Researcher in Spotlight – Chris Sibley

February 18th, 2020

In our website feature “Researcher in Spotlight” this month we ask our researcher Chris Sibley to tell us a bit more about himself. Could you give us a quick overview of your background and career so far? I received my BA in Physiological Sciences, MSc in Neuroscience, and DPhil developing RNA-based therapies for neurological disease from Oxford University. I then moved to the lab of Professor Jernej Ule to carry out my post-doc focussed on RNA regulation. This was initially …

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 …