Genetics and Genomic Medicine
News and events
Tuesday 23 January 2024: Maria Bitner-Glindzicz Travel and Conference Fund is now open for applications. Deadline is 17:00 Wednesday 15 May 2024.
Thursday 25 April 2024: Cilia Disorders Section Symposium - hold the date.
Department job opportunities
Researcher – Biology - NATA 2363 - We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist to work on a collaborative project between NATA and University College London (UCL). The project aims to develop personalized antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) therapy for primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), a rare respiratory disorder affecting cilia function. The researcher will work on the design and evaluation of different ASO chemistries and modifications using airway cellular models, including air-liquid interface cultures. They will use optimal analytical methodologies to assess the efficacy of novel ASOs at RNA, protein and functional levels. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong work ethic, knowledge in nucleic acid drug development and to be experienced in cell and molecular biology. The NATA employee will be seconded to work full-time in the laboratories of Prof Hannah Mitchison and Dr Haiyan Zhou on RNA therapy, in collaboration with the teams of Prof Stephen Hart and Chris O’Callaghan, all based at the UCL GOS Institute of Child Health, London. Closing date: 13 March 2024.