Institute of Genetics and Cancer

News 2015

An archive of IGMM News from 2015

Genetic diagnoses for rare conditions

Genetic diagnoses for rare conditions
MRC Human Genetics Unit scientists are involved in a nationwide study to identify genes linked to rare developmental disorders in children: January 2015

Crohn’s study seeks to find causes of condition

Crohn’s study seeks to find causes of condition
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are leading the UK’s input into a major initiative to tackle Crohn’s disease: January 2015

£15m initiative puts Scotland at forefront of gene-led healthcare

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The Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are to partner with Illumina in a genomics revolution that is set to transform healthcare: January 2015

Tracking DNA helps scientists trace origins of genetic errors

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University of Edinburgh researchers have developed a method to label and track pieces of new DNA as they are made: January 2015

DNA clock helps predict lifespan

University of Edinburgh Scientists identify a biological clock that provides clues about an individuals lifespan: February 2015

Culture shock - Are lab-grown cells a faithful model for human disease?

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Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Linköping University have revealed how quickly cells change their identity when grown in the laboratory: February 2015

Bile duct cancer study may pave way for new treatments

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A study led by the University of Edinburgh could help patients with bile duct cancer: February 2015

Maria Christophorou awarded Wellcome Trust Beit prize

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MRC Human Genetics Unit researcher recognised as an outstanding scientist: February 2015

New Director for MRC Human Genetics Unit

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Professor Bickmore said on her appointment, “This is an exciting time for human genetics, with large-scale genome sequencing set to impact on clinical practice: February 2015

Gene discovery sheds light on causes of rare type of dwarfism

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Researchers led by the Universities of Edinburgh and Birmingham have begun decoding the genetic material which causes primordial dwarfism: February 2015

Apply now: 2015 Science Insights work experience programme

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Gain an insight into research and work in biological sciences: March 2015

Joe Marsh receives MRC and Biochemical Society Awards

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His research into protein complexes in human genetic disease will be funded for five more years: April 2015

FEBS Systems Medicine Travel Award to IGMM PhD Student

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Hans-Joachim Sonntag secured the FEBS Youth Travel Grant to attend the inaugural European Systems Medicine Advanced Summer School: May 2015

DNA study could shed light on how genetic faults trigger disease

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Researchers at the MRC Human Genetics Unit were part of an international collaboration that identified all the enhancers on a single human chromosome: May 2015

New European Research Funding

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The IGMM has been successful in obtaining substantial grant funding from the European Union: May 2015

Professor Mike Dixon awarded Health Champion at Edinburgh Local Hero Awards

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Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre clinical researcher wins award: June 2015

Dr Turnbull awarded for innovative new business idea to improve health

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ECRC Scientist awarded £5,000 at the Edinburgh BioQuarter Innovation Competition: June 2015

MRC Molecular Pathology Node: Edinburgh-St Andrews Consortium for Molecular Pathology, Informatics and Genome Sciences

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The MRC and EPSRC have supported six nodes led by universities, to bring researchers, clinicians and industry together: July 2015

School pupils gain insight into scientific research and careers

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High School Pupils from across the Lothians have attended a week long work experience programme run by the IGMM, Roslin Institute and the Dick Vet School: August 2015

Dr Luke Boulter awarded the British Association for the Study of Liver Dame Sheila Sherlock Prize

Parent carer scientist: news 2016
Dr Luke Boulter of the MRC HGU has been awarded the British Association for the Study of Liver Dame Sheila Sherlock Prize: August 2015

Promising drugs turn immune system on cancer

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Scientists at the University of Edinburgh pinpoint protein that enables cancer cells to elude attacks by the immune system: September 2015

Dr David Hunt awarded drug safety prize by the MHRA

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Wellcome Intermediate Clinical Fellow is awarded Sir Derrick Dunlop Prize by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency: September 2015

The importance of enzymatic activity does not always ‘RING’ true

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Scientists from the MRC Human Genetics Unit have proved new things about Protein RING1B: October 2015

IGMM hosts ESRIC Advanced Imaging Symposium 2015

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120 delegates will be welcomed to the Institute on the 13th October: October 2015

Gene study prompts bowel disease rethink

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Researchers findings may prompt a rethink in the way inflammatory bowel diseases are categorised and diagnosed: October 2015

Gene study pinpoints process that triggers painful bone disease

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Researchers in Edinburgh and Dundee pinpoint a key gene in bone disease development: November 2015

"So you want to be a biomedical scientist?” - Career Exploration Day

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IGMM event enables local high school pupils to meet biomedical science students, researchers and clinicians: November 2015

Staff fundraiser for Edinburgh Direct Aid

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£2,200 raised for aid projects: November 2015

Prestigious award for Edinburgh surgeon

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Farhat Din has been awarded the Hunter Doig Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: December 2015