Biomedical Sciences

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News from Biomedical Sciences for 2019.

Parkinson’s disease clues from zebrafish study

Congratulations to Dr Thomas Becker (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) who has published new findings on zebrafish regeneration in the Journal of Neuroscience

Graduate spotlight: Denisse Guitarra

A month in the life of a Conservation Advocate in America.

Staff Spotlight: Dr Dorothy Tse

Dr Dorothy Tse standing beside her memory maze
Our spotlight shines on Dr Dorothy Tse this month who explains about her research in the neurobiology of learning and memory

Principal formally opens ZJE Institute

Image of all UoE and ZJE staff outside the newly opened Institute by the Principal
Edinburgh Principal Professor Peter Mathieson has officially opened a campus in China that will translate medical research into technologies to improve healthcare.

My Name'5 Doddie Foundation donates to MND Research

Congratulations to Professor Thomas Gillingwater (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) for his joint award of ~500K from Doddie Weir's 'My Name'5 Doddie Foundation'.

New collaborative paper in Molecular Cell

Dr Gracjan Michlewski (Infection Medicine) has published a collaborative paper in Molecular Cell on the dynamics and roles of RNA-bound proteome during viral infections.

Publication and feature on cover of the Journal of Neuroscience

Congratulations to the Pratt group who have published their recent findings and featured on the cover of the Journal of Neuroscience

Do your looks betray you?

The evening of the 31st of January saw over 200 people fill the anatomy lecture theatre for the latest in a series of Anatomical museum talks.

Staff spotlight - Dr Sharron Ogle

Dr Sharron Ogle at the Global Health Academy stand in Dynamic Earth
Dr Sharron Ogle, Programme Director of the online MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health programme, talks about the huge body of knowledge our online learners bring to the digital learning environment and the challenges of making academia globally accessible.

Professor Mayank Dutia retires

Mayank Dutia
Professor Mayank Dutia has retired from his role as Director of Postgraduate Teaching at the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences after almost 40 years working for the University of Edinburgh.

Mob leader who tamed Edinburgh’s unruly masses returns to city

Close up of Bowed Joseph's face
A notorious 18th century rabble rouser has returned to Edinburgh in the form of a life-sized model cast from his skeleton.

Dr Nathalie Rochefort selected as EMBO young investigator

EMBO logo and Image of Dr Nathalie Rochefort who has been elected to the EMBO Investigator Programme
Congratulations to Dr Nathalie Rochefort (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) who has been selected as an EMBO Young Investigator.