News

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!

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

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 Inter. 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.