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MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Final

The final of the competition was on 1st October in London.

We learnt in August that Tom Hall, an Institute of Neuroscience PhD student was one of 13 finalists in the MRC Max Perutz Science Writing competition. The competition asks MRC funded PhD students to write 800 words about why their research is important so that a non-science audience can understand it.

 The final of this years competition was on 1st October and we can now announce that Tom was awarded a commendation for his article: 'Brain computer interfaces: science fiction or science future?'

First place went to Christoffer van Tulleken (UCL), and second place was awarded to Wiebke Nahrendorf from the MRC National Institute for Medical Research.

Well done Tom, we hope to be able to publish his article in full here soon.

You can find the full story on the MRC website, here.


Launch of the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre

We are delighted to announce the launch of the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre at Newcastle University which will take place on 24th November 2014. We are very much looking forward to this exciting launch at the Centre for Life and we would like you to join us in our celebrations.We have confirmed speakers from around the world who have personal connections to Newcastle and Lord John Walton who have made an outstanding contribution to science. 

 

Please click on the following link to register for this exciting event at http://newcastle-muscle.org/ and please feel free to share it with your colleagues. 

Katie Bushby, Volker Straub, Hanns Lochmuller 


PHD FELLOWSHIPS

UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND

Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne offer a broad choice of possibilities in different fields of biological, biomedical or public health research in the context of the outstanding scientific environment of Lausanne. Talented and motivated candidates who have or will have obtained Masters or equivalent degrees before Autumn 2015 are invited to submit their application before 1st November 2014. The PhD program offers fellowships in laboratories of our Faculty. More information about the Doctoral School, host laboratories, potential thesis directors and application procedure can be obtained at our

website : www.unil.ch/fbm-phd


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