Maini Group


March 2015:

We are proud to announce that Mala has been awarded a Research Grant from the MRC, funded from March 2015. 

Upkar Gill has been awarded the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship in March 2015. 

February 2015:
The EASL Sheila Sherlock Post-doctoral fellowship previously awarded to Itziar in 2014 has been extended and enabling her work developing genetically engineered CD8+ T cells.
October 2014:
Laura Pallett successfully completed her PhD, entitled "Metabolic regulation of hepatic immunopathology by myeloid-derived suppressor cells" in October 2014.
June 2014:

Successful completion of BSc dissertations, John-Paul Carter - "Genetically engineering T cells to withstand the liver environment in chronic hepatitis B infection"; Jia Ying Toh - "Regulatory and pathogenic CD4+ T cell subsets in chronic hepatitis B infection". They both received BSc 1st class degrees.  

Lab retreat:

We spent a stimulating 2 days in a cottage surrounded by beautiful Hampshire countryside, discussing our research findings and strategy together. In between we found time for swims, walks, meals, drinks and lots of laughs together. 

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April 2014:

We are proud to announce that our division has won the Athena Swan Silver Award.

Nick began his Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship to last until 2017. 

March 2014:
Itziar was awarded the EASL Sheila Sherlock Post-doctoral fellowship (2014-15).
August 2013:
Laura was awarded the prize for the best oral presentation at the annual Division of Infection and Immunity research Colloquium and selected to present her work to the new UCL provost.
July 2013
Mala has been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award, bringing in 5 years of funding for 2 post-docs and 1 research assistant, to be advertised autumn 2013. 

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 Celebratory drinks in the Wilkin's Quad 

June 2013:
The Maini lab has negotiated a 3 month research contract with UK-based company, Immune Targeting Systems Limited.
May 2013: 
Anna Schurich from the group was the Principle Applicant on a successful Fast Track grant from the UCLH Charities and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. 
September 2012 
Mala was selected to organise the annual International HBV meeting with John Casey. The meeting was held in Christ Church, Oxford and was very well-attended and received.
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Evening reception outside the great hall, Christ Church

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