Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

News Jan-Jun 2020

CCBS news from January to June 2020.

Clues to ageing come to light in vivid snapshots of brain cell links

Jun 2020: Many congratulations to Prof Seth Grant and colleagues who have published a mouse brain synapse atlas, from birth to old age, in the journal 'Science'.

Spin-out project to rebuild voices of people who have lost theirs

June 2020: People who have lost, or are at risk of losing, their voice due to a medical condition are set to be helped by a new spin-out company that will create a personalised synthetic version of their voice.

CCBS Investigator receives Ted Burns Humanism in Neurology Award

Apr 2020: Congratulations to Professor Jon Stone who received the award from the American Brain Foundation.

New leadership for Division of Psychiatry

Apr 2020: Prof Andrew McIntosh, Chair of Biological Psychiatry, has now taken over from Prof Stephen Lawrie as Head of the Division of Psychiatry.

Stroke Research Group – change of leadership, change of name

Apr 2020: The renamed Cerebrovascular Research Group in CCBS will be headed by Prof Rustam Al-Shahi Salman.

Prof Seth Grant awarded Horizon2020 ERC Advanced Grant

Mar 2020: Congratulations to Professor Seth Grant on being named as one of 185 researchers who are recipients of a European Research Council Advanced Grant.

New app could reduce stress around children’s autism assessment

Feb 2020: The stress and anxiety of a potential autism diagnosis could be reduced by a new mobile phone app that has been developed by CCBS researchers.

Experiences of a Parliamentary secondment

Feb 2020: PhD student Maggi Laurie reflects on her 3-month secondment to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Awards for PhD students at the CCBS Away Day 2020

Feb 2020: The John D Matthews Postgraduate Award recipient, and the CCBS 'Three-Minute Thesis 'competition winners received prizes at our recent Centre Away Day.

New clinical trial seeks people with motor neurone disease

January 2020: CCBS researchers have launched the innovative MND-SMART clinical trial for people with motor neurone disease.

Personal Chair for David Hunt

Feb 2020: Many congratulations to David Hunt who has become Professor of Neuroinflammatory Medicine.