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Prestigious honour for two EASTBIO PhD students

The British Society of Neuroendocrinology held its annual conference this year in Glasgow on the 28th-30th August.  The conference began with an ESR training workshop covering the latest scientific techniques, science communication and publishing strategies.  This was followed by a series of talks and poster presentations from students and scientists from around the world showcasing the latest pioneer

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EASTBIO Induction Day 2016

Registration is now open for the EASTBIO Induction Day 2016 (Dundee, 6 October 2016, 10:00-17:00), welcoming all new EASTBIO PhD students and their supervisors.

Induction will be followed by a day of training - for first-year students only - on 'Statistics and Experimental Design', 7 October 2016, 9:00-13:00.

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Publication by second-year PhD student David Walker

Dave Walker, our second-year student rep has a publication out - see more here.

The paper explores the cellular signalling pathways that permit glucocorticoids and insulin to stimulate Na+ transport within cortical collecting duct cells.  The authors discovered that both glucocorticoids and insulin regulate Na+ retention via expression of serum glucocorticoid
kinase 1 (SGK1) through two distinct physiological mechanisms.

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PIPS update (May 2016)

EASTBIO DTP PIPS Coordinator, Caroline Pope has recently reported on PIPS.

This is an exciting time for the new 2015 cohort of EASTBIO students. Many have innovative PIPS ideas. The deadline for submitting the ‘PIPS Planning Sheet’ is September 31st 2016. To help with this students are encouraged to

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First-year student Hamish Todd on working with the Protein Data Bank

First-year student Hamish Todd (U o Edinburgh) has been working with the Protein Data Bank to integrate his virtual reality program onto their website: that way he will be enabling people to look at any protein they like in VR!

Proteins and nucleic acids are complex three-dimensional structures. In order to learn, research, or speak about them, we are often required to internally “picture” them - and if we are interested in docking, substrate binding, or point mutations, our ability to picture them will be sorely tested.

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Second-year student Ben Rutter reporting on a recent training event on genomics

In January this year Ben Rutter (U of Aberdeen) attended a 2-week ‘workshop on genomics’ in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. It was a very intensive course which was ‘developed in response to the increasing demand for training on how to effectively analyze and manage data generated by modern sequencing technologies’.

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