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L. Miguel Martins, one of the best postgraduate supervisor!

12 May 2022

Congratulations, Miguel came out as the second best postgraduate supervisor out of about 400 nominees on the Student-Led Teaching Award. More details about the award and other winners can be found here .

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Congratulations! Gates Trust scholarship for Roberto

22 April 2022

Roberto Campalastri, a PhD student in Ritwick Sawarkar's group, won the prestigious Gates Trust Scholarship . In his future research he will focus on the identification of novel cis-and trans- regulatory elements of human RNA Polymerase III by using artificial intelligence (AI) methods and genomic tools.

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Students Against Pseudoscience

13 April 2022

In a unique approach to celebrating science, Students Against Pseudoscience (CUSAP), including Naomi van den Berg from the MRC Toxicology unit, hosted a special event on tackling the scientific misinformation at the Cambridge Science Festival. More information at cusap.org .

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Rebeka Popovic wins Poster Prize at MitOX2 2022 8 April

9 April 2022

Congratulations to Rebeka Popovic, a final year PhD student in Miguel Martins's team. She won the Poster Prize at MitOX 2022 on Friday 8th April. The poster focused on exploring PERK signaling mechanisms and both Rebeka and Yizhou were at the meeting showcasing this work. The meeting was organised by The Nuffield...

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Congratulations! New fellowships for our postdoc

6 April 2022

Andres Herrero was awarded by both the EMBO Postdoctoral and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships. He aims to understand the regulation of human RNA Polymerase III by combining high-throughput sequencing, experimental, and computational approaches.

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Toxicology Unit at the Cambridge Science festival

6 April 2022

The future of molecular toxicology is Bright! We had many young visitor participating on our activities last weekend (2nd and 3rd of April) at the Cambridge Science Festival 2022. This time the focus was on air pollution and our most affected organ by that, the lung. We used simple models (paper lungs) and modern...

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Niall holding his BTS prize certificate

Niall Buckley Wins The Oxford University Press Prize for Oral Communication at the BTS Congress 2022

6 April 2022

Scientists from the MRC Toxicology Unit had a successful time at the BTS annual congress in Newcastle sharing their exciting research. Kiran Patil stimulated some interesting discussion with his talk on ‘What Drugs do to our Bugs’ and Alex Fulton’s poster on ‘Exploring the Safety of Antisense Oligonucleotides’ was well...

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Miguel Martins is among the top 5 best postgraduate supervisors.

18 March 2022

L. Miguel Martins is shortlisted among the top 5 "Postgraduate Research Supervisor" on the Student-Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs) list across Cambridge University and its Colleges. Nominations were based on student recommendations and opinions, Congratulations! Final awards will be announced on the SLTAs ceremony on 11th of...

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Dr Kiran Patil speaks on the BBC One evening news

9 February 2022

A research focus in our Unit is the link between chemical exposure and adverse outcome pathways. You may have seen the recent news about chemicals in Cambridgeshire water supplies. Our own Dr Kiran Patil was asked to give his view on the 6.30pm BBC One Look East news on the 8th February 2022.

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Dr Ieuan Walker awarded the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund (KKLF) Junior Fellowship

14 December 2021

Dr Ieuan Walker is currently an academic clinical fellow and haematology registrar but will be joining us to study for a PhD in September 2022. Ieuan will be joining the Chapman group to study RNA binding proteins in Myeloma.

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