We strongly encourage students to undertake exciting and ground breaking research which will lead to high impact publications. Indeed, the majority of the students on our programme produce published work in their PhDs. Many of these papers are in top quality journals. Some recent highlights are indicated below.
Odrowaz Z., Sharrocks A. (2012) ELK1 uses different DNA binding modes to regulate functionally distinct classes of target genes. PLOS Genet. 8, e1002694.
Bonev B., Pisco A., Papalopulu N. (2011). microRNA-9 reveals regional diversity of neural progenitors along the anterior-posterior axis. Dev. Cell 18, 19-32.
Hooks KB, Griffiths-Jones S. (2011) Conserved RNA structures in the non-canonical Hac1/Xbp1 intron. RNA Biol. 8, 552-556.
Westhorpe F.G., Tighe A., Lara-Gonzalez P., Taylor S.S. (2011) p31comet-mediated extraction of Mad2 from the MCC promotes efficient mitotic exit. J. Cell Sci, 124, 3905-3916.
Leznicki, P., Clancy, A., Schwappach, B. & High, S. (2010) Bat3 promotes the membrane integration of tail-anchored proteins. J. Cell Sci. 123, 2170-8.
Panagiotaki, N., Dajas-Bailador, F., Amaya, E, Papalopulu, N. and Dorey, K (2010) Characterisation of a new regulator of BDNF signalling, Sprouty3, involved in axonal morphogenesis in vivo. Development 137, 4005-15.
In addition to working in the lab, we encourage students on the programme to participate in broader scientific discussion with the scientific community and the lay public. Students regularly participate in international conferences and contribute to the public awareness of science. Examples include:
Boyan Bonev – Winner of the 2012 Beddington Medal, awarded by the British Society for Developmental Biology for the best PhD thesis in developmental biology.
Jonathan Dickerson – Awarded Roche prize to attend the Continents 2011 Arts & Science event in Salzburg, Austria.
Guillaume Jacquemet - Best poster prize at the 2011 Wellcome Trust Cell Matrix Centre “Get connected” Conference held in Manchester.