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Read more at: CIMR involvement in a new widening participation initiative for students

CIMR involvement in a new widening participation initiative for students

16 July 2021

Experience Postgrad Life Sciences is a residential summer internship programme at Cambridge for undergraduate students of biological / biomedical science subjects who may not otherwise be able to gain experience of postgraduate research. This is part of a wider move at the University encourage more students from...

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Read more at: A new rare disease network

A new rare disease network

30 June 2021

Professor Stefan Marciniak is a research group leader at CIMR and an honorary consultant respiratory physician at both Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Papworth. He will co-lead the UK’s first Familial Pneumothorax Rare Disease Collaborative Network, together with Professor Kevin Blyth (Queen...

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Read more at: CIMR researcher to lead a new research consortium tackling chronic pain

CIMR researcher to lead a new research consortium tackling chronic pain

1 June 2021

Four multidisciplinary research consortia have recently been funded by UKRI, Versus Arthritis and Eli Lily to investigate chronic pain. The ADVANTAGE Consortium is led by CIMR’s Prof. Geoff Woods and includes other Cambridge colleagues and co-investigators from London and Edinburgh. The research will focus on extremes of...

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Read more at: CIMR researchers featuring at the 2021 Cambridge Festival

CIMR researchers featuring at the 2021 Cambridge Festival

16 March 2021

The new and online Cambridge Festival will take place from 26 th March to 4 th April 2021. CIMR research will be represented at two Festival events; advance booking will be essential for both: 2 - 3 pm, March 27 th : Prof. Stefan Marciniak will present ‘ The grander view: How modern microscopy illuminates a rare disease...

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Read more at: CIMR researcher and COVID19 expert featured in the media

CIMR researcher and COVID19 expert featured in the media

9 March 2021

CIMR's Dr Mike Weekes is also an honororary consultant in infectious diseases at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH). Dr Weekes has led COVID19 screening work to control the spread of the virus and to understand the impact of vaccination programmes on the pandemic. His most recent study showed the...

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Read more at: CIMR spin out company ApcinteX reports its first trial results in haemophilia

CIMR spin out company ApcinteX reports its first trial results in haemophilia

9 February 2021

Both ApcinteX and the company’s lead development drug SerpinPC, resulted from a collaboration between CIMR’s Prof. Jim Huntington and haematologist Dr Trevor Baglin (formerly of Cambridge University Hospitals). The results from AP-0101, the first human trial of SerpinPC were presented today at the 14th Annual Congress of...

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Read more at: CIMR researcher recognised in 2021 New Year Honours

CIMR researcher recognised in 2021 New Year Honours

5 January 2021

Congratulations to Dr Mike Weekes who was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Weekes developed a comprehensive COVID-19 screening programme for all Cambridge University Hospitals healthcare workers, and Cambridge University staff and students with symptoms of COVID-19. He...

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Read more at: Multidisciplinary funding award for CIMR early career researcher

Multidisciplinary funding award for CIMR early career researcher

7 December 2020

Congratulations to Dr Jonathon Nixon-Abell (Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow at CIMR with Prof. Peter St George Hyslop FRS) and Dr Georg Krainer (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow with Prof. Tuomas Knowles at the Department of Chemistry) who have jointly secured a Pump Priming Grant from the Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology...

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CIMR experts comment on a major advance in protein research

2 December 2020

There has been wide interest in AlphaFold2, a program from Google’s DeepMind Artificial Intelligence (AI) network which was reported as having solved a long-standing challenge in biology. The incredible range of different behaviour and functions found across proteins depends upon their 3D structures - in turn, largely...

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Read more at: CIMR Principal Investigator recognised as 'highly-cited researcher' in 2020

CIMR Principal Investigator recognised as 'highly-cited researcher' in 2020

19 November 2020

Professor David Rubinsztein FRS has been highlighted by the Web of Science Group as a 2020 ‘Highly Cited Researcher’ for his research on mechanisms of autophagy and neurodegeneration. This reflects analysis by Web of Science of Prof. Rubinsztein’s research publications in the years 2009 – 2019, many of which rank in the...

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