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New Studentship honours Enzo Cerundolo

Department General MRC HIU MRC WIMM

A new Studentship has been announced in memory of the late MRC HIU Director and MRC WIMM Group Leader.

Doug Higgs awarded the 2023 Genetics Society Medal

Awards Department General MRC MHU MRC WIMM NDCLS

The award recognises Professor Higgs' major contribution to our understanding of how mammalian genes are switched on and off, and using haematopoiesis as a model to understand how genes function.

OCMR scans first study participants in new state-of the art MRI scanner

CVM OCMR

The Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR) used its new 3 Tesla GE Premier MRI scanner to scan the first research study participants on 3rd November 2022.

2022 RDM Graduate Prize Winners

Awards Department General MRC HIU MRC MHU MRC WIMM OCDEM

This year's winners are Edward Jenkins, Antje Rottner, and Akshay Shah.

KJ Patel appointed new Chief Scientist of CRUK

Department General MRC MHU MRC WIMM

Alongside his new role at Cancer Research UK, Prof. Patel will continue as the Director of both the MRC Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM) and the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit (MRC MHU).

Anjali Kusumbe receives the RMS Life Sciences Medal

Department General IMD MRC HIU MRC WIMM

The Royal Microscopical Society awards celebrate the best in microscopy, recognising those making a special contribution to microscopy, cytometry and imaging.

Enterprise Associate Interview with Dr Shilpa Nagarajan

Department General OCDEM

Dr Shilpa Nagarajan is one of the MPLS Enterprise and Innovation Fellows for 2022-23.

The Gene Therapists Headline at Glastonbury 2022

Department General NDCLS

Rosie Munday writes about her experience taking science to the masses at the Glastonbury Festival.

Intensive blood glucose control for people with type 2 diabetes when they are first diagnosed reduces diabetic complications and prolongs life

DTU Department General OCDEM Research

The study, which tracked volunteers for up to 44 years, showed that the benefits of early intensive blood glucose control can persist for decades.

Wellcome Trust funding success for Jim Hughes and James Davies

Department General MRC MHU MRC WIMM

£3.6 million in funding awarded by the Wellcome Trust to combine cutting-edge 3D genome technologies with machine learning approaches to decipher the role of the non-coding genome in disease.

Study develops radiotranscriptomic AI analysis to enable virtual heart biopsies

AVIC COVID-19 research CVM

RDM researchers tested the method in COVID-19 patients, to find that the results predicted in-hospital mortality.

Fundraising for award in memory of Dr Ling Felce

Department General MRC HIU MRC WIMM

The Ling Felce award will promote cross-disciplinary excellence in bioinformatics.

Biotech spinout MiroBio acquired by Gilead Sciences for ~£332m

Department General IMD MRC HIU MRC WIMM

Co-founded by Simon Davis, MiroBio focuses on developing therapeutics for inflammatory diseases.

Professor Hugh Watkins wins £30 million research award to cure killer heart diseases

Awards CVM Department General

The British Heart Foundation award aims to help researchers rewrite DNA, in “defining moment” for cardiovascular medicine.

Six RDM research groups secure LEAF Sustainability Awards

Department General IMD MRC HIU MRC MHU MRC WIMM NDCLS

The Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) aims to support research groups to embed sustainability into their work.

Ewa Gogola receives Wellcome Early Career Award

Department General MRC MHU MRC WIMM

Dr Ewa Gogola from the Patel Group in the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit has been awarded funding by the Wellcome Trust for the project ‘DNA damage-induced hepatocyte polyploidisation- how it happens and what are its consequences?’

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