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CRUK Intermediate Fellowship

May 2017: Congratulations to Dr Ahsan Akram

Women drive quest for insights into painful infertility condition

May 2017: Colleagues from the MRC Centres for Reproductive Health and Inflammation Research publish findings in The Lancet of a major consultation process into endometriosis

Drug to tackle lung scarring shows promise in clinical trial

May 2017: Early stage clinical trial with a new drug developed by researchers in the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research in collaboration with Galecto Biotech shows promise as a new treatment for patients with lung fibrosis.

Lung study points to new therapies to treat critical illness

May 2017: David Dorward and colleagues from the Rossi group publish a study in Thorax delineating the role of mitochondrial proteins and their signalling in driving lung inflammation.

'Faulty cellular batteries' and leaky gut – a new potential cause of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

April 2017: Gwo-tzer Ho publishes recent study in Mucosal Immunology highlighting the importance of damaged mitochondria and gut inflammation

Medical expert wins royal assent for distinguished academic post

April 2017: Prestigious Award for CIR Principal Investigator

CIR at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

April 2017: The CIR participates at the Edinburgh International Science Festival with the Amazing Immunology workshop

International Inflammation Workshop meeting

March 2017: Congratulations to Chris Lucas

Pfizer SRI President's Presenter's Awards

March 2017: Congratulations to Douglas Gibson

Lung probe that spots infections aims to cut antibiotic overuse

March 2017: A new imaging tool that rapidly diagnoses bacterial lung infections could help prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics in intensive care units

Social Responsibility and Sustainability Awards

March 2017: Congratulations to the sustainability team in the QMRI

Scottish Schools Education Research Centre Training : Supercytes

March 2017: The Centre's new educational resource 'Supercytes' was presented to High School Biology teachers at a Scottish Schools Education Research Centre CPD Training event.

Imaging study seeks to boost care for liver cancer patients

February 2017: Patients facing surgery to remove liver cancers could benefit from advanced imaging technology

Precision Medicine in Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis interview

January 2017: Dr Gwo-tzer Ho speaks about Precision Medicine in Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis in American Journal of Gastroenterology

Staff recognised in New Year’s Honours

January 2017: Professor Haslett recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list

News and events from 2016