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Unit celebrates achievements all round at Annual Science Day

7 December 2023

Earlier this week, the Unit came together to share some of the latest research updates from all of our lab groups and facilities, as well as celebrating some of our research adjacent successes from 2023. This year we launched the MRC Toxicology Unit Research Lecture Award. This is to recognise the contribution of a...

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Four ITTP projects awarded for 2024 start

3 November 2023

The MRC Integrative Toxicology Training Partnership (ITTP) is a national PhD training programme for capacity building in Toxicology and related disciplines. The safe development of new drugs, materials, chemicals and consumer products along with the assessment of risk from environmental exposure requires the integration of...

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Unit receives Bronze 'Green Impact' Award for 2022-23

17 July 2023

We are delighted to have received a Bronze accreditation in the national Green Impact scheme in our first year of participating. This award recognises the work of our Green Impact Team, led by Unit members Sina Beier, Laraine Crossland and Alex Fulton, as well as the wider support from our Green Committee. img_1621.jpeg...

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Unit host visiting PhD students from Netherlands to identify potential new collaborations

7 June 2023

On Friday 2nd June, a group of 25 PhD students from Wageningen University & Research (WUR), The Netherlands, visited the Unit as part of their tour of UK toxicology research facilities and to identify potential future collaborations. We were treated to a day of exciting flash presentations from PhD students from both...

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Celebrating 75 years of the MRC Toxicology Unit

7 December 2022

On 6th December, staff and students from the MRC Toxicology Unit and guests from external organisations and partners gathered at St Catharine's College in Cambridge to celebrate 75 years of the MRC Toxicology Unit. The afternoon started off with an overview of the Unit and toxicology from Anne Willis , Director of the Unit...

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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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Dr Kiran Patil has been appointed as Deputy Editor for the open access journal: 'PLOS Computational Biology'

23 June 2021

This open access journal explores the " application of computational methods among disparate areas of biology" (PLOS Computaional Biology: Journal Information ). Editorial Board: PLOS Computational Biology: A Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Journal

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Welcome to our new group leaders

22 October 2019

The Unit is delighted to announce the appointment of three new group leaders: Mike Chapman, Ritwick Sawarkar and Kiran Patil. Mike Chapman Mike’s programme will focus on the toxicity of CAR-T cell therapy. The lab will be combining genomic and proteomic approaches with more traditional ‘wet lab’ techniques to dissect the...

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Welcome to Dr Mathew Van de Pette

18 September 2019

The Unit is delighted to announce that Dr Mathew Van de Pette has joined on 1st September as Programme Leader Track. Mat's programme is aimed at understanding the mechanisms by which environmental stressors induce changes to epigentic pathways in utero.

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Dr Martin Johnson –Neuropathy Target Esterase

24 December 2018

The MRC Toxicology Unit is sad to note the decease of Dr Martin Johnson a retired long-standing member of the Unit and British Toxicology Society. Over many years Martin meticulously investigated the target of some organophosphorus insecticides that cause degeneration of axons in the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. This...

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