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MRC WIMM raises grand total of £2551.14 for Oxford Homeless Medical Fund

MRC WIMM raises grand total of £2551.14 for Oxford Homeless Medical Fund

Posted 21/12/2016

Every year, the MRC WIMM organises a series of fund-raising events in aid of a local charity, including a summer quiz, a raffle, and sales of home-grown plants and home-made cakes. This autumn, the Institute organised a craft fair selling gifts, home-made jams, chutneys and cakes, with proceeds going to this year's nominated charity: the Oxford Homeless Medical Fund.  The Oxford Homeless Medical Fund (OHMF), now managed by Oxford Homeless ...

WIMM Professor Named 2016 UAEGDA International Scientist of the Year

WIMM Professor Named 2016 UAEGDA International Scientist of the Year

Posted 28/11/2016

Professor Ahmed Ashour Ahmed has been named the 2016 UAEGDA International Scientist of the Year by the United Arab Emirates Genetic Diseases Association. Professor Ahmed was presented with his award by His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Youth and Cultural Development, at the 6th International Genetic Disorders Conference in Dubai last month.  Professor Ahmed’s remarkable achievement follows on from the MRC WIMM being ...

Professor Jan Rehwinkel is named EMBO Young Investigator

Professor Jan Rehwinkel is named EMBO Young Investigator

Posted 28/10/2016

Congratulations to Professor Jan Rehwinkel, a group leader in the MRC Human Immunology Unit, who was named last week as one of 25 new EMBO Young Investigators. He joins a network of 74 current and 382 past Young Investigators who represent some of the best young group leaders in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. “The EMBO Young Investigator Programme supports young life scientists in their most demanding career phase, when they establish ...

Dr Iztok Urbančič joins the Eggeling lab with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

Dr Iztok Urbančič joins the Eggeling lab with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

Posted 17/10/2016

This month, Dr Iztok Urbančič joined Christian Eggeling's lab in the MRC Human Immunology Unit, supported by a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowship. Iztok completed his studies in physics in 2009 at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and obtained his PhD in biophysics in 2013 from the University of Maribor, Slovenia. During his 2-year fellowship here at the MRC WIMM, he will work on further improving super-resolution ...

MRC WIMM scientists celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Lister Institute

MRC WIMM scientists celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Lister Institute

Posted 13/10/2016

The Lister Institute was founded in 1891 as a research institute researching vaccines and antitoxins, and over its impressive 125-year history has developed into one of the most prestigious funders of scientific research in the UK. Scientists supported by the Lister Institute have been involved in some of the most pivotal scientific and medical discoveries over the past century, including development of the UK’s first diphtheria vaccine, ...

The MRC WIMM at New Scientist Live!

The MRC WIMM at New Scientist Live!

Posted 20/09/2016

From September 22-25th 2016, the Computational Biology Research Group at the MRC WIMM will be exhibiting at New Scientist Live, a festival of ideas and discovery at the ExCeL in London.  The team will be demonstrating new interactive software called CSynth, which allows users to visualise the three-dimensional structure of a DNA molecule inside a cell. Developed in collaboration with Goldsmiths University in London, the software will be ...

Successful summer salsa lessons at the MRC WIMM

Successful summer salsa lessons at the MRC WIMM

Posted 20/09/2016

Over the summer months, two MRC WIMM researchers, Jessica Davies and Juan Ruiz Villalobos, ran a six-week salsa course for beginners. Based at the MRC WIMM, the course was intended to be a fantastic way to have some light-hearted, uplifting and “science-independent” fun. Attended by around 15 people per week, the classes were held each Friday evening – a great way to wind down and have some fun at the end of the working week! They were also a ...

Do you have an interest in gastroenterology or inflammatory bowel disease, or know someone who does?

Do you have an interest in gastroenterology or inflammatory bowel disease, or know someone who does?

Posted 06/09/2016

Come along to a free event at the WIMM on Wednesday 7th September to meet some of the key doctors, nurses and scientists working on cutting-edge research projects to develop better treatments for diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other gastroenterological/mucosal disorders.   Over a glass of wine or a soft drink and some canapés, come and chat with those directly involved in research projects designed to help the thousands ...

MRC WIMM annual fundraising raises over £1400 for the Oxford Homeless Medical Fund

MRC WIMM annual fundraising raises over £1400 for the Oxford Homeless Medical Fund

Posted 11/08/2016

Each year, the MRC WIMM holds a number of fund-raising events in aid of a local charity. This year the Institute has chosen to support the Oxford Homeless Medical Fund, which provides welfare, educational and medical services for homeless people in Oxford. Over the past few months, Kathryn Robson, Liz Cloke and Beth Lang have organised a range of events to raise money for the Fund, including the now famous plant sale (never have tomato plants ...

New Associate Professor and University Research Lecturer appointments in the WIMM

New Associate Professor and University Research Lecturer appointments in the WIMM

Posted 01/08/2016

New Associate Professor and University Research Lecturer appointments in the WIMM Congratulations to Wojciech Niedzwiedz (Department of Oncology) who has recently been appointed Associate Professor of Oncology, and Rui Monteiro (MRC Molecular Haematology Unit) who has been appointed University Research Lecturer. The title of University Research Lecturer is given in recognition of substantial independent research achievement, along with ...