EASTBIO/BBSRC REP 2016 awarded

Six BBSRC Research Experience Placements 2016 were awarded across the EASTBIO DTP to:

Alex Websdale, sponsored by Professor Carol Munro (School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen), to do a BfH project "Investigating Candida albicans echinocandin drug susceptibility with gain of function mutants”

Manuel Blank, sponsored by Professor Frank Sargent (School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee), to do an IBB project "Carbon capture and storage using engineered bacteria"

Robyn Macrae, sponsored by Dr Melissa Cudmore (Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh), to do a BfH project "The role of VEGF receptor interactions during vascular morphogenesis”

Emma Lund, sponsored by Dr Steven Pollard (Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh), to do a BfH project "Genome editing in mouse neural stem cells"

Maximilian Hartung, sponsored by Dr Alistair McCormick (SynthSys & Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, University of Edinburgh), to do an AFS project "Re-engineering photosynthesis: introducing algal carbon concentrating components into higher plants"  

Michaela Dermendjieva, sponsored by Dr Helder Ferreira (School of Biology, University of St Andrews), to do a WCUB project “Mapping the interaction between a chromatin remodelling enzyme and topoisomerase II”

Congratulations to students and supervisors from the EASTBIO Management Group!