Thursday, 24 April 2014

Boost for research into Parkinson's Disease

Biomed Lecturer Charlie Affourtit is one of the team lead by Kim Tieu (in our Medical School) that has just been awarded a £500,000 grant from the Medical Research Council. Dr Affourtit will be investigating the role of mitochondrial dynamics (the continual fusing and splitting of these organelles) in such neurodegenerative diseases. You can read more about this award in the Press Release below.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Lecturer shows origin of E.coli strain

Dr Mat Upton, one of the lecturers in the School, has just published a study tracking the spread of a virulent drug-resistent clone of E.coli. You can read the article in PNAS, and it is covered in the local newspaper. He has also just started a biotech. company that will develop diagnostic tests for this and other bacteria (see press release below).

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Physiology and Dr Snot

.. the names of the School's booths at a recent Outreach event in Truro! Read more below.