UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network (UKPIN) Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 Congratulations to Dr Dinakantha Suramya Kumararatne who has been a warded the UKPIN Lifetime Achievement Award for his unstinting service to the primary immune deficiency community throughout his career, specifically in the field of mycobacterial disease and cytokine defects.
12th October -30th October 2015 The clinical Schools staff survey provides all employees working in the school with the opportunity to say what you think about a range of workplace topics. An email link to the web-survey will be sent to you.
Bone researchers in the University Departments of Medicine (Dr Ken Poole’s group) and Engineering have teamed up with sports scientists from Loughborough University to show the beneficial effects of short bursts of exercise on bone health. The HIP-HOP study (part-funded by the National Osteoporosis Society) proved that a single 3-minute bout of multidirectional hopping exercise performed […]
EMINENT Initiative – Cambridge key player in the successful £16 million consortium bid to crack difficult inflammatory diseases such as COPD and Fibrosis Cambridge was part of a successful £16 million bid to work with the MRC, GSK and four other UK universities to improve scientists’ understanding of inflammatory and fibrotic diseases using experimental medicine […]
Dr John Bradley, the director of the NIHR Cambridge BRC, has received a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours. Dr Bradley has been instrumental to research carried out across Cambridge University Hospitals, fostering exciting and productive working relationships with the University of Cambridge, other NHS Trusts and industry partners. For more information on his work please refer to […]
Prof. Sharon Peacock has been elected as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). EMBO Members are elected annually in recognition of their contributions to scientific excellence. Selection as a member is thus a tribute to her research and achievements in the scientific community.
Prof Margaret Ashcroft has been awarded a Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) Bayer Healthcare co-funded drug discovery award to progress her group’s novel hypoxia signalling small molecule inhibitors towards clinical development. Prof Margaret Ashcroft will lead the multidisciplinary project partnership with Bayer, and involves her collaborations with University College London (UCL) School of Pharmacy and Cancer Research […]
Many human viruses are enveloped in a lipid membrane. To deliver their genome into a host cell, enveloped viruses must fuse their lipid membrane with a cellular membrane. In a recent study Yorgo Modis and colleagues, from the Department of Medicine University Research Unit in the MRC-LMB, tracked virus particles from the flavivirus genus as […]
Bone researchers in the University Departments of Medicine and Engineering have teamed up with sports scientists from Loughborough University to show the beneficial effects of short bursts of exercise on bone health. The HIP-HOP study (part-funded by the National Osteoporosis Society) proved that a single 3-minute bout of multidirectional hopping exercise performed daily thickened the […]
Andres Floto has been appointed as Professor of Respiratory Biology from 1st December 2014, Andres research group works on the molecular basis of phagocytosis and phagosomal function, how these processes influence the host responses to bacterial and mycobacterial infection, and how cell-autonomous immunity can be therapeutically enhanced. The group is also utilising population-level whole genome […]