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Obituary: Professor Jon Driver

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UCL reports with great sadness the death on 28 November of Jon Driver, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, and one of the world’s leading psychologists and neuroscientists.

Vice-Provost begins Presidency of the Academy of Medical Sciences

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Professor Sir John Tooke begins Presidency of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Sir John Tooke, Vice-Provost (Health) at UCL, has today begun a five year term as President of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He takes over from Professor Sir John Bell who retired yesterday having led the Academy to significantly increased prominence and influence.

Ollier disease and Maffucci syndrome are caused by somatic mosaic mutations of IDH1 and IDH2

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Multiple Cartilaginous Tumours

M Fernanda Amary, Stephen Damato, Dina Halai, Malihe Eskandarpour, Fitim Berisha, Fiona Bonar, Stan McCarthy, Valeria R Fantin, Kimberly S Stralley, Samira Lobo, Will Aston, Claire L Green, Rosemary E Gale, Roberto Tirabosco1, Andrew Futreal, Peter Campbell, Nadège Presneau, Adrienne M Flanagan

Corresponding author: Adrienne M Flanagan (a.flanagan@ucl.ac.uk)
Letter in Nature Genetics – on line 6 November

Launch of collaborative infection research institute

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Bloomsbury Institute for Pathogen Research

The Bloomsbury Institute for Pathogen Research (BiPR), a joint venture between UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), was launched this week.

UCL Professor wins trio of prizes for TB work

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Professor Zumla

Professor Alimuddin Zumla (UCL Infection & Immunity) has recently received three international prizes for his work combating tuberculosis (TB), a disease that still causes three deaths every minute

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