Current News within the Unit
Young Academy of Scotland New Members: March 2013
The Young Academy of Scotland last week announced the appointment of 50 new members. These include 3 members of the IGMM; Liz Patton from MRC HGU and ECRC; Sasha Kagansky, Chancellor's Fellow in HGU; and Asier Unciti-Broceta from ECRC.
The YAS was set up by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to "bring together some of the most able and innovative young academics, entrepreneurs, artists and professionals in Scotland, with the aim of harnessing their
creativity to develop a coherent and influential voice on behalf of the most talented people of their generation."
Many congratulations to Liz, Sasha, Asier and the other 17 new members from the Univeristy of Edinburgh.
Medical Research Council, Heroes of Health: 100 years of lifechanging discoveries
Celebrating 100 years of the Medical Research Council (pdf version of the printed document)
Mini Scientists in Edinburgh:
Six months of planning, 48 volunteers, 40 kilograms of playdough, 22,000 plastic virus spikes, 1,500 petri dishes and tubes, 30 zebrafish, eight kilograms of dried peas, and two giant ears made up the MRC’s Mini Scientists activity at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Organised by Hazel Lambert, our Regional Communications Manager in Scotland, the story is best told in pictures.
The MRC IGMM is offering exciting opportunities for talented postdoctoral scientists ready to start independent groups: 5 year tenure track fellowships in computational biology. Successful applicants will join an established community of IGMM computational biologists in a well resourced environment. Start up packages are negotiable, and the new Systems Medicine building, custom designed for computational biology, will open in 2015. These fellowships are a component of the efforts by the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine to recruit around 30 prestigious career track Chancellor’s Fellowships.
The closing date for applications is 18th April and details of how to apply can be found here under the link for The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine: