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Unit researchers part of consortium awarded £8M in funding to enhance the UK’s nucleic acid therapeutics delivery platforms

16 January 2023

We are delighted to share the news that Prof Anne Willis and Dr Ritwick Sawarkar are a part of a consortium that has been awarded £8 million by the Nucleic Acid Therapy Accelerator (NATA) to enhance the UK's nucleic acid therapeutics delivery platforms. The consortium, led by Professor Matthew Wood at the University of...

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Supporting postdocs transition to independent research leaders

19 October 2022

As part of our focus on driving a culture of positive research leadership, the Unit has awarded two fellowships to postdocs at the Unit. The Transition to Independence (TTI) Fellowships will support senior postdoctoral researchers to forge their own independent group in an area of toxicology-relevant biomedical research...

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ITTP student makes national finals of 3 Minute Thesis competition

22 September 2022

On 15th September, PhD student, Laura Booth, from our Integrative Toxicology Training Partnership (ITTP) programme competed in the national finals of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The 3MT competition challenges research-based postgraduate students to distill their research into a three-minute story for a non-...

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Student successes for the Martins group

14 September 2022

Congratulations to Yizhou Yu, a PhD student in the Martins lab. Yizhou studies the pathways that cause Alzheimer’s disease so that we can find more affordable treatments. He presented his work so far at the Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Conference in Spain to leaders in the field. Amongst receiving great feedback and...

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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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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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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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