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Prize successes for Unit researchers at the BTS Congress

20 April 2023

Researchers from the MRC Toxicology Unit had a successful time at the BTS Annual Congress this week in Birmingham sharing their fascinating research. Congratulations to our prize winners: David O’Louglin who won the Best BTS Annual Congress Oral Presentation. Tiago Marques Pedro who won the Best UKAAT Poster Presentation...

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Yizhou Yu selected to join the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

14 April 2023

Yizhou Yu, who is a PhD student in the Martins lab at the MRC Toxicology Unit, has been selected to attend this year’s 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. From 25th-30th June, Yu is one of 635 young scientists from 98 countries who will be able to meet each other and around 40 Nobel Laureates. Yizhou's research focuses on...

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CRUK funding success to tackle asbestos-linked cancer

15 March 2023

Unit researchers and collaborators in Glasgow have been awarded £2.1 million by Cancer Research UK to help solve the mystery of how exposure to asbestos can take decades to develop into mesothelioma. The disease most commonly starts in layers of tissue covering the lungs and usually following the inhalation of asbestos...

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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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