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Steve Jackson's research on DNA damage and repair lands prestigious prize

Prof. Steve Jackson was in Brussels, Belgium, on 18th November to receive a EUR 75,000 prize recognising his discoveries on the DNA damage response in health and disease. The Prix Gagna A. & Ch. Van Heck is awarded every three years for biomedical research that contributes to treating currently incurable diseases.

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Screening ubiquitin E2 enzymes leads to identification of new DNA repair factors

Steve Jackson’s group have developed a new screening technique to examine the ~40 human ubiquitin E2 enzymes for those that play a role in DNA double-strand break repair, and pinpoint the details of three proteins that form a pathway/axis to enable DNA repair by homologous recombination.

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Daniel Zeichner MP visits Stem Cell Research Centre...NOW ON TV

On 16th October 2015 the Gurdon Institute hosted a visit from Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner with representatives of Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK), to showcase the cutting-edge research being carried out in the ARUK Stem Cell Research Centre within the Institute. Watch the interview with Daniel and Dr Rick Livesey.

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Gurdon Institute Seminar Series: next date 24th November 2015

Come along to hear Edith Heard, from the Institut Curie in Paris, talk on 'Relationships between chromosome structure and gene activity during X inactivation' at our next seminar on Tuesday 24th November 2015.

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Tony Kouzarides launches Therapeutics Consortium and Milner Therapeutics Institute ...NEW TV interview!

An innovative new Consortium will act as a ‘match-making’ service between pharmaceutical companies and researchers in Cambridge, with the aim of developing and studying designer medicines for globally important diseases. Now you can also catch this story on Cambridge TV.

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