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The following news articles were published in 2024.

Under the Skin public lectures

IGC hosted inaugural lectures showcasing the work of three skin experts: May 2024

hEDS-START project recognised with research impact award

The hEDS-START project from the Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine has been awarded the Responsible Engagement and Innovation Award at the University’s inaugural Impact Festival.

New paper from Dr Kathy Evans’ research group describes a pilot drug screen for Alzheimer’s disease using human neural progenitor cells

Dr Kathy Evans and Dr Amina McDiarmid
The recent publication in the journal Brain Communications uses a cell morphology-based imaging assay to classify hits in a pilot drug screen on a human neural progenitor cell model of Alzheimer’s disease.

Rare disease genetics reveals microtubule mechanism for ciliopathies

Using patient cells, organoid and mouse models, Dodd et al reveal how cilia are key to how different mutations in a single tubulin gene can result in multiple rare diseases.

Generation Scotland halfway to recruiting 20k new volunteers

Generation Scotland logo
Generation Scotland, Scotland’s largest family health study, hit an incredible 10,000 new volunteer sign-ups at the end of February, marking the halfway point to their total recruitment target of 20,000.

Abbott Research Group hosts the first ever EEF1A2 Community Conference

Families, researchers and clinicians from all over the world attended online for a 3-hour programme of presentations on EEF1A2-related neurodevelopmental disorder, organised by PhD student Heather Love.

People living with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome share their experiences

Kathryn Berg and Dervil Dockrell hosted the HSD/hEDS: Translating Research into Change event to engage with people living with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) and to share research developments.

Versus Arthritis Fellow Dr Erika Kague joins IGC

Headshot of Erika Kague
Dr Kague will develop a research programme investigating the role of osteocytes in bone diseases

Growing recognition for QuPath software led from the IGC

Cartoon of scientists in front of QuPath logo
QuPath’s importance for research highlighted by workshops, talks, announcements, downloads, and an awards ceremony at the House of Lords.

Study uncovers the mechanism behind sickness and nausea that occur during pregnancy

A new study from authors including IGC’s Professor Caroline Hayward, and using data from the Generation Scotland cohort, uncovers that sensitivity to the protein GDF15 explains why many experience sickness and nausea whilst pregnant

CGEM welcomes the 2023 cohort of PhD students

Four new PhD students have begun their studies this year with CGEM based researchers as supervisors or co-supervisors.

CGEM Away Day 2023

 A group photo of all the speakers from the CGEM Away Day
The Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine gathered for their 2023 Away Day.

Dervil Dockrell and Kathryn Berg named 2023 Ehlers-Danlos Support UK Community Champions

Kathryn Berg and Dervell Dockrell with their EDS UK Community Champion Award Certificates
The researchers were honoured at an award presentation at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer.