Kick-starting the ICR: an interview with PhD student Iona Black
Iona Black, PhD student in the lab, has been interviewed as part of the #KickstartICR appeal. You can read the interview here. To learn more about how you can help ICR to kick-start research after lockdown, please visit the Kick-Start Appeal website.
Back to the lab …
We are back to the lab since June, with a rotation system to limit occupancy, but our research can go on. Our recent (socially distanced) lab picnic in the nearby Hyde Park was a nice summer treat.
Welcome Lucie, Paul and Matthew!
We recently welcomed three new team members: Lucie Vyletova and Paul Hopkins join us for some time as Higher Scientific Officers. Matthew Jessop started his postdoctoral research. Welcome Lucie, Paul and Matthew!
The team is growing.
Today we welcome our new Postdoctoral Fellow Nisha Pillay to the group. Nisha joins us from the University of Manchester, having studied the molecular determinants of PARG inhibitor sensitivity for her PhD. Welcome Nisha!
Team member Yexin Xie attends EMBO Course in Practical Integrative Structural Biology
PhD student Yexin Xie has been awarded a place at the EMBO Course “Practical Integrative Structural Biology”. The course takes place at EMBL Hamburg and the Centre for Structural Systems Biology. Congratulations Yexin!
Pathways to Independence and Dean’s Award to Postdoctoral Fellow Michael Ranes
Postdoctoral Fellow Michael Ranes has been awarded a place at the prestigious Pathways to Independence training programme, a joint initiative by the ICR, Sanger, MRC, and Cancer Research UK institutes and the Babraham Institute. The programme provides training for future scientific leaders. Michael has also received a £5,000 Dean’s Award to develop his independent research programme. Congratulations Michael!
Welcome William and Oviya!
Our lab is growing. We welcome Oviya Inian and William (Billy) Fisher into the lab. Oviya is a Postdoctoral Fellow who joins our telomere team. Billy joins us for a two-month summer project funded by a Lister Institute Summer Studentship.
Today we said farewell to Pete. We tried keeping him by narrowly succeeding in the escape room challenge while getting him locked in. With just over two minutes to spare in the end, we did not manage. All the best to Pete in his new adventures!