Recent Stories in 2010/09
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Dr Abdelkader Essafi has been awarded a prestigious Beit Memorial Fellowship for Medical Research...
Dr Andrew Jackson has just been awarded a prestigious Lister Prize for his work on disorders of brain size...
Darwin drew this evolutionary tree in 1837. What is remarkable is that the evolutionary trees that we draw today are essentially the same...
Dr Colin Semple contributed to a study of the genome-wide dynamics of promoter usage in a human leukemia cell line...
Dr Jim Wilson has been awarded 450,000 pounds from the Chief Scientist Office...
Dr Andrew Jackson has just been elected as 2010 Balfour Lecturer...
Congratulations to Emily Pritchard, a second year PhD student who has won the 2009 British Society of Cell Biology's Science Writing Competition...
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Celebration of Achievement Awards Ceremony, Broughton High School
The Unit was delighted to be involved in the recent Celebration of Achievement Awards Ceremony at Broughton High School... July 2010... July 2010
4th Mammalian Genes, Development and Disease Meeting
Judith Reichmann, a 2nd year PhD student in the laboratory of Dr Ian Adams, has been awarded a prize at the 4th Mammalian genes, development and disease... July 2010
Unit PhD students at Scottish Parliament event: 1 July 2010
Three PhD students from the MRC Human Genetics Unit took part in a 'Celebration of Science' event held in the Scottish Parliament... July 2010
2010 Queen's Birthday Honours for MRC Scientist
The unit congratulates Professor Veronica van Heyningen on her recognition in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours list... June 2010
Portree High School, Isle of Skye visit
Second Year PhD student, Niki Wyatt, has recently visited Portree High School on the Isle of Skye... June 2010
Unit scientists provoke a rethink about how gene expression is silenced
It is known that the way that DNA is packaged with proteins - to form a structure called chromatin... May 2010
Talk for Edinburgh Association of University Women
The Edinburgh Association of University Women runs a monthly programme of events that features interesting and stimulating speakers... April 2010
Unit scientists add to the fun at Edinburgh International Science Festival
More than 1300 kids visited the MRC Lab at the City Arts Centre during the Edinburgh International Science Festival in April...April 2010
Human Genetics Unit visit to Broughton High School
Researcher Dr Joe Rainger and MRC Regional Communications Manager Hazel Lambert visited the school to give careers talks to S2 students... April 2010
A Functional Edge
Professor Wendy Bickmore has been awarded an Advanced grant of €1.7m from the European Research Council (ERC)... January 2010
Norwegian Cancer Symposium in Oslo Poster Prize
Dr Eskeland awarded first poster prize at 2nd Norwegian Cancer Symposium in Oslo... December 2009
Unit Scientist discusses research in House of Commons
Dr Shu, a senior scientist at the Unit, recently attended a drinks reception in the House of Commons... November 2009
Is it better to be mixed race?
Dr Jim Wilson, featured in the recent Channel 4 documentary "Is it better to be mixed race?...November 2009
The Taiwan Scottish Joint Workshop on Diseases and Regenerative Medicine
Scientists from Scotland and Taiwan came together for a two day workshop hosted by Professor Nick Hastie at the MRC Human Genetics Unit (23 and 24 September 2009).
Class Prize for the MSc Life Sciences programme
Katy Astell, who has recently begun her PhD studies in the Unit, has been awarded the Class Prize for the MSc Life Sciences programme... October 2009
Danish Institute for Study Abroad visit: 9 October 2009
A group of American Bachelor degree students studying a semester long programme on Biotechnology and Biomedicine visited the unit...
British Science Association Finalist: 7 September 2009
Marion Hogg a final year student at the unit, has been selected as a finalist in the Perspectives competition run by the British Science Association...
Gala awards for innovators: 16 August 2009
HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh has presented an award to two members of IGMM staff at a gala dinner...
Highlands visit for ‘Researchers in Residence': 1 July 2009
Emma Hall and Niki Wyatt (PhD Students) recently taken time out from their PhD to visit the Highlands for a ‘Researchers in Residence’ placement...
Unit attends Science and Technology Fayre: 17 June 2009
The Unit's Dr Joe Rainger was invited to Dalziel High School's Science and Technology Fayre in Motherwell...