Professor Sir Adrian Bird jointly awarded The Brain Prize 2020

May 5th, 2020

The Patrick Wild Centre would like to congratulate Professor Sir Adrian Bird on being jointly awarded The Brain Prize 2020 with Professor Huda Zohgbi (Baylor College of Medicine in Texas). Affectionately known as the ‘Nobel of Neuroscience’ this is one of the most prestigious prizes a neuroscientist can be awarded. Established by the Danish-based Lundbeck Foundation, it is awarded each year to one or more brain researchers who have had a ground-breaking impact on brain research. 2020 is the 10th …

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.