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Read more at: ISAC/M student programme 2024

ISAC/M student programme 2024

27 February 2024

We had a great time last week welcoming a group of sixth form students to CIMR and MBU . The students came from schools in and around Cambridgeshire and gave up their half term holiday to spend the week with us on the Inspiring Scientists at CIMR/MBU (ISAC/M) programme. This widening participation scheme is designed for...


Read more at: Congratulations to new PI Dr Janin Lautenschläger

Congratulations to new PI Dr Janin Lautenschläger

19 December 2023

We are delighted that, following a newly-established process for candidates who have been at CIMR for some time and obtain independent funding, Dr Janin Lautenschläger has been formally approved by the Institute Management Committee as a full Principal Investigator at CIMR. Janin originally joined the Institute in 2018 as...


Read more at: Highly Cited Researcher Award

Highly Cited Researcher Award

23 November 2023

Prof David Rubinsztein has been named as a highly cited researcher by Clarivate™. Each year, they identify the small fraction of the global research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their field(s) of research. This select group contribute disproportionately to...


Read more at: CIMR welcomes two new Principal Investigators

CIMR welcomes two new Principal Investigators

16 November 2023

CIMR is delighted to welcome two new PIs to the Institute, Dr Melissa Gammons and Dr Jonathon Nixon-Abell, both of whom have been awarded prestigious Wellcome Career Development Awards. Dr Nixon-Abell 's work is focussed on identifying the cellular machinery and mechanisms responsible for orchestrating communication...


Read more at: Optimising a vaccine for Plasmodium vivax malaria

Optimising a vaccine for Plasmodium vivax malaria

24 October 2023

The Rayner lab are part of a new international consortium, OptiViVax, working to develop an effective vaccine against Plasmodium vivax parasites. P. vivax is one of the principal causes of malaria and is found around the globe, with around 2.5 billion people in Africa, South America, Oceania and Asia living at risk of...


Read more at: Rubinsztein lab part of Wellcome Leap Dynamic Resilience Programme Award

Rubinsztein lab part of Wellcome Leap Dynamic Resilience Programme Award

16 October 2023

Why is there such a great variation in the health of older people? Although people tend to enjoy better health as they age than previous generations, there are still large individual differences in health, mobility and cognition between older people of the same age. A multi-million dollar contract from Wellcome Leap’s...


Read more at: CIMR/MBU launch ISAC/M work experience programme 2024

CIMR/MBU launch ISAC/M work experience programme 2024

3 October 2023

ISAC/M is a free widening-participation work experience programme for sixth form (year 12) students run by the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) and the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit (MBU), in association with St Catharine’s College. The programme aims to open the world of university scientific research and...


Read more at: CIMR launch Masters in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

CIMR launch Masters in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

12 September 2023

CIMR and the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit (MBU) will be offering a one-year MPhil in "The Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease" from October 2024. The course will provide an in-depth understanding of how fundamental pathways of cellular homeostasis are disrupted in genetic and infectious diseases. It will cover both...


Read more at: Aspiring Scientists Training Programme

Aspiring Scientists Training Programme

17 July 2023

Last week, CIMR hosted four sixth-form students taking part in the Aspiring Scientists Training Programme , run by the Gurdon Institute. The programme is targeted at young people from disadvantaged backgrounds or who have barriers to education, encouraging and enabling them to apply to university. This year, as well as at...


Read more at: CIMR at Cambourne Science Fair

CIMR at Cambourne Science Fair

27 June 2023

Cambourne Science Fair is a chance for local children to display science projects they’ve been working on, and share them with the community. Over 60 projects were on display at the Fair on Sunday 25th June, and, despite the heat, around 300 people came to see what the children had produced. As well as the projects, Reiner...