Wellcome Trust Fellowship success

January 23rd, 2020

Congratulations to Dr Emily Osterweil for being awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) to study ribosome function in neuronal plasticity and autism. These fellowships are awarded to “support independent researchers who are emerging as global leaders in their field and want to tackle the most important questions in science.” The 5 year fellowship will allow Dr Osterweil to develop her research defining the role of altered protein synthesis in neurodevelopmental disorders.    

Congratulations to Dr Nathalie Rochefort who has been awarded a ERC Consolidator Grant!

December 18th, 2019

The European Research Council awarded Consolidator Grants to 301 top scientists and scholars across Europe. Funding for these researchers, part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is worth in total €600 million, and is very competitive. With this support, the new grantees will have a chance to build up their teams and have far-reaching impact. The ERC Consolidator Grants are awarded to outstanding researchers of any nationality and age, with at least seven and up to twelve years …

Researcher in Spotlight – Nathalie Rochefort

December 7th, 2019

Nathalie Rochefort is a Chancellor’s fellow and a Sir Henry Dale fellow at the University of Edinburgh. She is a sensory neuroscientist whose goal is to understand how neural activity in the visual cortex underlies our perception of a visual scene. As an undergraduate, she studied Biology and Epistemology in Paris. She then obtained a European PhD in Neuroscience from the University Paris-VI and the Ruhr-Universität-Bochum and did her post-doctoral training at the Technical University in Munich. Her work during …