Driscoll, M.D., McLean, K.J., Cheesman, M.R., Jowitt, T.A., Howard, M., Carroll, P., Parish, T. and Munro, A.W.(2010).
Tan, K.T., McGrouther, D.A., Day, A.J., Milner, C.M. and Bayat. A. (2010). Characterisation of hyaluronan and TSG-6 in skin scarring: differential distribution in keloid scars compared to normal scars and unscarred skin. J. Eur. Acad. Dermatol. Veneral. (in press.)
The Public Engagement Committee have recently been awarded a grant of £907 from the Biochemical Society to run an A level study day entitled 'Lung Disease: A Sticky Situation' in collaboration with The Manchester Museum.
Ceri Harrop, together with Alexa Jeanes from The Manchester Museum and Dr Steve Richardson from MHS, designed and delivered “The hard cell; considerations for stem cell treatments”, a workshop designed for students to find out more about stem cells and the ethics of using these cells in novel treatment through a series of engaging and thought provoking debates and lectures with stem cell scientists.
Gordon Research Conference for Mammary Gland Biology, Lucca, Italy. 6th-11th June.
The role of B1-integrin in mammary gland ductal morphogenesis
Tim Hardingham and Tony Day were both on the International Scientific Programme Committee for HA2010 conference, which was organized by the International Society for Hyaluronan Sciences in Kyoto, Japan on June 6th -11th 2010.
Tim Hardingham gave an opening short presentation and Chaired a Session on Development and Ageing.
Other abstracts/posters presented at meeting:
Baranova, N., Wolny, P.M., Banerji, S., Day, A.J., Jackson, D.J., Richter, R.P.$ Structure/function inter-relationships of hyaluronan matrices – insights from well defined model systems. Invited talk for RPR.
Baranova, N., Day, A.J., Richter, R.P. TSG-6 induced remodeling of hyaluronan matrices.
Briggs, D.C., Ali, T., Tongsoongnoen, W., Rugg, M.S., Waltho, J.P., Milner, C.M., Day, A.J.$ Understanding the role of the inflammation-associated HA-binding protein TSG-6 in HC•HA formation.
Higman, V.A., Briggs, D.C., Mahoney, D.J., Almond, A., Blundell, C.D., Day, A.J.$ A refined model for the TSG-6 Link module in complex with HA: insights into HC transfer.
Wolny, P.M.$, Banerji, S., Day, A.J., Jackson, D.J., Richter, R.P. A new quantitative approach for the study of polyvalent CDD-HA interactions – nanoscale model surfaces of HA-rich films.
Karl Kadler was at the shortlisting meeting this week for the MRC Career Development Awards, for which candidates were selected for interview in July. If you know anyone wanting to establish their own laboratory within the Centre, forward their names to Charles. Anyone requiring information or guidance about writing a research fellowship is most welcome to talk to Karl.
Karl Kadler has been invited onto the Cell & Developmental Biology Expert Review Group (CDBERG) at the Wellcome Trust. This ERG will be responsible for deciding which applicants are allowed forward to interview for an Investigator Award or Senior Investigator Award within the general area of cell biology and developmental biology. The first training and orientation meeting will be sometime in September.
Chloé Yeung, Louise Kung and Simon Foulcer have returned from Hong Kong where they presented talks in Kathy Cheah's department. Excellent work from these three in promoting the Centre and showcasing our research.
Elizabeth Laird (neé Canty) is leaving the Centre on July 1st to take up a lectureship position at the University of Liverpool. We congratulate Liz and wish her all the best. Liz was a PhD student with Mike Briggs before moving to Karl Kadler's lab and was first author on the fibripositor paper in 2004. Liz was also the first to show that procollagen cleavage can occur within the cell, which has overturned dogma in the collagen field. Liz will be in the same research department as Pete Clegg and Simon Tew.