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Our strategy

We aim to create an inspiring environment in which outstanding scientists can excel. By providing state-of-the-art core facilities and support for our researchers, we foster new collaborations that spark discoveries about fundamental cellular processes and their relevance in disease.

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Events

A special symposium took place on Friday 19th September at the CRI, celebrating the lifetime achievements of Professors Paul Luzio (CIMR Director, 2002-2012; right) and Ken Siddle (Institute of Metabolic Science) upon their retirement, their tireless contributions to the Clinical School, their "selflessness and generosity". Invited speakers included long-standing colleagues such as Graham Warren (left), and highlighted the broad reach that their research has had.


Research advances

A study from the Owen lab led by Bernard Kelly has determined a new structure of the adaptor AP2 that reveals a clathrin-binding β2 hinge region. Using this, they show that AP2 regulates clathrin polymerization, and thus clathrin-mediated endocytosis, through a membrane-activated switch.

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Recruitment

The CIMR seeks to recruit exceptional early career researchers with the potential to become the research leaders of tomorrow. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates whose research expertise complements that of CIMR investigators (closing date: December 1st).

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News

Margaret Robinson is interviewed by the Journal of Cell Biology, and outlines her early inspirations and the discovery of adaptor proteins on clathrin-coated vesicles.

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Awards

CIMR PI Jim Huntington and the team at XO1 Ltd received a Cambridge News Top Innovation award this week for the development of a new synthetic antibody that could prevent heart attacks and strokes without causing bleeding.

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Awards

Congratulations to affiliated CIMR PI Sir Stephen O'Rahilly, who shared the 2014 Zülch award this month with Jeffrey M. Friedman for their outstanding services to research into metabolic disease and obesity as a heritable disorder.

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