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Dr. Andrew MacAskill awarded the Wellcome-Beit Prize

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Congratulations to Dr Andrew MacAskill who has been awarded the Wellcome-Beit Prize of £25,000  for his research ‘Better understanding of affective behaviour through functional dissection of ventral subicular circuitry’. This Prize is given to four outstanding scientists each year in additional recognition of their success in obtaining a Wellcome Trust Fellowship to enable them to develop into independent researchers and leaders in their chosen fields.

CDB Scientists awarded new grants

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CDB is excited to announce a trio of new grants, awarded to three of its senior academics.


Masazumi Tada, together with Karl Matter at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, has recieved a BBSRC project grant, allowing both to expand their lab with a new postdoc research fellow position. The grant funds a collaborative research programme that focuses on the role of mechanotransduction at epithelial tight junctions in epithelial differentiation and dynamics, and early development.

Salinas lab reveals key mechanism behind brain connectivity and memory

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A new study from the Salinas lab in CDB, published in Current Biology, shows that restoring Wnt Signalling reverses synapse degeneration.

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