News

Dec 5th: Article on Marcin’s stay in the lab is in the CIR newsletter.

Nov 29th: We host Professor Johanna Ivaska for a CIR seminar. Nancy and Siyang host ECR meet the speaker meetup. Excellent Science and great to meet up with Johanna.

Nov 23rd: Siyang and Carsten catch up with Omar, and discuss the remaining bits of revision experiments for Omars paper. Almost there, last push!

Nov 15th: Manuscript resubmitted, we thank the reviewers for their feedback. Fingers crossed!

Nov 14th: Both Nancy and Siyang are giving presentations today, exciting times!

Nov 14th: Marcin is invited for his first PhD interview, good luck Marcin, we are crossing our fingers!

Oct 29th: Marcin submits his Summer internship report, well done Marcin. It was great to host you.

Oct 28th: Carsten is external examiner at the Crick

Oct 27th: Carsten gives seminar at the Crick. Taming Hippos and cellular dynamics

Oct 4th: Susanna is awarded a top-up grant for her promising PhD project. Congratulations Susanna, more exciting Science comming up!

Sep 30th: Shijia receives a merit grade for both her MSc proposal and research report. Well done Shijia!

Sep 30th: Omar’s last day in the lab, before he heads down South to Cambridge for more Sciencing. Omar has been a long term and valued team member. Good luck down South Omar!

Sep 27th: Fun day out paintballing. Combined with leaving due for Omar, who is leaving us end of the month.

Sep 20th: Yue is back! She begins her three months internship with us, where she will be generating new gene edited cell lines.

Sep 13th: Nancy has her ten weeks committee meeting on the Martin Lee program. Excellent presentation and discussions. Well done Nancy!

Sep 12th: Omar presents his last GM with us, and we learn all about the Kirrel proteins in the journal club.

Sep 1st: Michaela joins the lab. She is on the MRC-Precision Medicine PhD program. Welcome Michaela!

Aug 31st: Collaborative paper submitted (and again on Sep 13th, you all know what that means!;)

Aug 25th: Yue and Shijia turns their last report (proposal) in for their MScR degree!

Aug 18th: Susanna has her committee meeting, excellent Science and discussions!

Aug 18th: Marcin has his last day in the lab. Thanks for Biochemical Society for funding his Summer internship. Marcin, great to have you in the team!

Aug 17th: Lab Social. Pizza and the followed by show at the Edinburgh Fringe. Busy day today!

Aug 17th: Krishna has his 2nd year review, well done Krishna!

Aug 17th: Marcin gives an excellent presentation of his Biochemical Society funded Summer internship. Marcin has been working alongside Nancy!

Aug 14th: Awarded seed-funding by the European Crucible for “In-Cell-Net”. Collaborators from France and Luxembourg. Exciting European collaboration!

July 29th: Awarded small meeting grant “The Physical Cell – Across scales – Edinburgh” from the Company of Biologist, for new local network to be established.

July 28th: We are hosting Science Insight students in the lab again this year. Susanna is teaching them all they need to know (within 3 hours!)

July 28th: Yue and Shijia turns their MScR reports in, they have been working along Susanna. Good job Yue and Shijia, fun working with you!

July 21st: Siyang has his 8 months thesis committee meeting. Well done Siyang, excellent presentation and exciting discussions.

July 7th: Susanna giving her research in progress presentation, excellent work Susanna!

July 7th: Shijia and Yue gives their last prep run through before their MSc presentations next week. Good luck, you will do great!

July 6th: Marcin joins us for an internship, he will be working alongside Nancy and is funded by the Biochemical Society.

June 16th: Krishna presents at the Prec Med Phd program Edinburgh/Karolinska event.

June 14th: We hosted together with the Feng lab, Rita Fior for a seminar. Susanna hosted the student meet the speaker session. Excellent talk and discussions all around.

June 8th: Carsten talks at the “YAP/TAZ and TEAD: At the Crossroads of Cancer” workshop.

June 7th: Marcin is awarded a Biochemical Society Summer Vacation Studentship. He will join us in early July! We are looking forward to welcoming you Marcin!

June 1st: Nancy aces her presentation for the Martin Lee event highlighting project starts.

May 18th: Susanna gives her “five in five” presentation at the annual Regeneration and Repair PhD program retreat.

May 16th: Siyang presents at our GM, nice progress Siyang! We also discuss how heavy metals activate YAP through binding to LATS1/2 in our journal club.

May 9th: Carsten is promoted to Senior Lecturer

May 5th: Tour of the new institute and pizza afterwards

April 29th: Excellent news. Nancy decides to do her PhD with us and Pierre through the Martin Lee program. Exciting discoveries coming up!

April 28th: Siyang turns in his 8 months report

April 4th: Omar is in Warwick at the BSCB meeting to present his poster from his PhD work.

March 16th: Omar is awarded a travel grant to attend the BSCB meeting. Congratulations Omar!

March 14th: GM where Ricky gives us an update on his project and we as JC also discuss this interesting recent paper from the KLG lab. It is also Shijia Xia and Yue Lin’s first day as part of their rotation 2 of their MScR in Biomedical Sciences.

March 11th: Susanna host visitor as part of her woman in STEM ambassador.

March 2nd: 2nd and final day of the “present your paper” days started with a new group photo, pizza and then more presentations and discussions. Great job everyone, stimulating!

March 1st: Excellent news, Michaela aced her interview for the MRC-Precision Medicine PhD program and is joining us in September. Excellent news!

March 1st: First day of our annual “present your paper” event. Today Carsten will give an overview of the lab, Ricky, Krishna and Omar will then present. Great stuff to look forward to! It is also a time to look back since our last meeting in May ’21. In general a challenging year, but also productive. Lisa and Jiwon both had first authored papers accepted/published. We also had 3 collaborative papers as well and 3 reviews published. Several social walks during the Summer, during the light lockdown. Importantly, Jiwon and Omar are now Dr Park and Dr Salem! Susanna was also awarded the CIR ’21 Outreach award. Overall a fun and great year!

Feb 18th: Susanna’s interview with Dr. Jason Sinclair and Dr. Shawn Burgess is published as a Science Spotlight in the IZFS newsletter

Feb 14th: Jiwon’s paper is ACCEPTED!!!!

Feb 4th: On WorldCancerDay, Ricky’s review is out. Impeccable timing!

Feb 3rd: Great news Yue Lin and Shijia Xia are joining us for their 2nd MScR biomedical research project starting in March. We are looking forward to welcoming them.

Jan 31st: The proofs for Ricky’s review have arrived!

Jan 27th: Susanna’s Review is out, congratulations Susanna!

Jan 20th: Collaborative paper with the Ponting lab is accepted in Bioinformatics Advances

Jan 18th: Ricky’s review is accepted! Proof soon to follow…

Jan 13th: Carsten is part of a panel hosted by Cambridge Post Doc Career Services regarding a career in academia. Also link to Carsten being interviewed last year here for a Podcast

Jan 12th: We are in the news for our mesothelioma research!

Jan 10th: The proofs for Susanna’s manuscript arrives, exciting time to see it all in the glossy format!

————————————Jan 1st 2022, HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS! ————————————–

Dec 22nd: Ricky’s review is back for his review, constructive comments, very minor revisions really. Well done Ricky!

Dec 17th: Lisa’s paper is accepted, well done Lisa!

Dec 15th: Dr Salem is staying with us for another stint as part of our LifeArc-CSO funded project on mesothelioma. Back to the roots Omar! We are looking forward to continue working with you.

Dec 12th: Susanna’s manuscript is accepted, well done Susanna!

Dec 2nd: Krishna has his first RIP and presentation for the department.

Dec 1st: Krishna is back from his research stay with Janne and co. Krishna, pratar du Svenska?

Nov 30th: Ricky submit his review on the Hippo pathway as a therapeutic target!

Nov 30th: Hippo’s are more widespread in Scotland, than initially anticipated ….

Nov 29th: New PhD project is advertised.

Nov 25th: Siyang flies through his 10 weeks report and presentation. Well done Siyang!

Nov 25th: Read about the story of Malcom and mesothelioma

Nov 18th: Susanna’s review is resubmitted, might appear online this year!

Nov 11th: Big day in the laboratory. Jiwon is now Dr Park. 4.5 hours engaged scientific discussions. Very positive comments on the thesis, congratulations Dr Park!

Nov 5th: Prep and pep talk with Jiwon for her upcoming viva! Jiwon, you are going to rock!

Nov 2nd: Samples also arrives in Sweden!

Nov 1st: Krishna makes it to Sweden! Krishna is going to stay with the Lehtioe lab for a month.

Oct 28th: Carsten is interviewed by the Cambridge Post Doctoral Society, of first part of an independent career in Science. More to follow at panel discussion in Jan!

Oct 23rd: Our EastBio PhD project is live, metabolism across species with a focus on “Hippos”.

Oct 22nd: And Omar’s minor corrections are approved, well done Dr Salem!

Oct 21st: Susanna’s Review is “Accepted in Principle”…. well done Susanna, also thanks to the constructive reviewers!

Oct 15th: Omar turns his minor corrections in for his thesis, well done Dr Salem!

Oct 8th: Piece on “curestarters” is online with our friends from Worldwide Cancer Research

Oct 4th: Jiwon hands her thesis in, congratulations Jiwon!

Oct 4th: We are in the news, new cures start with discovery based research. See our Gallery for article published in “the Herald”

Oct 4th: Siyang presents at his first GM, already first set of new data, and overall well done!

Sep 28th: CONGRATULATIONS Dr SALEM! Omar flew through his viva, and has very much deserved his new title!

Sep 28th: Nancy has first day visiting and meeting the team.

Sep 28th: Excellent news, Nancy Hui has picked our lab for her first PhD rotation. Welcome Nancy. Exciting Science coming up!

Sep 24th: Susanna’s review is resubmitted. Excellent constructive feedback from the reviewers! Hopefully review soon to be published!

Sep 9th: Big freezer defrost day… now to the hard bit, which samples to keep and which to bin….

Sep 1st: Omar turns his PhD in. Now time to prepare for the viva!

Aug 25th: Jiwons review is the most read paper at Bio Soc Transductions. Congratulations Jiwon.

Aug 23th: Who says Monday mornings are always bad Garfield? Both Lisa’s and Susanna’s manuscripts come back with positive comments this morning. Thanks reviewers, those are both fair and very constructive feedback. Exciting!

Aug 13th: Susanna is awarded the CIR Public Engagement Award 2021. Congratulations Susanna!

Aug 10th: Jiwon’s review is out, congratulations Jiwon!

Aug 2nd: Siyang is back, welcome Siyang, we are all looking forward to working with you again. Siyang is doing a PhD with us.

July 16th: Great news, Valentina’s review is selected as “the best of Trends in cell biology” in 2020.

July 15th: Siyang is traveling today. He is starting in the lab again on Aug 2nd after his isolation period is completed. Siyang’s PhD is funded by the Edinburgh global and the CSC. we are looking forward to welcoming you back Siyang, safe travels!

July 12th: Jiwon’s proofs for her review arrived: More to follow soon!

July 6th: Susanna flies through her 2nd year review. Now a few well deserved days off. Enjoy Susanna!

June 24th: Susanna gives an excellent Research in Progress Talk. Well done Susanna.

June 23rd: Good news, Jiwons review is accepted. Congratulations Jiwon. More to follow.

June 18th: Krishna is through the hoop, as he has his first year review.

June 15th: Omar submits his “intention to submit” thesis documents. A couple of months and thesis will be submitted!

June 15th: Lisa update her preprint with substantial additional data.

June 11th: Walk in the Botanics, see pic in gallery.

June 9th: New director announced at the CIR today. Professor Dockrell is taking over after Professor Chris Gregory who has decided to step down. Chris has done an excellent job at leading the CIR and ensured that the CIR has stayed a collegial research centre to work in.

May 24th: Excellent news, our collaborative paper with Janne Lehtio and co has now been accepted in Nature Cancer. Ricky and Krishna are co-authors on this impactful study on NSCLC. Link to be provided later, when paper appearing online. Well done Ricky and Krishna. Congratulations Janne and colleagues!

May 17th: Very sad news today. We learned that our friend and collaborator Andrew Sims passed away. Andy was a good guy, and young.

May 11th: 2nd Day of “present your paper”. Today it was Omar, Susanna and Jiwon. Again, like yesterday, excellent presentations and good discussions. Good exciting solid data all around. Very encouraging that we have several more or less complete stories lined up. Very well done everyone!

May 10th: First day of this years first “present your paper”. Exciting data.

May 7th: Walk up Arthurs Seat. Great to see folks in real life. Pics under gallery. Now planned monthly outdoor meet-up through the Summer.

March 21st: Our collaborative paper is out. Congratulations Utsa, Sonja and team!

Feb 23rd: Ricky gives an excellent (virtual) presentation at the IRR seminar

Feb 8th: The Vermeren‘s labs paper is accepted, where we played a minor role. Thanks for the collaboration.

Jan 25th: Great news. Both Jiwon and Krishna obtain flexible funding from the MRC to facilitate their training and “high cost advanced” experiments. Congratulations Krishna and Jiwon. Exciting data ahead!

Jan 25th: Good group meeting today. Omar presented his work and Susanna oversaw our shared presentation of how YAP regulates GLUT1 . Shared journal clubs works very well!

Jan 15th: Collaborative paper led by the Vermeren lab is accepted for publication in Cell Death & Disease. More to follow when online!

Jan 5th: First day of the new lockdown, labs are still open, but that is about it……

Happy NEW YEAR 2021! -Let’s hope the later part of the year will be less challenging and allow us all to meet up again

Dec 22nd: Big news Lisa’s Label2Label preprint is up. Now let us hope the reviewers like it.

Dec 21st: Excellent news, our LifeArc-CSO project is being funded! Exciting developments, and more news in the New Year!

Dec 4th: Jiwon presents at the Research In Progress, week of the presentations Jiwon!

Dec 2nd: Jiwon presents at the MRC-Precision Medicine annual event.

Nov 30th: Susanna publishes a piece on Dorothy Hodgkin in the Edinburgh University Science Magazine.

Nov 13th: Omar fly through his Research in Progress presentation, well done Omar, nothing like a presentation on a Friday the 13th in the year 2020!

Nov 9th: PhD OPENING!!!! We have an EastBio BBSRC funded PhD studentship open in the lab, please get in touch if interested!

Oct 22nd: Excellent news. We learned today that also Josh and Emelie overall secured a distinction for their MScR projects. Very well done Jon, Josh and Emelie. Congratulations from all of us on your well deserved successes!

Oct 18th: Great news, Jon Corres obtained a well deserved distinction for his MScR project carried out with us. Also thanks to Ricky for helping with the supervision. We wish Jon well for his PhD studies back in Spain.

Oct 1st: Carsten is interviewed by the Sunday Post for the impact lockdown and Covid-19 has on mesothelioma research.

Sep 21st: Carsten is interviewed by the NBC news online for the impact lockdown and Covid-19 has on cancer research.

Sep 11th: Great news, we are part of a BBSRC funded Bioengineering platform. Exciting times ahead.

Sep 3rd: Jon turns his MScR dissertation in, with several hours to spare. Congratulations Jon, and good luck with your PhD back in Spain! Update Oct 18th. Jon receives a well deserved Distinction for his MScR

Aug 24th: Our research is featured in The Scotsman!

Aug 23rd: Josh turns his MScR dissertation in more than a week early! Congratulations Josh, and good luck with your PhD at BARTs.

Aug 18th: Jiwon flies through her 3rd year review. Exciting project coming nicely closer to completion, now if the labs just hadn’t been closed for so long ….

Aug 18th: Carsten is interviewed by the Scotsman.

August 14: Susanna is a coauthor on another paper from her MSc days. Well done, and congratulations Susanna!

July 28th: We are part of the Science Insight program at University of Edinburgh and Carsten discuss the research we carry out and the life of a scientist.

July 15th: Susanna present at the STEM Ambassador Program Information Session highlighting some of the range of public engagement activities she has taken part in recently.

July 2nd: Several team members have now been back into the lab to get an overview of the way the CIR now work, and we have even got our first cells back in culture. It is the small things that excites us these days! From the coming week we will be back at doing real experiments, exciting!

July 1st: Good news, Siyang has been awarded the Chinese Scholarship after previously having been awarded the Edinburgh Global. These two prestigious scholarships make up his funding for his PhD. We are excited to welcome back Siyang later in the year.

June 18th: Nicola Sturgeon confirms that research labs are to be opened on June 29th. We are very much looking forward to get back into the lab!

June 9th: STV’s interview is broadcasted on the 6 o’clock news. Carsten highlight the direct impact the lockdown has on cancer research as well as on early career researchers. Interesting perspective that some countries have all biomedical researchers as essential workers, and therefore biomedical research has not been shut down. A little more info here.

June 1st: Hippo Webinar webpage is online, join us! It is a great string of speakers and free. I am not a Professor, although I am slightly flattered by that “Cells” think, I deserve to be.

May 26th: Carsten is interviewed by STV for Covid19’s impact on cancer research and early career researchers.

May 22nd: Great news Krishna will be joining us in September for a MRC funded Precision Medicine PhD with us. He is currently undertaking a Bioinformatics and Systems Biology MScR in Manchester.

May 6th: Susanna has her “Body Bits” homeschooling activity on DNA and Genetics with the Dundee Science Centre. A little more info here.

May 5th: Carsten is external PhD examiner via Zoom. Student in Austria, Carsten in Edinburgh, internal examiner in London. Work conducted at UCL/Crick. It is a new world we live in…

April 29th: Jon and Josh turns their first report in on their initial project research plan for their MSc project.

April 25th: We are likely to soon host a webinar on the Hippo pathway. Stay tuned!

April 17th: Interview with Worldwide Cancer Research is published. Covid-19 impacts on early career researchers and fundamental cancer research.

April 14th: 1:1 meetings online, good to keep in contact this way, everyone seem to cope somewhat with the new normality, and also get to analyse their data in depth. Also some good online courses available to develop those skill-sets… we are all coping so far… Stay safe everyone!

March 27th: Good news, Siyang made it back home to China. Grueling 48 hours trip with face mask and googles. Now 14 days in quarantine hotel. Siyang, hopefully see you back in Edinburgh in September!

March 25th: Jiwon gives journal club online, the week of Jiwons presentations! Again via “Teams”, which seem to work pretty well. We will double up on the frequency of Journal clubs during the lockdown to keep in contact. Time to get on top of that must read folder with essential papers that are just growing and growing….

March 23rd: Jiwon gives online group meeting via “Teams”. Good job Jiwon, we better draft that paper! Great to catch up with everyone in these strange times.

March 19th: We are sadly working from home for at least the next few weeks (months?) to do our part in physical distancing….. Wet lab more or less completely closed, only essential long term experiments and not yet frozen cell lines will need to be tended to. However we have loads of things that we can work on from home, and the team will stay in contact online. Stay safe everyone!

March 9th: Jiwon and Susanna are running an after-school science club via the crestawards.org/crest-superstar at the Niddrie Mill primary school this Spring. These are Science activities for pupils in P5-P7. Corona Update March 11th, POSTPONED until the FALL …

March 9th: We are pleased to welcome Jon and Josh for their 2nd MSc rotation projects. They are going to work alongside Ricky and Omar respectively. At the same time we say goodbye and good luck to Emelie!

March 7th: Good and fun news, our TCB review has been selected for the “barrier” collection.

Feb 26th: Update from Escape room. The good guys, team TAZ narrowly edged out the evil team LATS1, but very close, only by a little more than a minute!

Feb 26th: Journal club, where Omar presented this paper from the Piccolo lab. We are also having a leaving due for Emelie, who has done her first rotation of her MSc with us. We will try the Escape room again, hopefully no incidents as last time. We have been split in two teams, all very fairly carried out by Ricky in “R”.

Feb 19th: Present “your paper day” was a blast. Great presentations, insights and discussions of what is needed to complete the stories. Finished off with a late pizza lunch. Event to be repeated in the Fall.

Feb 16th: Emelie gives a nice presentation of her MSc project.

Feb 14th: Schedule for Wednesdays ” plan your paper” day send out. Excited for a day of our own Science. I am excited about what stories we have developing. This will be a fun day!

Feb 3rd: Lisa wins first prize for a poster at the large PhotonicsWest conference in the US. “A label-free study of focal adhesions using deep learning in interference reflection microscopy”. Excellent Lisa!

Jan 21st: Collaborative paper online: Listeria monocytogenes Exploits Host Caveolin for Cell-to-Cell Spreading .

Jan 10th: Ricky is back in Glasgow in his old lab for the day to have his viva. Now Dr Cunningham!

Jan 6th: Excellent and motivating start to the New Year. Our review is still the most read paper at Trends in Cell Biology.

2020 Happy New Year and Decade folks!

Dec 19th: The movie is out! Let us introduce Science movie star, Ricky!

Dec 18th: Lab tidy complete: -80C, antibodies, primer lists, and even the Liq N2 is sorted! Looks overall very tidy and organised, here is to an orderly and productive New Year, full of excellent Science!

Dec 17th: Update, police has cornered off the escape room, is this just part of the game? Hmm, seems real, better safe than sorry. Escape room rematch suspended till Summer. Only a fun and nice dinner afterwards.

Dec 17th: Center town Hall meeting, followed by mince pies, then lab tidy up, before heading off for the Lab outing. Escape room and dinner. Hope we perform better in this Escape room, compared to the one we did two years ago ….

Dec 10th: Great news, our collaborative paper with the Guttman lab is accepted!

Dec 9th: Carsten host round table discussion at the ASCB/EMBO on “how to secure a Post doc that is suitable for you”

Dec: 7th: Carsten host subgroup the inaugural Hippo pathway meets cell biology meeting at the ASCB/EMBO meeting in DC. Great list of speakers.

Dec 2nd: Our review online on the Hippo pathway and the plasma membrane. Congratulations Valentina! Out just in time for the ASCB, where Carsten is hosting a sub group meeting on the Hippo pathway

Nov 28th: We are all over the news this morning! Great pleasure to help celebrate Worldwide Cancer Research 40 years Birthday. They together with JHMRF help fund our research into mesothelioma. Please check under gallery for some of the coverage.

Nov 24th: Special Issue is now in print, and can even be bought on Amazon. However still free for download from journal website…..

Nov 11th: Fully funded PhD project – Precision Medicine Project – Taming the Hippo in mesothelioma through proteogenomics.

https://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/precision-medicine/project-opportunities/20-21-projects/taming-the-hippo-in-mesothelioma-through-proteogen

Data/computer savvy interested folks especially encouraged to apply. EU/UK eligible!

Nov 5th: Great news, our MRC Prescision Medicine PhD studentship has been shortlisted, and will soon be open for applications (UK and EU). Proteogenomics and stints at Karolinska, contact us if interested!

Nov 1st: Proof of Special Issue, that is soon being released as a book! Importantly, still free/open access online.

Oct 28th: Big day in the lab, Valentina is having her viva! Excellent news, introducing Dr Rausch!

Oct 15th: Visit from our good friends at World Wide Cancer Research. They were doing photo-shots… prompting a fair amount of unease in all of us having to stand “looking natural”. Good thing we are scientist and not models.

Oct 14th: Our review in Trends in Cell Biology has been just been accepted for publication! Waiting for the proofs to arrive…

Oct 1st: Ricky has his first day in the lab. He is going to be working on our WCR funded project. Ricky is coming across from Glasgow. Welcome Ricky!

Sep 30th: Editorial published, which also marks the completion of the Special Issue. Good news, this Special Issue has also been selected to be printed. Nothing like a good old style printed paper format! Massive thanks to all contributors and reviewers.

Sep 23rd: Good news, Emelie Shepherd will be joining us as for a 20 weeks MSc project. She will be working with Jiwon on our HAW funded project.

Sep 18th: Congratulations Valentina. Valentina submit her thesis 3 years and 18 days after joining us. First PhD student from the lab. Viva late Oct, Post Doc position secured elsewhere. Here are a few things Valentina has completed in the lab. Well done Valentina!

Sep 16th: MRC FUNDED PhD POSITION SOON TO BE ADVERTISED!!! EU/UK students eligible. Data/computer savvy people especially encouraged to apply. Proteogenomics and Hippo. Stints at Karolinska included! Please email for further details.

Sep 10th: Wider lab tidy up. Now so tidy, that we cant find anything, anylonger …

Sep 3rd: Omar has his 2nd year progress meeting. Project really starting to take off…

August 15th: Jiwon has her 2nd year progress meeting, project progresses great. Whole thesis committee joins in for an interesting discussion on the Science… not bad, a lot of interest!

July 29th: Siyang turns his 40 weeks MSc thesis in, on time, with even five minutes to spare! Nice quality set of data. Siyang is staying with us a little longer to decipher more mechanistic insights, stay tuned!

July 25th: We are hosting Science Insight high school students in the lab this morning. Omar and Jiwon showing them different techniques that we use in the lab.

July 24th: Jiwon is off to Glasgow for her 2nd year Precision Medicine PhD program day out, where she will be presenting her interesting findings on new insights into mechanotransduction via the Hippo pathway.

July 24th: Susanna is having her 10 weeks PhD thesis committee meeting. Hope to get useful inputs! …… Update, we did, excellent engaging discussion with thesis committee!

July 19th: Carsten gives presentation on “Cellular signalling via the Hippo Pathway” at the Workshop for Integration of Engineering and Cancer Biology.

July 19th: The lab gets a tour of the new building, (still really only a shell), but interesting to get a feel for the scale, the layout and the great facilities. Looking forward to when the whole CIR moves across and becomes the new Institute for Regeneration and Repair (IRR),

July 5th: As part of the Action Mesothelioma day, Carsten goes to Leeds for the JHMRF hosted “meet the researcher day”.

July 3rd: Valentina’s Review submitted, fingers crossed for constructive reviewers.

June 28th: Hosting World Wide Cancer Research for a site visit, as part of our recent awarded funding from them.

June 26th: Summer tidy up in the lab and then off to “our own” local castle in Craigmillar for some late afternoon sun and exploration.

June 20th: CIR Away Day, good mixing with the rest of department and keeping tap on all the stuff going on at the CIR. Also exciting updates on the new Institute for Regeneration and Repair (IRR), where we will all be moving into new laboratory space in early 2021.

June 19th: Great news, we are CO-I’s on a successful SULSA Technology Seed Funding Grant, entitled “MesoTIRF: developing axial super-resolution microscopy across a 6 mm field of view”. We are looking forward to continue our collaboration with Professor Gail McConnell and her team.

June 10th: Valentina is soon finishing her PhD and is just back from her Italy job tour and has accepted a Post Doc in Turin! Congratulations Valentina!

May 28th: Richard has just accepted his job offer, and will be joining us in October as the lab’s first Post Doc! We are looking forward to working with you Richard!

May 27th: More good news, we just learned that our development application to the Jonathon Haw fund via the Kinross Trust was successful!

May 24th: Excellent news, our Special Interest group proposal for ASCB on “Cell Biology Meets the Hippo Pathway” has been successful. Funny thing, learned it via Twitter. I guess only fitting since the meeting is in DC, and at least some folks over there are fond of Twitter ;). Anyhow, stay tuned for exciting December meeting …

April 23rd: Omar’s review is now online!!

April 19th: Great news, Omar’s first publication reviewing the Hippo Pathway and prostate cancer is now accepted for the special issue on Disease and the Hippo Pathway: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms. Waiting for the proofs, well done Omar!

April 5th:
Siyang presents his poster on his work so far as part of his Masters. Project and poster well received and good feedback! Well done Siyang!

March 19th: PostDoc opening advert now up. Come join us! Deadline April 22nd. See Job Advert.

March 19th: Omar presses the submit button for the first time in his career. Topical review for the Special Issue on the Hippo Pathway. Here is to hoping for constructive reviewers!

March 7th: Excellent news, Susanna has decided she wants to stay with us for her PhD! Exciting and fun collaborative fish project with Dr Yi Feng. Wellcome Trust funded student ship. https://www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medicine/edinburgh-medical-school/tissue-repair-phd

Jan 21st: Paper now in current version of Current Biology.

Jan 7th: We welcome Susanna Riley to our team. Susanna starts her rotation in the lab, she is a Wellcome Trust Repair Student.

Happy New Year! Welcome 2019, lets hope it is going to be fun and productive!

Dec 27th: Our paper is out at Current Biology! Congratulations to 3rd year PhD student Valentina Rausch. s://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.11.066

Dec 14th: Our methods protocol book chapter is online, and also our first peak at the whole book. Looks overall like an excellent assembly of well described protocols. But not cheap! https://www.springer.com/us/book/9781493989096

Dec 11th: Festive celebrations at the Sheep Heid Inn, also celebrating the arrival of our proofs for the upcoming first paper from the lab: Topic: Caveolae and the Hippo Pathway.

Nov 9th: Valentina is giving her 2nd year Research In Progress talk.  Good timing as our paper is “in principle accepted”, more to follow, stay tuned!

Nov 7th: MRC Precision Medicine DTP PhD studentship advertised, Join us: https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=102483

Nov 1st: Great news, lab receives flexible top up funds from the MRC for PhD student Jiwon Park, precision medicine DTP project.

Oct 2018: Excellent news from the MRC. Our good colleagues at the Vermeren lab (CIR) gets awarded a MRC project grant. We are pleased and very excited to be involved in this promising project (Dr Hansen is Co-I on this grant).

Oct 2018: New webpage launch, designed by PhD student Omar Salem!

Oct 2018: East Bio Student ship advertised, join us: http://www.eastscotbiodtp.ac.uk/taming-hippo-–-revealing-fundamental-insights-cellular-aging-process.