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Information on how you can support our research.
Edinburgh Research into Cancer (ERIC) Fund
The Edinburgh Research into Cancer (ERIC) fund was instigated by our inspirational colleague Dr Andy Sims who sadly passed away in May 2021 as a result of melanoma.
As a University of Edinburgh investigator, Andy applied bioinformatics to the study of cancer. In his own words he was “trying to make sense of lots of data, to improve our understanding of cancer” – and he did this very successfully, leading or contributing to over 100 scientific publications. Some of these changed clinical practice.
This fund was created to support research taking place in Edinburgh which investigates the causes of cancer and existing and emerging therapies.
Your donation will be used to enhance research by scientists across the University of Edinburgh into various types of cancer, using our unique expertise and strengths to improve our understanding and devise new, kinder therapies for cancer patients in Edinburgh and beyond.
Read more about Dr Andy Sims’ career: Andy Sims, scientist, mentor and teacher; our valued colleague
Hastie Career Advancement Fund
The Hastie Career Advancement Fund was initiated in 2018 to support the legacy of Professor Nick Hastie in supporting, training and advancing the careers of hundreds of research scientists during his time as Director of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, and the MRC Human Genetics Unit.
Awards from the fund will provide support to talented early-career scientists at Institute of Genetics and Cancer towards taking the next step in their career. Funds will allow scientific exchange or the generation of initial data to support bids for career development awards in high-priority areas for Institute of Genetics and Cancer, for example fundamental questions of cell function, eye disease, kidney disease, cancer, developmental disorders and population health. Awards will be made annually via a competitive process judged by a panel of Institute researchers.
This fund has been initiated by Nick’s colleagues, former trainees and friends, and we welcome donations to sustain the fund.
Current University of Edinburgh staff can use payroll giving if they desire to make a regular donation before tax - find out more here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/giving/staff-giving