News and events 2018
Read the latest news & events from the Centre for Inflammation Research
PhD student wins poster prize
November 2018: Pieter Louwe was awarded one of four prizes.
Proteus to be awarded Combined Royal Colleges Medal from the Royal Photographic Society
November 2018: Proteus leaders are to be awarded the Combined Royal Colleges Medal for "an outstanding contribution to the advancement and/or application of medical photography or the wider field of medical imaging".
Phoebe wins second place for her Three Minute Thesis
November 2018: Phoebe Kirkwood from CIR has been awarded second prize in the prestigious international Universitas 21 3 Minute Thesis competition.
Bacterial imaging probe is safe for patient use, study finds
October 2018: Imaging technology that detects deadly pneumonia infections in under 60 seconds is safe and practical for clinical use, a study has found.
Vote for Phoebe!
October 2018: The final section of the 3MT competition sees Phoebe up for a public vote.
Edinburgh World Pneumonia Day Symposium
Come to the Symposium, and learn what world-class research is currently taking place in the battle against this respiratory disease.
Art meets science at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
August 2018: On 21-22 August 2018, EPSRC Proteus IRC took part in the Edinburgh International Book Festival for the second year running, under the title 'Creativity for Breathing' and supported by the Wellcome Trust.
Imaging advance set to speed up quest for cell-based therapies
August 2018: Cancer treatments that involve transplanting cells into patients could move forward faster thanks to a new imaging system.
Promotion for CIR Principal Investigator
August 2018: Dr Rodger Duffin has been promoted to the position of Reader
Androgens 2018 - A Society for Endocrinology Themed Scientific Meeting
The biannual Androgens meeting brings together medical professionals and researchers of all disciplines interested in the action of androgen hormones in health and disease.
CIR researchers appear on Channel 4's 'Food Unwrapped' TV show
July 2018: Professors Jonathan Fallowfield and Peter Hayes appeared on a Channel 4 show to talk about coffee and liver health.
Proteus Public Engagement Strategist receives PgCert in Academic Practice
July 2018: Dr Helen Szoor-McElhinney, Public Engagement Strategist for the CIR-based Proteus collaboration, has earned a Postgraduate Certificate.
Postdoctoral researcher wins early career prize lecture
July 2018: Dr Douglas Gibson has been announced as the winner of the Society for Endocrinology Early Career Prize lecture 2018.
Global Challenges Research Fund strengthens Proteus collaboration with India
July 2018: EPSRC Proteus IRC hosted Dr Prajna and Dr Lalitha from Aravind Eye Care System (Madurai, India) last week.
MP for Edinburgh East visits Proteus
June 2018: The EPSRC Proteus Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration were pleased to host Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East, at the Centre for Inflammation Research.
MRC CIR Away Day
June 2018: Staff and students from across the Centre attended the second CIR away day
CIR PhD student wins University 'Three Minute Thesis' competition
June 2018: Phoebe Kirkwood has won the University of Edinburgh's 'Three Minute Thesis' competition, sending her on to the national finals.
Lung study points to therapies for chronic coughing disease
June 2018: Fresh insights into a potentially life-threatening lung disease that causes persistent coughing could pave the way for new therapies
Postdoctoral researcher wins communication prize
June 2018: Dr Douglas Gibson was awarded a presentation prize at a recent meeting.
MRC Centre for Inflammation Research appoints new Director
June 2018: The new Director and Deputy Director start their roles effective immediately.
New CIR Personal Chairs
May 2018: Personal Chairs awarded to four CIR Principal Investigators
Postdoctoral researcher awarded place on the Scottish Crucible
May 2018: Dr Douglas Gibson has been awarded a place on the Scottish Crucible, an award-winning leadership and development programme.
CIR researcher appointed to British Society for Immunology's Board of Trustees
May 2018: Dr Calum Bain will join the BSI as an Early Career Trustee, commencing his term of office in July 2018.
Bowel disease study points to new therapies for lifelong conditions
May 2018: Treatments for incurable bowel conditions may be a step closer following the discovery of a key molecule associated with disease flare-ups.
CIR PhD student through to the "Three Minute Thesis" competition final
April 2018: PhD student Phoebe Kirkwood will compete in the University of Edinburgh's TMT final.
New study to explore gut 'danger signals' in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
April 2018: Dr Gwo-Tzer Ho will collaborate with Genentech to investigate the role of damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) in individuals with Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis, with a goal to develop a new therapeutic approach in IBD.
PhD student wins gold at STEM for BRITAIN Parliamentary showcase
March 2018: Proteus/OPTIMA PhD student Helen Parker was awarded both a gold medal and the overall prize for Physics during March’s STEM for BRITAIN showcase for early career researchers.
New BSI appointment for Donald J Davidson
March 2018: CIR researcher Donald J Davidson has been appointed as the new Public Engagement Secretary for the British Society for Immunology.
MRC CIR Director appointed into new role
March 2018: Professor Moira Whyte has been appointed as the new Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Professors elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
March 2018: Professors Moira Whyte and Elaine Dzierzak have been elected as Fellows of the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Fertility study finds hormone that could support early pregnancy
February 2018: Scientists have identified a hormone that could help prepare the womb lining for pregnancy.
Public Engagement Fellowship for Donald J. Davidson
February 2018: The MRC CIR’s Academic Lead for Public Engagement & Communication has been awarded a Beltane Public Engagement Fellowship in Infectious Diseases.
£1.7M awarded to help fight chronic liver disease
January 2018: A clinical study has been given a major financial boost to tackle a silent killer that could affect one in four Scots.
Researchers awarded €2M to develop cancer imaging tools
January 2018: Dr Marc Vendrell has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to further his group's research.