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Samanta Mariani is awarded a Chancellor's Fellowship

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January 2021: Samanta Mariani becomes a Chancellor's Fellow at the Centre, following successful application to the prestigious 5-year tenure track scheme.

STOPCOVID team wins the Principal's Award for Exceptional Contribution

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December 2020: The Principal's Medal is the highest award that can be given in recognition of staff and students' outstanding contributions to the University.

Ross Dobie wins the SULSA Wildcard Prize 2020

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December 2020: Postdoctoral researcher Ross Dobie has been awarded the Wildcard Prize by SULSA as part of their Early Career Researcher (ECR) Prizes.

Research collaboration awarded €750,000 to find AI routes to liver diagnosis

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December 2020: Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are part of an international collaboration that has been awarded €750,000 (£690,000) for a project to develop diagnostic tools for liver disease affecting millions worldwide.

Portraits of the pandemic: celebrating CIR scientists in the College COVID-19 response

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December 2020: Three members of the Centre feature in new portraits celebrating the response of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (CMVM) to the pandemic.

Promising new target for the treatment of bile duct cancer

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November 2020: New research suggests that disruption of a chemical messenger TWEAK could disrupt the growth of an aggressive form of liver cancer and improve the effectiveness of current treatments for the disease.

£6.1 million secured to transform healthcare with deep ultraviolet light

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September 2020: The U-Care project aims to develop new treatments for dangerous infections and inoperable tumours – two of the biggest challenges in modern medicine.

Frances Collins awarded Chartered Scientist

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September 2020: Chartered scientist status is an award made by the Science Council to those with evidence of outstanding achievement, skills, specialist knowledge and independent management of complex problems as well as professional integrity.

Doug Gibson wins the Wellcome-Beit Prize for his fellowship application

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September 2020: In addition to his Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, Doug Gibson has been awarded the Wellcome-Beit Prize in recognition of the quality of his fellowship application.

Prakash Ramachandran wins the EASL Emerging Leader Award

September 2020: The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) have awarded Dr Prakash Ramachandran their Emerging Leader Award for 2020

NIHR and UKRI funding for Covid-19 research

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August 2020: Unprecedented effort by UK immunologists to search for answers on COVID-19

CIR Promotions - August 2020

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August 2020: The CIR would like to congratulate Marc Vendrell and Doug Gibson on their recent promotions

EBSOC Delivery Team wins the CIR Public Engagement award 2020

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June 2020 – Ross Dobie, Elena Dora and Katie Smith have been presented with the Centre’s 2020 Trainee Award for Excellence in Public Engagement for their work with schools, including lab-based workshops at EBSOC.

Jennifer Shelley wins the IRR Early Career Innovators Competition

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June 2020: CIR PhD student Jennifer Shelley has won the IRR Early Career Innovators Competition, pitching to industry and investment experts to win £5k research funding.

QMRI cell sorting facility wins Silver Award for sustainability

The Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility win a Silver Lab Sustainability Award
January 2020:The Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility is the first BioQuarter lab to achieve a Silver Sustainability Award.

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