CfMR members awarded two grants

The CfMR is happy to announce that two of its steering members have been awarded two grants: Firstly, the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) is funding Michael Duchen, Gyorgy Szabadkai and Angus Bain for the development of novel approaches in the study of redox metabolism. Secondly, the Michael J. Fox foundation will be funding…

Gyorgy Szabadkai’s team receives Wellcome Trust Pathfinder Award to study mitochondrial subtypes of breast cancer

Gyorgy Szabadkai (UCL Department of Cell and Developmental Biology) together with Robert Stein (UCLH, UCL Cancer Institute) and Mariia Yuneva (Francis Crick Institute) and Kevin Bryson (UCL Computer Sciences) as CoI, has received a Wellcome Trust Pathfinder Award to develop a mitochondrial gene expression based biomarker to inform on chemosensitivity of luminal breast tumours. The grant will…

UCL Mitochondria project wins 2011 SET for Britain Award

Warmest congratulations to Miss Talia Atkin of the UCL Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology (NPP), who struck Gold, and a prize of £3,000,  at a competition in the House of Commons for the excellence of her scientific research. Talia presented her biological research to more than one hundred politicians and a panel of…

Parkinson’s disease research funding awarded

Prof Michael Duchen has been awarded a project grant from the Parkinson’s Disease Society to study ‘interactions between mitochondrial biogenesis and complex I inhibition in the pathogenesis of Parkinsons’ Disease’ This will provide funding for Dr Juan Carlos Corona to work with Prof Duchen for two years. Parkinson’s UK website

Michelangelo Campanella wins BBSRC New Investigator funding

Michelangelo Campanella, Lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College and member of CfMR, wins funding through BBSRC New Investigator award. The award is entitled: “Role of the mitochondrial Translocator Protein (mTSPO) in cell homeostasis: a molecular pathway in signalling and self-conservation mechanisms”. Links: Dr Campanella  

Muscular Dystrophy funding awarded to Profs Duchen and Muntoni

Professors Michael Duchen and Francesco Muntoni have been awarded grants to study the cellular mechanisms of a group of muscle diseases called the central core myopathies with a project grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) of $375,000 and a contribution of £69,864 from the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign (MDC) to supplement and extend a BBSRC…

Parkinson’s disease research funding awarded

Dr Gyorgy Szabadkai has been awarded £270,000 from the Parkinson’s Disease Society (PDS) for research into a gene – named PARK7 – which is linked to certain forms of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease occurs when particular nerve cells die in the brain, making it increasingly difficult to relay messages between the parts that control movement. …