Julie Welburn received the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Patrick Neill Medal

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Welburn, who is one of just 9 recipients of this year’s Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) medals.  Julie has been awarded the RSE Patrick Neill Medal for enhancing our understanding of human cell division and disease through her research into the structure and cooperativity of key motor proteins and microtubule tracks.

The Patrick Neill Medal is awarded to early career researchers in Life Sciences for exceptional achievement in science. 

Julie is a group leader in the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology, she studies how motors shape cytoskeleton architecture with a particular interest in the mechanisms of molecular transport that underlie cell division and cellular organisation. Her lab uses biochemistry, structural biology, in vitro reconstitution and cell biology to investigate the link between cell architecture and health and disease.

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RSE Patrick Neill Medal

RSE medals 2021