Darwin College is currently running its annual Postdoctoral Research Associates competition and the deadline of 30 June is imminent.
Associate members are of postdoctoral standing and usually hold a funded position conducting research within the University of Cambridge or an affiliated institution. Benefits include dining privileges, access to inderdepartmental contacts, seminar series and the use of sporting/social facilities. More...
Congratulations to Professor Carol Brayne who has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to public health medicine.
Thanks to recent technological advances, scientists can take cells from an adult individual, for example skin cells from the arm, and use specific growth conditions to return the cells to an early embryonic state. The resulting induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can develop into any type of cell, such as muscle cells, red blood cells or brain cells. As iPSCs can be differentiated into cells that are normally hard to access, they offer a stepping stone for researchers studying disease. Creating an iPSC is highly complicated, so only a small number of laboratories do it. An even smaller number of them annotate their cells in a way that makes them useful for other scientists to use, so the demand for high-quality iPSCs from healthy people is very high. Continued...
Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith and Professor Chris Bishop have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society.