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Hayley Sharpe receives a 2020 Lister Research Prize Fellowship

Prizes recognise outstanding performance and potential

Prizes provide flexible funding to support career development


Dr Danika Hill receives the Michelson Prize

Prize recognise innovators in human biology and vaccine research

Funding will support research into vaccine discovery


New role for white blood cells in the developing brain

Institute researchers describe a population of specialised brain-resident immune cells

The presence of white blood cells is essential for normal brain development in mice


Sugar consumption shown to be a driving factor in onset of pancreatic cancer

Research using mice and human data shows how diet affects disease risk

Study used data collected from half a million people over 20 years

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The protein kinase DYRK2 as a new regulator of protein homeostasis

Dr Laureano de la Vega

CRUK Fellow and Group Leader, School of Medicine, Division of Cellular Medicine, University of Dundee


Translating the Hypoxic Response – Role of Preferential Protein Translation in Cellular Response to Low Oxygen

Dr Niall Kenneth

Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool

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Structural basis for RING-Cys-Relay E3 ligase activity and its role in axon integrity.

Mabbitt PD, Loreto A, Déry MA,

Nature chemical biology
1 1: 03 Aug 2020

DOI: 10.1038/s41589-020-0598-6

PMID: 32747811

Mitochondrial Oxidative Damage Underlies Regulatory T Cell Defects in Autoimmunity.

Alissafi T, Kalafati L, Lazari M,

Cell metabolism
1 1: 22 Jul 2020

PMID: 32738205

Establishing a Unified COVID-19 "Immunome": Integrating Coronavirus Pathogenesis and Host Immunopathology.

Wauters E, Thevissen K, Wouters C,

Frontiers in immunology
11 1: 2020

PMID: 32719686