Up to date news from the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences.
Picture that Research! 2021 G2PD Image competition
G2PD Team announce "Picture that Research" - our first Postdoc Image Competition.
Evelyn Telfer awarded CBE “for services to Female Reproductive Biology”.
Huge congratulations from all at CDBS!
Dr Tian Tian (formerly Price now Nolan lab) to speak at 'Development presents....'
Wednesday 12th May at 16.00
New paper from the Cousin lab published in Science Advances
The work uncovers how the non-canonical SNARE protein VAMP4 controls the probability of neurotransmitter release by coupling synaptic vesicle recycling to a major metabolic and signaling hub in neurons, the endolysosomal system.
Professor Tara Spires-Jones appointed the President-elect of the British Neuroscience Association
Congratulations to Professor Tara Spires-Jones
The Denholm lab contribute to a new study investigating systemic osmoregulation in beetles
New publication in PNAS.
Debut online 2021 Edinburgh Brain Bee competition
Congratulations to the winners!
Anatomy PhD student wins award from The Anatomical Society
Congratulations to Christina Loukopoulou!
New BBSRC award to investigate integration of object and place codes in the brain
Well done to Brianna Vandrey and Matt Nolan.
Prof Richard Ribchester retires after 40 years service
Professor Richard Ribchester retired from the University of Edinburgh on 30th September 2020 after 40 years of outstanding service at the University of Edinburgh.
Undergraduates in Denholm Lab publish first paper
In their paper Yilan Shen, Sunna Haidar, Mihail Nikolaev & Denis Beqja describe the use of a transgenic tarantula toxin as a novel tool to study mechanosensitive ion channels in Drosophila.
Stefan Lab awarded PhD grant from Medical Research Scotland
New computational techniques project
Medical Research Scotland Award for the Paxton Lab
4-year funding award from Medical Research Scotland (MRS)
New grant award for the Cousin lab
Understanding and treating DNM1 epilepsy
Professor Sir Adrian Bird jointly awarded the 2020 Brain Prize
Many congratulations from CDBS colleagues!
EUSA 2020 student teaching awards - Kendell Teaching award winners
Congratulations to Dawn Livingstone (Winner) and Jamie Davies (Runner Up)
Prof Tom Gillingwater elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Congratulations to Professor Tom Gillingwater, who becomes a Fellow of The Royal Society in recognition of outstanding contributions across Anatomical research, education, engagement and wider knowledge exchange.
2020 Edinburgh Brain Bee promotes brain science to High School pupils
A group of University of Edinburgh students and neuroscientists including Dr Dorothy Tse (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) organised the annual Edinburgh Brain Bee competition, which was held at the University of Edinburgh on 22 February 2020. Dr Jennifer Paxton, a lecturer in anatomy gave a talk on anatomy and tissue engineering. The event was funded by the Principal's Teaching Award Scheme at the University of Edinburgh and also supported by Edinburgh Neuroscience.
New book by Prof Gareth Leng
Congratulations to Professor Gareth Leng (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) and his son Dr Rhodri Leng (School of Social Sciences) who have published a new book called The Matter of Facts - which explores how scientists produce and use evidence.
Dr Barry McColl awarded Brain Research UK funding
Manipulating microglial/macrophage function via CSF1R to improve functional recovery and neuroplasticity after stroke.
McColl Lab in Fondation Leducq consortium
McColl Lab one of 11 members forming a transatlantic network funded by 5y $6M grant to investigate the role of neuroimmune mechanisms influencing cognitive trajectory after stroke.
Doitsidou Lab identify protective gut bacteria in a C. elegans Parkinson's model
Paper "Probiotic Bacillus subtilis Protects against α-Synuclein Aggregation in C. elegans" is now online on Cell Reports.
Landmark trial seeks people with MND to test potential treatments
Hundreds of people living with motor neurone disease are being invited to take part in one of the UK’s most comprehensive clinical trials in a generation. The UK-wide trial – called MND-SMART – aims to find treatments that can slow, stop or reverse disease progression. The long-term study will ensure that new medicines can be tested for years to come, researchers say.