Prosector wins Marjorie England Dissection Prize

Wednesday 11 January 2023

Congratulations to our Prosector, Olly Kovaljova, who was awarded the Marjorie England Dissection Prize for 2022. The annual award is given by the Institute of Anatomical Sciences (IAS) as part of their Autumn conference. The 2022 conference, which was hosted by the School of Medicine, St Andrews was a great opportunity for anatomists to share their experience with colleagues from around the world.

The Marjorie England Dissection Prize was established in 2000 and named in honour of the former IAS President and comes with a glass trophy. The competition is adjudicated by a panel of experienced anatomists from universities across the UK and is judged on the criteria of technical and intellectual complexity and the usefulness of the poster as a teaching aid. Olly’s winning submission comprised an A3 poster on “Nerves and Arteries of Oral and Pharyngeal Regions” and was based on a prosection she carried out with anatomical advice from Mr Fraser Chisholm, Anatomy Teacher in the School of Medicine, St Andrews. The judges commented on the excellent prosection work and noted the complexity of the region being investigated.

Dr Enis Cezayirli, Lead Anatomist at St Andrews, said of the win, “Olly truly deserved this prize. She has the knowledge, skills and patience to create excellent prosections, depicting even the tiniest structures and enabling mastering 3-dimensional anatomy in an easier manner”.

2 people face the camera, one holds a glass trophy
(Left) Stephen Franey, Vice Chair & Meetings Organiser for IAS from Kings College and (right) Olly Kovaljova, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews at the IAS conference dinner and prize ceremony.

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