SULSA grant funding success

SULSA

I am delighted to announce that the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance will be  funding our project: Receptor interactions of bioactive leptin fragments – a promising therapeutic lead for dementia. This exciting work will be carried out in collaboration with Drs Rebecca Goss and Cristina Pubill Ulldemolins at the School of Chemistry here in St Andrews and Dr Jenni Harvey at the University of Dundee. Thank you very much to SULSA for their support.

Funded PhD studentship deadlines coming up

A reminder that we have 2 exciting PhD opportunities advertised. There is an EastBIO project, in collaboration with Prof Frank Gunn-Moore and a SPRINT-MND studentship.

Check out:

http://www.eastscotbiodtp.ac.uk/making-and-maintaining-neuron-towards-better-understanding-neuronal-differentiation-and-ageing

https://www.edinburghneuroscience.ed.ac.uk/edneurophd/sprint-mndms-phd-programme

School visits

A huge thank you to the local primary schools who allowed us to come in and talk about neuroanatomy and Healthy living/ healthy brain last week. It was very interesting to hear from pupils and teacher and to learn more about the questions they have about the brain.

Latest grant success

We have been awarded a small grant from Alzheimer’s Research UK to investigate adipokine receptor expression in cognitive dysfunction syndrome cats. Like elderly humans, felines can show memory issues with age and it will be interesting to uncover to what extent mechanisms and risk factors are shared. Alison Holiday will be working on this study in collaboration with Lorena Sordo and Professor Danielle Gunn-Moore from the University of Edinburgh. A big thank you to the Alzheimer’s Research UK Scotland Network for sponsoring this exciting study.