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Defeat Dementia

A new 5yr campaign driven by Alzheimer's Research UK aims to accelerate progress towards new treatments and preventions in Alzheimer's Disease. Click below to learn more about Rick Livesey's research, and for links to more information about the Defeat Dementia campaign.

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McEwen Award for Innovation

Congratulations to Azim Surani, who will be awarded the McEwen Award for Innovation on the 18th June by the International Society for Stem Cell Research, in recognition for his work on the cellular and molecular specification of the mammalian germ cell lineage.

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Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards

Congratulations to Andrea Brand, who has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award for research into nutritional control of neural stem cell quiescence and reactivation.

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Professorships in Biological Sciences

Nicholas Brown and Julie Ahringer are amongst thirty new professorships which have been established across the University; Nick in Physiology, Development & Neuroscience and Julie in the Department of Genetics.

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Rockefeller Honorary Degree

John Gurdon, along with Julian Robertson and Shinya Yamanaka, has been awarded an honorary degree by The Rockefeller University, in recognition of his research demonstrating that a differentiated cell contains all the genetic information needed to guide the development of an organism.

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