Biomedical Sciences

MRC Grant for Super-Resolution Imaging to Brophy Lab

Congratulations to the Brophy lab who have been awarded £765,438 from the Medical Research Council to study how the node of Ranvier is assembled.

The node is a crucial structure in the nervous system that is absolutely necessary for fast conduction of impulses in our nerves and which is disrupted in demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

The study will use state of the art microscopy in collaboration with the new Edinburgh Super Resolution Imaging Centre.