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Archived news from the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences 2019

Edin Fish Tech 2019

Frontier Technologies in Zebrafish: single-cell transcriptomics, genome-editing, imaging, and behaviour.

Congratulations to Dr Nathalie Rochefort who has been awarded a ERC Consolidator Grant!

The European Research Council awarded Consolidator Grants to 301 top scientists and scholars across Europe. Funding for these researchers, part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is worth in total €600 million, and is very competitive. With this support, the new grantees will have a chance to build up their teams and have far-reaching impact.

Scottish Microscopy Society Logo Competition Winner

Congratulations to Helen Marshall who has won the Scottish Microscopy Society Logo Competition.

‘Anatomicum’ – Dr Jennifer Paxton publishes new anatomy book

A new anatomy book describing the wonder and beauty of the human body has been published by Big Picture Press as part of the ‘Welcome to the Museum’ series, and in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection.

David Munro wins the Alison Douglas Prize for the Best PhD Thesis 2018/2019

Congratulations to David Munro - winner of this year's Alison Douglas Prize

Memoir of Mary Pickford FRS commissioned by The Royal Society

By John F. B. Morrison and John A. Russell

Sandy MacMillan (formerly Evans lab) wins 'best poster' prize!

Sandy MacMillan wins best poster prize in the Respiratory Section Trainee Poster Presentations at Experimental Biology 2019

'Why the drugs don’t work for women and what to do about it' - The Times (2nd July)

Whether you are male or female can make a significant difference to the safety and effectiveness of your medication.

Denholm lab awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Grant

Congratulations to the Denholm lab who have been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Grant to explore the physiological mechanisms underpinning one of most powerful water-extraction systems in nature.

Mason and Price lab members meet FOXG1 families

Members of the Mason and Price labs met with families affected by the neurodevelopmental disorder FOXG1 Syndrome at a recent event in Birmingham.

2019 Scottish Developmental Biology Group Best Talk Prize Winners

Dr Leonardo Cavone (Becker lab) and Dr Sybille Köhler (Denholm lab) win 'Best Talk' prize at this year's SDBG meeting (Scottish Developmental Biology Group)

Stroke-ImPACT, awarded €6M funding from Fondation Leducq

Edinburgh research group led by Dr Barry McColl is part of an international consortium, Stroke-ImPACT, awarded €6M funding from Fondation Leducq to study the immunological mechanisms that link stroke and dementia.

Evans Lab Study Published in Nature Communications

The discovery of this cell-wide web reveals for the first time how cells deliver function-specific calcium signals to coordinate the wide diversity of cellular processes that are modulated by this divalent cation.

David Munro awarded Beddington Medal

Congratulations to David Munro who has been awarded the British Society for Developmental Biology's Beddington Medal for PhD students

Becker Group publish paper in Journal of Neuroscience

Research using zebrafish has revealed how key brain cells that are damaged in people with Parkinson’s disease can be regenerated.

Professor Tara Spires-Jones Elected to European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB)

Congratulations to Professor Tara Spires-Jones from Centre of Discovery Brain Sciences, who has been elected as Term Members for European Dana Alliance for the Brain.

Dementia 'Buddy Scheme' Featured on BBC News

The pioneering dementia ‘buddy scheme’ headed by Dr Chris Henstridge (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) and co-ordinated by Lilian Kennedy (Social Anthropology) brings together university researchers and people living with dementia to enable them to learn from each other.

Congratulations to Prof David Price on his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

David Price is elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Pratt Lab article published and featured on cover of the Journal of Neuroscience.

Congratulations to the Pratt Lab for article published and featured on cover of the Journal of Neuroscience.

Immune cells could hold key to therapies for spinal cord injuries

Insights into how zebrafish repair their damaged nerve connections