Owens TW, Foster FM, Tanianis-Hughes J, Cheung JY, Brackenbury L, Streuli CH. 2010. Analysis of Inhibitor-of-Apoptosis-Protein family expression during mammary gland development. BMC Developmental Biology. In Press.
Has joined the Thornton lab from the Faculty of Medicine. She will be working as a post-doc on mucin processing in cystic fibrosis, and is being funded by the North American Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Has started in the Gilmore lab on a two year EMBO postdoctoral fellowship. She will be working on aspects of Bax regulation during ECM dependent survival and apoptosis. Barbara was previously working in Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, studying novel inhibitors of the proteasome.
Invited conference & seminar talks
"Science Symposium: Bone, cartilage and immunology", The British Society for Rheumatology, Birmingham. Chondrodysplasias, matrix molecules implicated in disease.
'Medical Oncology Series', Institute of Cancer, Barts and the London Medical School. Syndecan-4 phosphorylation: A molecular switch driving integrin trafficking.
University of California San Francisco. Seminar hosted by Zena Werb on 10 May.
8 May, Symposium on "Cancer, Complexity and the Microenvironment", Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California. Invited talk on How Integrins Control Mammary Gland Development and Function.
Attended a meeting organised by MRC/Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries: Immunology and Inflammation Initiative on "Rheumatoid arthritis and associated conditions - moving research to the clinic". It was agreed at the meeting (held in London) that the delegates would form a single UK-wide consortium that was built around 3 themes: 1) Curing early arthritis - understanding early disease; 2) Deeper understanding of damage and repair; 3) Developing an immunological tool kit. The outline proposal is due to be submitted on 19th May and £5-7M is up for grabs to be shared with a similar initiative in the area of COPD.
School of Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool. Mucus, mucins and mucosal protection.