Centre for Inflammation Research

News and events 2016

Previous news and events

New therapy aids bid to beat organ failure caused by pancreatitis

January 2016: Patients suffering organ failure caused by a common inflammatory condition could be helped by a new therapy

Farewell and good luck to Professor John Iredale

January 2016: Former Centre Director leaves Edinburgh University

Grants awarded by the MS Society

February 2016: Dr Anne Astier receives 2 of the 16 grants awarded by the MS Society for 2015

Bid to beat baby chest infection boosted by immune study

March 2016: Babies at risk of a serious lung infection could be helped by a therapy based on the body’s natural immune defences

Immune study published in Science shows how gut keeps deadly infections at bay

March 2016: Study discovers how the immune system stops bacteria in our gut from leaking into the blood stream and causing body-wide inflammation

Congratulations to Dr Richard Mellanby

April 2016: Prestigious 2016 Petplan Scientific Achievement Award

CIR at the Edinburgh Fringe

April 2016: Beltane public engagement series in the Edinburgh Fringe

Athena SWAN Silver Award

May 2016: The Deaneries of Clinical Sciences and Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences have been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award.

Immune study offers treatment hope for arthritis patients

May 2016: Study shows how compounds produced by the body’s immune system help to dampen inflammation and prevent damage to healthy tissues

Vitamin D in study spotlight

May 2106: Research is taking place to investigate the effects of vitamin D on the health of pet dogs

Athena SWAN Inspiring Women 2-Inspiring Everyone

May 2016: On the 31st May QMRI was host to the outstanding Athena SWAN Inspiring Women 2-Inspiring Everyone!

Congratulations to Dr Jenna Cash

June 2016: Sir Henry Dale Fellowship awarded

Congratulations to Professor Adam Hill

June 2016: Honorary Professorship in Respiratory Medicine at the University of Edinburgh awarded

Congratulations to Dr Sharon Hannah

June 2016: British Empire Medal awarded for services to medical research

Royal Society of Chemistry Award

June 2016: University of Edinburgh researchers win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award

Congratulations to Professor Philippa Saunders

June 2016: Academy of Medical Sciences expert working group on ‘Team Science’

Welfare boost for Multiple Sclerosis mice

August 2016: Researchers have developed an improved approach to studying multiple sclerosis in mice, which has significant benefits for the animals’ welfare

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016

August 2016: Festival fringe show “Cervical Cancer - You’re History”

Congratulations to Dr Eilise Ryan

August 2016: Dr Eilise Ryan has been awarded a Wellcome Research Training Fellowship

Professor Debby Bogaert joins the CIR

September 2016: The CIR welcomes Professor Debby Bogaert

Highly prestigious Dorothy Hodgkin fellowship awarded

September 2016: Congratulations to Emily Gwyer Findlay

Welcome to Sheonagh Law

September 2016: PhD to investigate whether neutrophil extracellular traps are pro-inflammatory in cystic fibrosis

Skin’s own defences point towards new eczema therapies

October 2016: The body’s own natural defences could be harnessed in a potential therapy for a common skin condition, research suggests.

Deal gives boost to disease research

October 2016: A major breakthrough in peptide chemistry and biomedical sciences, paving the way for a better understanding of disease onset and behaviour

Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship award

October 2016: Congratulations to Debby Bogaert and Robert Gray on this award

Immune cell insight offers hope for tackling deadly lung condition

November 2016: Research into life-threatening lung condition triggered by blood poisoning

Personal Tutor of the Year award

November 2016: Congratulations to Professor Sarah Howie on this award

MRC Senior Clinical Fellowship award

November 2016: Congratulations to Mr Damian Mole

Lord Smith Medal winner 2016

December 2016: Congratulations to Alastair Hayes

Long serving member of staff honoured

December 2016: Congratulations to Pat Swan on her 40 years service

British Thoracic Society Medical Student Prize for 2016

December 2016: Congratulations to Sam Williams