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CDB Scientists awarded new grants

20 September 2016

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

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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.

Sandip Patel and co-applicant Clare Futter from the Institute of Ophthalmology have been awarded a 3 year Project from the BBSRC. The project will investigate the role of calcium at physical junctions (membrane contact sites) between the endo-lysosomal system and the endoplasmic reticulum.

Jason Rihel, together with co-applicant Professor John Hardy from UCL's Institute of Neurology, has received a 3-year Interdisciplinary Research Grant from Alzheimer's Research UK. The work will use zebrafish to investigate biological targets and behavioral effects of the protein amyloid beta, a major molecule implicated in Alzheimer's Disease.

Our congratulations to all three successful applicants.