Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine
Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine

News 2018

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

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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

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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
Crow, Jackson and Ralston awarded grants to study interferonopathies, brain size and Paget’s disease: April 2018

Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (XDF) Programme

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

Simon Herrington International Molecular Pathology Symposium
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

Scottish Genomes Partnership hosts Cabinet Secretary
January 2018: Genome sequencing is being used to help families with undiagnosed rare diseases.

CGEM scientific away day 2018

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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

Genetic variation linked to intelligence
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.