AICR grant, 3years, Identifying Combination Therapies to Overcome Resistance in Melanoma Skin Cancer
Plumb DA, Ferrara L, Torbica T, Knowles L, Mironov A Jr, Kadler KE, Briggs MD, Boot-Handford RP. (2011). Collagen XXVII organises the pericellular matrix in the growth plate. PLoS One
Invited conference talks
Louise Kung for successfully defending her PhD thesis entitled ‘Investigating the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress in chondrodysplasia’ supervised by Ray Boot-Handford. Louise has now taken up an AR UK funded postdoc with Ray Boot-Handford and Mike Briggs working on ER stress and osteoarthritis.
Ewa Mularcazyk for successfully defending her PhD entitled ‘Understanding molecular pathology of chondrodysplasias: the role of ER stress’. Ewa was co-supervised by Ray Boot-Handford and Lisa Swanton, and has now taken up a postdoctoral research position with Andrew Gilmore.
5th Mechanobiology conference, Shaw Foundation Alumni House, National University of Singapore (organised by the MechanoBiology Institute and the National University of Singapore), 9-11 November. Vinculin - a transducer of mechanical force regulating the recruitment and release of focal adhesion proteins
Tony Day took part in the Management Committee Review Meeting of the Oxford Protein Production Facility-UK (OPPF-UK) at the Research Complex, Harwell on 17/18 November.
Tony Day attended the Arthritis Research UK's Academic Leaders Forum in Manchester on 24/25 November.
Tim Hardingham was a member of the international panel on Regenerative Medicine at a DFG meeting in Berlin 5-8 December, as part of the German Federal and State Governments Excellence Initiative in Universities 2012-2017
Karl Kadler was at the November meeting of ERG7 at the Wellcome Trust at which Investigator Awards, Principal Fellowship, Senior Research Fellowships and Career Development Awards were considered. Eight of 17 applications were put forward to interview.
A-level students from Xavarian and Oldham Colleges took part in 'A Breath of Fresh Air', an A-level study day written and delivered by Team Mucus, which encourages students to explore research into various lung diseases and gain a better understanding of how research is funded. Hosted by the Manchester Museum and run by Dave Thornton, Adele Williams, Caroline Ridley, Heather Davies, Alex Horsley, Tom Ziesler and Ceri Harrop, the day was a great success and will be run again on Wednesday 7th December, when Manchester City College will take part.
Thanks to all of you who came along and supported the cake sale on Wed 30th Movember. We raised a huge £254 from the cake sale alone, plus what the guys have raised on their team TA$Hconverters page:
so all in all over £500 for Prostate and Testicular Cancer.
Thank you again,