.ox.ac.uk/bushell-memorial-travel

If you would like any further information about how the fund will work, please contact Monica Dolton: monica.dolton@nds.ox.ac.uk