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2011 news

Archived news from the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences.

New Editor-in-Chief at Journal of Anatomy

Nov 2011: Congratulations to Prof Tom Gillingwater (Centre for Integrative Physiology and Euan MacDonald Centre) on becoming the new Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Anatomy.

Brain study shed light on stroke risk

Oct 2011: A new study by the University's Centre for Integrative Physiology offers fresh insights into the way the brain protects itself when starved of its blood supply.

Brain study sheds light on stroke risk

Paper published in Neuron

June 2011: Tom Pratt has co-authored a recent paper in Neuron which was featured both in a Neuron Editorial and the Wellcome Trust website.

Paper published in Neuron

CIP awarded silver Sustainability Award

May 2011: Congratulations to Janet Philp and team HRB who have been awarded a silver Sustainability Award. This award is only one of 3 in the university and the only one in a research based building.

Edinburgh Sustainability Awards

GUDMAP receives NIH funding

May 2011: As part of an international team, Prof Jamie Davies' lab, has received funding for a 5-year programme from the National Institutes of Health, USA, to develop their GUDMAP database.

GUDMAP receives NIH funding

PhD students scoop Physiological Society prizes

April 2011: Congratulations to Paul Baxter and Clare Puddifoot for winning prizes at the 2011 Physiological Society's Cellular & Integrative Neuroscience Meeting.

PhD students scoop prizes

Nerve repait gene identified

April 2011: Scientists have pinpointed a gene that controls how quickly a person’s nerves can regenerate after injury or disease.

Nerve repair gene identified

New book: An introduction to neural development

April 2011: A new book by Profs' Price, Jarman, Mason and Kind has been published, and is aimed at undergraduates and others new to the field.

Building Brains

Inaugural Research Symposium seeks expressions of interest

Aug 2011: The Inaugural Symposium, on 23-24th August 2011, invites expressions of interests for poster presentations.

Inaugural Research Symposium

Study shed light on brain signalling

March 2011: Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have identified a protein crucial for maintaining the health and function of the segment of nerve fibres that controls transmission of messages within the brain.


Major food, hunger and brain study launched

March 2011: Physiologists from the Centre for Integrative Physiology are participating in a major international study determining the links between the gut, brain and food consumption.

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New spinout company launched

March 2011: Tom Gillingwater and colleagues have successfully launched a new management consultancy as a spinout from the University of Edinburgh: NeuroORG Business Consulting Ltd.

New spinout company launched

ISN Young Scientist Award 2011

Feb 2011: Professor Giles Hardingham has been chosen as the 2011 recipient of the International Society for Neurochemistry Young Scientist Award.

ISN Young Scientist Award 2011

New MRC panel member

Feb 2011: Prof Giles Hardingham has been appointed to the MRC Neuroscience and Mental Health Board from April 2011.

Athena Swan award

Feb 2011: The School of Biomedical Sciences Athena team have conducted a short survey on issues from all staff and at all academic levels, from postgraduate students to professors

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Keeping minds healthy

Jan 2011: The Centre for Integrative Physiology has become the first University department, to achieve the Healthy Working Lives Mental Health and Wellbeing Commendation award.