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Read more at: Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith appointed Executive Chair of BBSRC

Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith appointed Executive Chair of BBSRC

20 December 2023

We are delighted to share the news that Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith has been appointed as the Executive Chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Anne holds the Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics, as well as being the Pro-vice Chancellor for Research and International Partnerships at...


Read more at: Professional Services Recognition Scheme - Award Winners 2023

Professional Services Recognition Scheme - Award Winners 2023

18 December 2023

The Department of Genetics is delighted to report that Amie Baker , Chief Building and Facilities Manager, was announced as a winner of the 'Innovating and Improving' award at the Professional Services Recognition ceremony on Monday 11 December 2023. 46780633-dd0d-4207-a733-731964443b06.jpg The award recognised Amie's hard...


Read more at: Professor Rosana Collepardo-Guevara awarded grant from the European Research Council (ERC)

Professor Rosana Collepardo-Guevara awarded grant from the European Research Council (ERC)

15 December 2023

imageedit_1_6689638110.png Rosana Collepardo-Guevara , Professor of Computational and Molecular Biophysics, Department of Genetics and Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry Rosana is one of the 4 Cambridge scientists to receive a consolidator grant from the European Research Council. “We will investigate the transformative...


Read more at: International Prize for Biology 2023

International Prize for Biology 2023

25 August 2023

International Prize for Biology 2023 The Department of Genetics is delighted to announce that Professor Richard Durbin has been awarded the 39 th International Prize for Biology by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, which this year focused on the Biology of Genomes. The award recognises Richard’s development...


Read more at: LEAF Silver Award

LEAF Silver Award

2 June 2023

left_cert_rezied.png We are extremely pleased to announce that the Genetics Green Team, led by our Sustainability Champions Amy Bains, Emily Kempin and Liam Browne, have successfully achieved both Bronze and Silver awards from LEAF (Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework). This is a tremendous achievement and we thank...


Read more at: Genetics Celebrates Fly Day

Genetics Celebrates Fly Day

14 April 2023

03 April 2023: Department of Genetics celebrated 'National Fly Day'. To begin the day, Dr Felipe Karam-Teixeira presented a talk on the history of researchers using drosophila as a model organism and how different current department members are linked to those who first began working with them. This was followed by Simon...


Read more at: Endoplasmic reticulum defects impair the function of motor neuron terminals

Endoplasmic reticulum defects impair the function of motor neuron terminals

5 April 2023

Image: Confocal image showing presynaptic terminals from motor neurons of Drosophila larva. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) lumen is labelled with GFP::HDEL (green) and plasma membrane is labelled with CD4::tdTom (magenta). Loss of function of Rtnl1 leads to a loss of ER tubules while keeping the regions of the network with...


Read more at: Professional Services Recognition Scheme - Award Winners 2022

Professional Services Recognition Scheme - Award Winners 2022

15 December 2022

The Department of Genetics is delighted to report that our Professional Services Team were announced as winners of the 'Working as a Team' award at the Professional Services Recognition ceremony on Monday 12 December. The award recognised an outstanding level of service in the face of the considerable challenges associated...


Read more at: EMBO Young Investigators 2021

EMBO Young Investigators 2021

9 December 2021

The Department of Genetics congratulates Dr Felipe Karam Teixera on being selected as a member of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme 2021. Felipe will join a network of 130 current and 368 former members of the programme. Starting in January 2022, Felipe and 25 other new young investigators will have access to a variety...


Read more at: Royal Society Medal for Anne Ferguson-Smith

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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