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.
New Postdoc positions coming soon …
Exciting news: our Cancer Research UK Programme Foundation Award application has been successful. New Postdoc positions are coming soon – please stay tuned!
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!
New manuscript: first steps in targeting substrate binding of tankyrase
Katie’s manuscript entitled “Fragment-based screening identifies molecules targeting the substrate-binding ankyrin repeat domains of tankyrase” is now available on bioRxiv. A very enjoyable collaboration with Professor Ian Collins at ICR and Dr Mark Pfuhl at King’s College! Thank you and congratulations to the team!
Wellcome Trust Investigator Award to the Lab
Great news just before Christmas: we are delighted to have been awarded a 5-year Wellcome Trust Investigator Award to study molecular mechanisms of telomere maintenance. Watch this space for new postdoc positions in Structural Biology and Telomere Biology!
PhD student Yexin Xie receives Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grant
PhD student Yexin has been awarded a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grant to attend the 8th Brazil School for Single-Particle Cryo-EM. Many congratulations to Yexin, and many thanks to the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds!
Welcome Iona and Sam!
Today we welcome two new PhD students to our team: Iona Black and Sam Hibbs. Two highly collaborative projects with the Collins and Lord teams at ICR are waiting for them.