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Prof Richard Morris delivered this year's Stephen Kuffler Lecture at Harvard University 'The Making and Keeping of Memory' on 4th April .

Congratulations to Constantinos Eleftheriou (Duguid lab) who was presented with the Alison Douglas prize (best PhD thesis) at this year's Mary Pickford lecture with Prof Kate Jeffery.

Congratulations to Prof Ian Duguid (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences and SIDB Group Leader ) who has received a £3M Wellcome Discovery Award over 8 years to explore neural mechanisms underlying voluntary motor control.

Research Article 'NHA1 is a cation/proton antiporter essential for the water-conserving functions of the rectal complex in Tribolium castaneum' published in PNAS

Dr. Marie Pronot (Cousin lab) has been awarded a prestigious Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship from Horizon Europe.

The work uncovers how the non-canonical SNARE protein VAMP4 controls the probability of neurotransmitter release by coupling synaptic vesicle recycling to a major metabolic and signaling hub in neurons, the endolysosomal system.

'Neocortex saves energy by reducing coding precision during food scarcity'


Rufus Mitchell-Heggs (research assistant and PhD student - Morris lab) has successfully landed in Antigua after rowing the Atlantic!


Gobbo and Mitchell-Heggs in collaboration with Prof Simon Schultz at ICL, have recently had a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science


Well done to all from the lab of @RochefortLab with @KatsanevakiD and Nathalie Dupuy, for this article which is now published in Neuron, looking at how the metabolically-expensive, mammalian brain adapts to food scarcity.

Well done to Robin Beaven, Luigi Zechini and Sybille Koehler (Denholm lab) on their latest publications.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy; has announced its 2022 intake of Fellows.


The article tells Rachel's story of returning to Academia on a part-time fellowship after leaving it when her children were young.

G2PD Team announce "Picture that Research" - our first Postdoc Image Competition.

2021 Mary Pickford Lecture and Alison Douglas Prize (best PhD thesis)