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Royal Society Medal for Anne Ferguson-Smith

1 September 2021

Buchanan Medal Buchanan medallist 2021 The Buchanan Medal 2021 is awarded to Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith FMedSci FRS for her pioneering work in epigenetics, her interdisciplinary work on genomic imprinting, the interplay between the genome and epigenome, and how genetic and environmental influences affect development and...

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Ariella Weinberg-Shukron awarded Israel National Postdoc Award for Women in Science

5 February 2021

Many congratulations to Ariella Weinberg-Shukron , a new HFSP Fellow in the Ferguson-Smith lab, who has just been awarded the Israel National Postdoctoral Award for Women in Science, a prize in recognition of outstanding scientific achievements to date. Well done, Ariella!

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Part II Online Open Day

26 January 2021

Welcome! Based on the Downing Site in the city centre, the Department of Genetics is a small and friendly department. With world-class research groups and teaching staff, our Natural Sciences inter-departmental teaching encourages Part II students to explore and develop their learning in new and exciting areas. Take a look...

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In2science Outreach Research Programme

15 January 2021

Last year the closure of schools and restricted access to research labs across the UK put a stop to many of the research placements that would normally take place in the summer. These placements play an important role in providing students with experience of what a career in research is like, before deciding what to do...

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Anne Ferguson-Smith appointed as interim Pro-VC for Research

17 December 2020

Anne Ferguson-Smith has accepted the invitation to take on the role of interim Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research for the University of Cambridge. Whilst taking on this opportunity, Anne will be stepping down as Head of Department in January 2021 for the calendar year. During this time, Anne will continue to be active in the...

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Alfonso's 2020 Research in Genetics Talk

16 December 2020

For many years Alfonso Martinez-Arias has been at the heart of the Developmental Biology community in Cambridge, first in Zoology and for the past 20 years in Genetics. Throughout his time here he has pushed the boundaries of fundamental biology, driven by the question of how cells make choices. First with the fly then...

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Prabakaran Group Publications

8 December 2020

The Prabakaran group has identified, cataloged, and classified protein translations from noncoding genomic regions of multiple organisms. Their work, which is to appear in three separate publications (see below), shows that these ‘novel’ genomic regions cannot be defined by our current understanding or definition of a gene...

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Cambridge Technology-Enabled Learning Prize 2020

10 November 2020

Cambridge University Press have announced the winners of the 2020 Technology-Enabled Learning Prize. The prize for Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths & Medicine (STEMM), goes to Dr Matt Castle and his team, for the PSLS Biostatistics Initiative Core Statistics Course. The GSLS Biostatistics course supports life...

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Age-specific mortality and immunity patterns of SARS-CoV-2

3 November 2020

Work led by Megan O'Driscoll , from the Salje group, was published in Nature on 02 November 2020 highlighting the age-specific mortality and immunity patterns of SARS-CoV-2. Among a range of results, it shows that infection fatality rates are very consistent across ages for those <65y across countries but very different...

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Alfonso Martinez-Arias and Naomi Moris receive MRC and AMED Award

25 September 2020

Professor Alfonso Martinez-Arias and Dr Naomi Moris have received an award from the Medical Research (MRC) and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) in collaboration with Dr Cantas Alev to use their human gastruloid system to study somitogenesis associated birth defects. The below image provides an...

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