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Senior Academic Promotion

13 July 2020

Congratulations to CIMR Principal Investigator Dr Mike Weekes on his promotion to University Reader.

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New Wellcome Trust Fellowship award at CIMR

9 June 2020

We are pleased to welcome Dr Anna Helena Lippert as Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at the CIMR.

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Published commentary on haemoglobin and COVID-19.

5 May 2020

There was some recent interest in a preprint article which used computer modelling (but no experimental data) to propose that the COVID-19 virus ‘attacks’ haemoglobin in the blood of patients. The preprint has been the basis for claims that COVID-19 is not actually a lung disease. In response, the CIMR’s Prof. Randy Read...

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Professor Michael Wakelam 1955-2020

31 March 2020

We were shocked and saddened by the loss of Michael Wakelam following a suspected COVID-19 infection. Michael was a renowned scientist and a kind, thoughtful and inspiring colleague. In addition to his Director’s role at Babraham, Michael held an Honorary Professorship at the University of Cambridge Clinical School, and...

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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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