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Dr Josef Kittler co-organising 'Mitochondrial trafficking and function in neuronal health and disease' in Boston

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Dr Josef Kittler
Dr Josef Kittler The event takes place at the The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School on June 25-26th.

Full details at: http://www.abcam.com/index.html?pageconfig=resource&rid=14753

Professors Michael Duchen and Kenneth Smith awarded grant from the MS society

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MS Society

Professors Michael Duchen and Kenneth Smith have been awarded a grant from the MS society. 

The grant of £214,000 provides funding for 3 years to 'explore mitochondrial dysfunction and protection in early neuroinflammatory disease by in vivo confocal imaging'.

Josef Kittler awarded ERC starting grant 'Fuelling synapses'

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Dr Josef Kittler

The MRC's Dr Josef Kittler is one of ten UCL researchers that have received European Research Council (ERC) Starting Investigator grants with a total value of more than £12.4 million.

Parkinson's disease research funding awarded

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Prof Michael Duchen

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'

UCL Mitochondria project wins 2011 SET for Britain Award

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SET for Britain

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.

Michelangelo Campanella wins BBSRC New Investigator funding

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Michelangelo Campanella

Michelangelo Campanella, Lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College and member of CfMR, wins funding through BBSRC New Investigator award. 

Britton Chance dies November 16th 2010

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Britton Chance

Britton Chance was one of the truly great pioneers of 20th century mitochondrial bioenergetics.

Nick Lane wins 2010 Royal Society Prize for Science Books

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Nick Lane

Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) has won the 2010 Royal Society Prize for Science Books.

Energy revolution key to complex life

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Nick Lane

The evolution of complex life is strictly dependent on mitochondria, the tiny power stations found in all complex cells, according to a new study by Dr Nick Lane, from UCL (University College London), and Dr William Martin, from the University of Dusseldorf.

Muscular Dystrophy funding awarded to Profs Duchen and Muntoni

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CCD Biopsy

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 funded PhD studentship.

Mitochondrial Symposium funding awarded to Dr Takehiro Yasukawa by JSPS

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Funding for a Mitochondrial Symposium has been awarded to Dr Takehiro Yasukawa by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), London.

Dr Nick Lane on Royal Society Science Book Prize shortlist

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Nick Lane

Life Ascending, a history of life on Earth by Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize.

Dr Derek Hausenloy awarded BHF Senior Clinical Fellowship

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Dr Derek Haunsenloy

Dr Derek Hausenloy Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Heart Hospital and Clinical Lecturer at the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, was awarded a British Heart Foundation Senior Clinical Fellowship. 

Dr Josef Kittler awarded Lister Institute Research Prize

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Josef Kittler

Dr Josef Kittler, MRC Senior Fellow at the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, has been awarded the Lister Institute Research Prize, one of only three recipients this year.

Prof John Hardy elected FRS

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John Hardy

John Hardy discovered the first defined genetic cause of Alzheimer's disease: a mutation in the APP gene, and framed the amyloid cascade hypothesis for this prevalent disorder.

Dr Nick Lane awarded UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellowship

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Nick Lane

UCL scientist seeks answers on complex life and origin of species thanks to unique UCL Fellowship award.

CfMR scientists awarded major strategic funding in Parkinson's Disease

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Older hands

The emphasis of the proposed work is to find genes associated with a high risk of developing Parkinson's Disease and to explore the functional consequences of mutations in those genes in cells, animal models and patients.

Professor Salvador Moncada knighted for services to science

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Prof Salvador Moncada

In the Queen's New Year's Honours List 2010, Professor Salvador Moncada, Chairman of the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical research at University College, London, has been knighted for services to science.

Parkinson's disease research funding awarded

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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.

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