News from The Neurosciences Foundation
The Foundation held its second research seminar on 2 May 2019. All five of our students gave excellent presentations on their projects – some just starting and others about to finish. It was particularly encouraging to learn of the progress on two exciting projects aimed at developing materials that can be used to evaluate new treatments for MS and brain cancer, and on a project looking into detecting the different forms of Parkinson’s Disease.
We now have five PhD studentships, two of which are supported by the Margaret Murdoch Charitable Trust.
Katerina, Maria and Tim relax after their excellent presentations at the Research Seminar
We are delighted to learn that our first Neurosciences Foundation Student, Tim Morgan, has completed the work for his PhD. Tim is a chemist, and his challenge was to develop materials to be used in scanning patients to measure the action of drugs for Multiple Sclerosis. He successfully developed several compounds, and these are now being taken forward towards clinical studies in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh.
The success of Tim’s work led to follow-on funding in the form of an EPSRC grant of £1.3M.
Tim has been successful in applying for a post at the University of Edinburgh, where he will continue the work initiated by the Neurosciences Foundation as well as picking up new projects in this field.
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