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Shaun Scaramuzza - Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship


Shaun Scaramuzza , a Birmingham MIBTP CASE student, won a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship to take part in their Summer Program between June and August 2018. Shaun undertook his placement in the Molecular Cell Engineering Lab, led by Prof. Masato Kanemaki, at the National Institute of Genetics in Japan. The aim of his project was to learn / utilise the Auxin-Inducible Degradation system developed by Prof. Kanemaki’s group to degrade key ubiquitin ligases involved in the replisome disassembly process, and determine the consequences of this depletion.

Mon 05 November 2018, 11:37 | Tags: award

Charlie Durant's Japanese exchange


2017 Leicester student Charlie Durant has been selected to visit the Department of Biological Sciences at Nara Women's University in Japan in March 2019 as part of an exchange with the University of Leicester. She will spend a week in Nara visiting the research laboratories, the university and the city.

Fri 19 October 2018, 14:38 | Tags: Outreach

Charlie Durant poster award


Charlie Durant's (Leicester MIBTP 2017 student) poster A first glimpse of the ant gut “phageome” won first prize in the 2018 Insect Genomics meeting hosted by the Royal Entomological Society at the University of Leicester. The prize for this award was £100.

Fri 19 October 2018, 14:36 | Tags: award

Alice Darbyshire published paper


Birmingham 2015 student Alice Darbyshire, in collaboration with her lab and the INRA in France has recently had a paper published based on their work on a novel chromosome axis associated protein. The paper, entitled Identification of ASYNAPTIC4, a component of the meiotic chromosome axis can be found on the NCBI website.

Fri 07 September 2018, 13:52 | Tags: publication

Bhavini Patel published paper


Bhavini Patel, Warwick 2016 MIBTP student, is joint first author on a paper recently published in the journal, Molecular Neurobiology. The paper, entitled "The Parkinson’s Disease-Linked Protein DJ-1 Associates with Cytoplasmic mRNP Granules During Stress and Neurodegeneration" was as a result of the work undertaken during Bhavini's mini-project at the University of Leicester during her training year.

Thu 28 June 2018, 09:44 | Tags: publication

Charlotte Cooper PIPS, paper and talks


Charlotte Cooper, MIBTP Birmingham 2016 student, has published a paper in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy as a result of the work undertaken during her PIPS placement during her training year. The paper is entitled A survey of practice and opinions on the use of topical antibiotics to prevent surgical site infection: more confusion than consensus.

Charlotte was also invited to give two talks as a result of this work; the first was at the Federation of Infection Society (FIS) conference Birmingham, December 2017 and the title of the talk was, “The use of topical antibiotics for the prevention of surgical site infection: a survey of practice and opinions.”

The second talk was entitled “The use of topical antibiotics to prevent SSI – a review of the evidence" and this was given at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) conference Krakow, May 2018.

Thu 28 June 2018, 09:32 | Tags: publication, Outreach

Olivia Nippe best talk


Olivia Nippe (Warwick 2015) won best talk at the MIBTP Student Symposium 2018 held at the University of Leicester on 27th April. The title of the presentation was ’How do microbial effectors interfere with the plantcircadian rhythm? Olivia is supervised by Dr Vardis Ntoukakis, and Dr Gerben van Ooijen of the University of Edinburgh.

Thu 31 May 2018, 10:43 | Tags: award

Liam Walker publications

Tue 29 May 2018, 14:56 | Tags: publication

Henry Ancell First Author Publication


Final year Warwick Student Henry is first author on a paper published in Seminars in cell & developmental biology (Vol. 70, pp. 122-129). Academic Press. The paper is entitled Sex-specific lifespan and its evolution in nematodes.

Tue 29 May 2018, 14:53 | Tags: publication

Maria Theresa Tilotta presentation


Maria Theresa, Birmingham 2015 student, received a commendation at the 2018 Institute Cancer & Genomic Sciences PGR Festival on her presentation “Investigating the role of the APC/C subunit Apc5 in mitosis.”

Tue 29 May 2018, 14:37 | Tags: award

MIngkee Achom travel grant


Final year Warwick student Mingkee was awarded a travel grant to attend the 41st New Phytologist Symposium ‘Plant sciences for the future’ which was held at Présidence de l’Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France, 11–13 April 2018. At the symposium, Mingkee presented a poster abstract entitled Are nodule specific genes NCRs under the regulatory control of ancient protein family?

Tue 29 May 2018, 14:35 | Tags: award

Kate Woolley-Allen publication


Kate Woolley-Allen, Warwick 2015 student, has had a paper published in the Root Journal. The paper is entitled Histological Profiling Over Time to Optimize Root Cell Type-Specific Reporter Lines for Cell Sorting.

Tue 29 May 2018, 13:59 | Tags: publication

Lauren Lansdowne publication


Lauren Lansdowne, Leicester 2016 iCASE student, was named joint first author on a paper published in The Faseb Journal. The paper was as a result of her mini-project at the University of Warwick during her training year and is entitled Analysis of chromatin accessibility in decidualizing human endometrial stromal cells.

Tue 29 May 2018, 13:56 | Tags: publication

Luca Illing poster prize


Luca Illing, Warwick third year MIBTP student, won one of the top four poster prizes at the 2018 Warwick School of Life Sciences PGR Seminar. This awarded him a prize of £25.

Tue 29 May 2018, 13:46 | Tags: award

Matthew Jackson publications


Matthew, who is a Birmingham final year MIBTP student, was first author on two journals which have recently been published, as follows:

Tue 29 May 2018, 13:34 | Tags: publication

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