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Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship for CIMR Principal Investigator

20 March 2020

Congratulations to CIMR’s Dr Janet Deane for being awarded a highly prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship to study how glycosphingolipids modulate protein trafficking in the cell. Using powerful multidisciplinary approaches Dr Deane’s research will identify how imbalances in glycosphingolipid metabolism...

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CIMR-generated tools used in a new structural biology study of coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

13 March 2020

A range of different research expertise is needed in the global response to the ongoing 2019-nCoV outbreak. This week, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and the (US) National Institutes of Health published in Science a detailed structure of the coronaviral Spike glycoprotein, 2019-nCoV S. This protein is...

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New Wellcome Trust Fellowship award for CIMR early-career researcher

24 January 2020

Congratulations to Dr Jonny Nixon-Abell who was awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship at the CIMR. With Professor Peter St George-Hyslop as sponsor, Jonny’s four-year project is ‘to explore mechanisms of protein recruitment to specific organelle subdomains in the context of health and neurodegenerative...

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Medal Lecture from CIMR Principal Investigator

22 January 2020

Congratulations to the CIMR’s Professor David Rubinsztein for his award of the Pathological Society’s Goudie Medal. This award is to acknowledge ‘seminal contributions to pathological science and the understanding of disease mechanisms’. Prof. Rubinsztein presented the 15th Goudie Lecture on ‘Autophagy and...

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Meeting prize for CIMR PhD Student

18 December 2019

Congratulations to Lisa Neidhardt, a CIMR PhD Student in David Ron’s laboratory, who was awarded first prize for her talk “Unstructured regions in IRE1α specify BiP-mediated destabilisation of the luminal domain dimer and repression of the UPR” at the joint UK / Netherlands Chaperone Club anniversary meeting on December...

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2019 CIMR Research Retreat

30 November 2019

CIMR held its research retreat on November 29th at the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre. The scientific programme was delivered by our excellent PhD students and post-doctoral research associates. Congratulations to the prize winners, and thanks to all who took part and made it a success.

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CIMR researcher receives recognition for influential publication output

20 November 2019

Professor David Rubinsztein FRS has recently been highlighted by the Web of Science Group as a 2019 ‘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 2008 – 2018, many of which rank...

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Prestigious award for CIMR PhD student

8 November 2019

Congratulations to Alexandra Davies, a former CIMR PhD Student who has been awarded the 2018-2019 Milo Keynes Prize for Outstanding Dissertation by the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine Degree Committee. The prize is named in honour of Dr Milo Keynes, a clinician and author who had links to Cambridge during his...

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Another step forward for CIMR research into blood clotting disorders

21 October 2019

The goal of CIMR is to understand the cellular mechanisms of disease in order to improve human health. Translating laboratory discoveries to new treatments is a challenging process with many complex steps. One outstanding example of navigating that path comes from a collaboration on blood clotting disorders which combines...

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