Latest News Stories from the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine MRC Molecular Haematology Unit
AMRC Science Communication Award Winner

AMRC Science Communication Award Winner

Posted 20/03/2014

British Heart Foundation's "Lab Live" project featuring Jana Koth (Roger Patient Lab) wins the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Science Communication Award for the category 'Engaging patients and the public'. Lab Live was a Google+ hangout live from the Roger Patient Lab at the WIMM and it was accompanied by a video about Jana's work. The hangout was an opportunity for BHF supporters, including heart failure patients and the ...

2014 Tobias Prize awarded to Sten Eirik Jacobsen

2014 Tobias Prize awarded to Sten Eirik Jacobsen

Posted 02/12/2013

The Swedish Royal Academy for Sciences has announced that Sten Eirik Jacobsen has been awarded the Tobias Prize for 2014, “for groundbreaking scientific contributions to the field of haematopoiesis, particularly with respect to identifying factors that regulate the maturation process of haematopoietic stem cells, factors of great importance for successfully transplanting stem cells”. The Tobias Prize is a Nordic Prize awarded every second year ...

Oxford winners in the BHF Reflections of Research Competition

Oxford winners in the BHF Reflections of Research Competition

Posted 13/11/2013

Dr Jana Koth, a postdoc with Profs Roger Patient (WIMM, RDM) and Paul Riley (DPAG), has won the Mending Broken Hearts prize in this years BHF Reflections of Research Competition for her image of a 2 day old zebrafish heart. The cardiomyocytes are labelled green, meromyosin is red (staining stronger in the ventricle) and myosin is blue. The early heart has started to loop.     

Buchanan Medal Awarded

Buchanan Medal Awarded

Posted 01/10/2013

Professor Douglas Higgs FRS has been awarded the 2013 Buchanan Medal by The Royal Society for his seminal work on the regulation of the human alpha-globin gene cluster and the role of the ATRX protein in genetic disease. The Buchanan Medal is awarded biennially (in odd years) “in recognition of distinguished contribution to the medical sciences generally”. Professor Higgs said: 'I am delighted to receive this award, which honours the work of ...

Wallace H. Coulter Award

Wallace H. Coulter Award

Posted 01/10/2013

The American Society of Hematology will present the Society’s highest honor, the 2013 Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology, to Sir David Weatherall, MD, of the University of Oxford for his more than 50-year career in hematology combining seminal discoveries, visionary translational research leadership, and a passion for global health initiatives that have together helped improve clinical care for thousands throughout ...