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Cancer Drug Granted European Approval

In collaboration with pharma, basic Research in the Jackson Lab has translated into a life extending treatment for ovarian cancer. AstraZeneca has announced approval for Lynparza.

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EMBO Young Investigator

Congratulations to Phil Zegerman, who was amongst 27 young researchers to become an EMBO Young Investigator for his research on regulation of genome replication.

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2014 Franklin Medal and Prize

Congratulations to Ben Simons who has been awarded the Franklin Medal, which recognises his research applying non-equilibrium statistical mechanics to provide fundamental new insights into the mechanisms that regulate stem cell behaviour in tissue maintenance and disease.

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GSK Discovery Fast Track Challenge

Steve Jackson and Delphine Larrieu's work in the treatment of inherited laminopathies has been selected as one of the winners in GSK's 2014 Discovery Fast Track Challenge. The initiative has been designed to accelerate the translation of academic research into novel therapies. Delphine and Steve will now work with scientists in GSK's Molecular Discovery Research teams to test their hypotheses and to screen targets.

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PARP Inhibitor recommended by EMA

A new drug, Olaparib, developed to treat ovarian cancer sufferers through a principle established in the Jackson lab using PARP inhibitors, has received a positive recommendation from the European Medicines Agency.

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Gurdon Institute Seminar Series

Eileen Furlong, EMBL, Heidelberg"Transcriptional regulation during developmental transitions: a view from 3D".
11.30am, Tuesday 20 January, Biochemistry Lecture Theatre, Sanger Building, Tennis Court Road. All welcome to attend.

Serena Nik-Zainal, Sanger Institute, Cambridge. (title of talk to be confirmed). 
11.30am, Tuesday 3 February, Biochemistry Lecture Theatre, Sanger Building, Tennis Court Road. All welcome to attend.

Please see the Institute Calendar for details of other seminars.

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