A long series of thanks is due to a whole lot of people this year.
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.
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
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.
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’.
Congratulations to another one of our third-year, Douglas Pyott (U of Edinburgh) for his research paper! Details and abstract below or for a link, click here.
Pyott, DE, Sheehan, E, Molnar, A. ‘Engineering of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated potyvirus resistance in transgene-free Arabidopsis plants.’ Mol Plant Pathol. 2016 Apr 21. doi: 10.1111/mpp.12417.
Congratulations to our third-year student Audrey Henderson (U of St Andrews) for her research paper, which came out in April 2016:
Henderson, A. J, Holzleitner, I. J., Talamas, S. N., Perrett, D. I, ‘Perception of Health from Facial Cues’. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
Katherine Bassil, a final year biology undergraduate with the American Lebanese University, made contact with Edinburgh University through Jane Haley (Edinburgh Neuroscience) to set up a lab placement at the Roslin Institute in Rona Barron's lab with final year Eastbio PhD student Kirsty Ireland.