An archive of Centre news from 2018.
Understanding the genetic basis of stress-sensitivity and depression.
In recent papers published in PLOS One and Translational Psychiatry, Dr Pippa Thomson describes work from her lab on the genetics of stress response and depressive symptoms. February 2019
Patients engage with research on Paget's Awareness Day
Professor Stuart Ralston’s Bone Group, in collaboration with the Paget’s Association, invited patients with Paget’s disease to attend a buffet lunch, followed with presentations on Friday 11: January 2019
Reverse transcriptase inhibitors in Aicardi-Goutières syndrome
A study into the use of reverse transcriptase inhibitors for the treatment of Aicardi-Goutières syndrome. December 2018.
Generation Scotland - Leading the way in biobank data access for research
Generation Scotland is leading the way in biobank data access for research. December 2018
Type 1 Interferon Biomarker Study in Autoimmune Disease.
Joint funding initiative Connect Immune, supports research into interferon role in autoimmunity. November 2018
Epigenetic Predictors of Health and Lifestyle
Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine scientists develop DNA-based predictors of a range of health and lifestyle factors: October 2018
New Partnership to Develop Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis
Centre for Genomic and Experimental medicine researchers are teaming up with leading figures from industry to advance development of a gene therapy for cystic fibrosis: August 2018
Science Insights work experience week
It’s been another successful year for the Science Insights work experience week: August 2018
Tours, Talks and Tea Party - people-powered genetic research
For the MRC Festival of Medical Research, the MRC Human Genetics Unit celebrated research findings that public participation in Generation Scotland has made possible: June 2018
Bowel disease study points to new therapies for lifelong conditions
Treatments for incurable bowel conditions may be a step closer following the discovery of a key molecule associated with disease flare-ups. Researchers say the finding helps to explain the underlying cause of disorders such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The discovery could also lead to new tests to help doctors monitor patients’ condition and help them to tailor treatments accordingly: May 2018
3 IGMM researchers awarded ERC Advanced Grants
Crow, Jackson and Ralston awarded grants to study interferonopathies, brain size and Paget’s disease: April 2018
Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (XDF) Programme
Up to 8 fellows who have acquired strong data analytical and/or computational skills from their PhD studies in physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or similar are to be recruited: Closing date 8 March 2018
International Molecular Pathology Symposium – IMPS 2018
International Molecular Pathology Symposium – IMPS 2018: April 2018
MRC IGMM Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategy Launched
February 2018: The MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine launches its 2018-2022 Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategy.
Scottish Genomes Partnership hosts Cabinet Secretary at Edinburgh Genomics
January 2018: Genome sequencing is being used to help families with undiagnosed rare diseases.
CGEM scientific away day 2018
January 2018: This year’s all-staff away day focused on student presentations, highlighting the future of CGEM research.
Genetic variation linked to problem-solving abilities
January 2018: A DNA study of Generation Scotland participants reveals that genes are a key to problem-solving powers.
Feature: The many faces of Mairead Bermingham
January 2018: Mairead is a valued IGMM researcher, teacher, and advocate of public engagement.