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Kennedy Institute publishes 2018 Report

Kennedy Institute publishes 2018 Report

The report highlights recent scientific achievements, and sets out the Institute’s strategy to bridge the gap between discovery research and clinical application.

Dr Luke Jostins in Parliament with Royal Society pairing scheme

Dr Luke Jostins in Parliament with Royal Society pairing scheme

Dr Luke Jostins-Dean from the Kennedy Institute and Professor Deborah Gill from the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford will be swapping a lab coat for legislation at the House of Commons for a week in Westminster.

Professor Michael Dustin reviews innovative work for Nature Immunology

Professor Michael Dustin reviews innovative work for Nature Immunology

Kennedy Institute Professor Michael Dustin and Professor Omer Dushek of the Dunn School of Pathology have published an explanatory article in the prestigious Nature Immunology, leading thought on ground-breaking work in the field of immune regulation.

Kennedy Institute joins global Human Cell Atlas initiative

Kennedy Institute joins global Human Cell Atlas initiative

The Kennedy Institute is part of a flagship Human Cell Atlas project recently awarded £7m from the Wellcome Trust.

NDORMS recognised with Athena SWAN Silver Award

NDORMS recognised with Athena SWAN Silver Award

Awards

NDORMS has renewed its Athena SWAN Silver Award status in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality and excellence in employment and education practices.

Professor Irina Udalova joins Wellcome Trust Expert Review Panel

Professor Irina Udalova joins Wellcome Trust Expert Review Panel

General

Kennedy research Professor Irina Udalova has joined the Wellcome Trust’s Immune System in Health and Disease Expert Review Group from 1 October 2018.

ERC Starting Grant for Dr Anjali Kusumbe

ERC Starting Grant for Dr Anjali Kusumbe

Congratulations to Kennedy Institute Group Leader Dr Anjali Kusumbe who has been awarded prestigious funding from the European Research Council to investigate the link between blood vessels and tumour metastasis in bone.

Kennedy Trust Senior Fellowship programme successful in launching research careers

Kennedy Trust Senior Fellowship programme successful in launching research careers

Four Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research (KTRR) Fellows at the Kennedy Institute were awarded prestigious funding awards, highlighting the success of the KTRR programme in supporting outstanding investigators launch their independent research career.

Super microscope unveiled at the Kennedy Institute

Super microscope unveiled at the Kennedy Institute

New live-cell super microscope at the Kennedy Institute will allow researchers to explore never seen before structures and processes within living cells, with an unprecedented level of detail in space and time.

Preventing osteoarthritis after injury: first international pre-guidelines

Preventing osteoarthritis after injury: first international pre-guidelines

oacentre

International expert working group develop first pre-guidelines for conducting robust studies aimed at prevention of osteoarthritis (OA) after acute knee injury.

Making an impact in more ways than one

Making an impact in more ways than one

The Kennedy Institute has won not one but two Green Impact scheme awards in the University’s fifth Sustainability Showcase – a Silver Award for the building and a Gold Award in the Labs category.

EFIS-EJI Ita Askonas Prize for Professor Katja Simon

EFIS-EJI Ita Askonas Prize for Professor Katja Simon

Professor Katja Simon is the recipient of this year's prestigious Ita Askonas Prize for her contribution to immunology.

Kennedy staff recognised for research and teaching excellence

Kennedy staff recognised for research and teaching excellence

Awards

Congratulations to the seven researchers at NDORMS who were awarded new titles in the University's 2018 Recognition of Distinction exercise.

What is it like to be a work experience student?

What is it like to be a work experience student?

General

NDORMS ran two work experience weeks for eleven Y12 students from local state schools. While they were here they created video diaries about their week.

Afternoon tea with the Kennedy Trustees

Afternoon tea with the Kennedy Trustees

Trustees from the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research joined staff and students at the Kennedy Institute for an afternoon of presentations followed by tea.

Dialling down inflammation in psoriasis

Dialling down inflammation in psoriasis

A collaborative study between the Kennedy Institute and MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM) identifies a new pathway that limits the severity of inflammatory skin disease.

New hope for patients with incurable and disabling Dupuytren’s disease

New hope for patients with incurable and disabling Dupuytren’s disease

Publication Research

Scientists in the Kennedy Institute, NDORMS show anti-TNF inhibits the cells responsible for Dupuytren’s disease.

Two Wellcome Trust Fellowships for Kennedy researchers

Two Wellcome Trust Fellowships for Kennedy researchers

Awards

Kennedy Institute researchers Alex Clarke and Thomas Riffelmacher have been awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust Fellowships to further develop their research in autoimmune diseases.

New method to study the behaviour of soluble molecules in tissues

New method to study the behaviour of soluble molecules in tissues

Publication Research

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute and the University of York develop a new imaging approach that offers superior resolution to track the movement of soluble proteins in tissues.

BBSRC New Investigator Award for Dr Audrey Gérard

BBSRC New Investigator Award for Dr Audrey Gérard

We would like to congratulate Dr Audrey Gérard on her three-year Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) New Investigator Award. The award will allow Audrey to examine how the behaviour of killer T cells is coordinated to optimise immunity against pathogens and tumour growth.

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