Detailed brain cell analysis has helped researchers uncover new mechanisms thought to underlie Parkinson’s disease.
The study, published in Nature Communications, adds to our growing understanding of the causes of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, and could influence drug design in the future. The work was carried out by a team of scientists, including Dr Mathew Horrocks.
Dr Craig Johnston, from the Lloyd-Jones group, has been awarded a five year Royal Society University Research Fellowship which he will start at St Andrews later this year.
Royal Society University Research Fellowships are awarded to outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field.
Lead by Prof. Dušan Uhrín, Scottish NMR spectroscopists have been awarded £ 1.4 mil for a major upgrade of the 800 MHz NMR spectrometer housed in the School of Chemistry of the University of Edinburgh.
Professor Polly Arnold has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.
Prof. Arnold has been recognised for her research focused on the design and synthesis of highly reactive f-block complexes that can activate inert small molecules such as carbon oxides, dinitrogen, and hydrocarbons, and that can provide fundamental information on structure and bonding at the bottom of the periodic table.
Congratulations to five members of staff from EaStCHEM who have recently been awarded prizes by the RSC. The winners and their prizes are: