At the end of July 2019, Robin Allshire, Patrick Heun and Atlanta Cook travelled to the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) in Ghana to attend the WACCBIP annual research conference. The trip was funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund with the purpose of developing mutually beneficial collaborations between the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology and the WACCBIP community.
On 11 June, EMBO announced that Adele Marston has been elected to its membership. She joins a group of the best life science researchers in Europe and around the world.
EMBO Members actively participate in the execution of the organisation’s initiatives by serving on Council, committees and editorial boards, by evaluating applications for EMBO funding, by mentoring young scientists and by providing suggestions and feedback on activities.
Research into the role of the protein, YTHDF2, in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) has identified YTHDF2 as a promising drug target for the treatment of AML.
The role of YTHDF2 in AML was investigated by a team of researchers led by Dónal O’Carroll (WCB & CRM, University of Edinburgh) and Kamil Kranc (Queen Mary University of London).
On Friday 1 March 2019, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) announced that Dónal O’Carroll is one of 62 new fellows who will be inducted in May 2019.
He will join the existing Fellowship of over 1600 individuals who have a diverse breadth of knowledge and experience in areas including business, science, creative arts, health, technology, law, public engagement and international development. They give their time and expertise for free to support the RSE in delivering its mission of ‘knowledge made useful’.
Julie Welburn has been selected to receive one of this year’s prestigious EMBO Young Investigator awards.
It has been announced that Jean Beggs is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the RNA Society. This will be formally awarded at the RNA Society meeting in Berkley, California, USA, in May-June 2018. The award recognises her work on yeast splicing and transcription and her contribution to the understanding of the yeast splicing machinery.