Training the next generation of researchers

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Support for the next generation of medical researchers to address the biomedical research questions of the future.

Last year funded the following to extend understanding:

2015/16 Awards

Funded from the MRC Toxicology Unit Research Fund

Joint PhD Studentship award between the MRC Toxicology Unit in Leicester and the MRC Unit The Gambia to Omar Janha over four years research training aimed at reducing toxicity liability in the treatment of malaria.

Funded from the Genetics of Mitochondrial Diseases Fund

A PhD studentship for 12 months awarded to Anabel Martinez Lyons to train with Professor Massimo Zeviani at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge in mitochondrial medicine.

Funded from the MRC LMB Celltech Fellowship Research Fund

Fellowship awards to support three researchers at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge: Dr Domagoj Baretic (stipend); Tycho Mevissen (salary support); and, Claudio Pathe (fees).

Funded from the MRC LMB BIORAD Visiting Fellowship Fund

Fellowship awarded to Dr Jerome Boulanger at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge to develop a fast structured illumination microscopy method for super-resolution imaging in live cells.

Funded from the Jeantet (Pelham) Prize Fund

Contribution to help establish the Michael Neuberger Memorial Studentship Fund at Trinity College, Cambridge to provide or supplement the maintenance expenses of outstanding graduate students to undertake PhD’s at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.

Funded from the Strauss Bequest

Bursaries awarded to ten postgraduate students at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge to support their PhD training in molecular biology: Goncalo Oliveira; Ananthanaryanan Kumar; Max Wilkinson; Christopher Rae; John Chen; Alina-Ioana Guna; Daniela Peris (two awards); Brenda Valeiras; Julian Willis, and Agata Zielinska.

Funded from the Jeantet (Henderson) Prize Fund

Award to support the salary, consumables and travel for 12 months for Wasi Faruqi at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge to support a detector development project with a consortium of six laboratories.