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Nuffield Research Placement 2017

Last summer, Abbey spent 4 weeks in Kevin Chalut's group for her Nuffield research placement. During that time, she worked with Celine Labouesse and other members of the group on the differentiation dynamics of mouse embryonic stem cells on custom-made soft substrates. Abbey had the opportunity to learn how to fabricate soft and stiff hydrogels, take care of cells, and use standard tools such as flow cytometry and immunostaining.

It was great to have Abbey work with me, and it really helped it getting some projects going which might have otherwise stayed shelved. I am grateful for her help, and enjoyed the opportunity to discuss my work with a non-specialist science enthusiast.

Celine Labouesse, Research Associate, Chalut Group

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New study pinpoints cell types affected in brains of multiple sclerosis patients

Jul 17, 2019

Scientists have discovered that a specific brain cell known as a ‘projection neuron’ has a central role to play in the brain changes seen in multiple sclerosis (MS).

Pilkington Teaching Prize awarded to Prof Anna Philpott

Jun 26, 2019

In a ceremony held yesterday evening (25th June) at Girton College, Professor Anna Philpott received one of this year’s Pilkington Prizes for teaching excellence at the University of Cambridge.

New charity - Myelopathy.org - launched

May 17, 2019

To raise awareness of myelopathy and to address gaps in our knowledge of the condition and how best to treat it, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute Affiliate, Dr Mark Kotter and colleague Ben Davies, together with Iwan Sadler, have launched Myelopathy.org, a charity that aims to give patients a voice and effect change.

Establishing the Molecular Blueprint of Early Embryo Development

Feb 20, 2019

A pioneering group of biologists, physicists and mathematical modellers in Cambridge have studied the genetic activity of over 100,000 embryonic cells to establish the molecular blueprint of mouse early embryo development.

Stem Cell Research Hits the Road

Feb 04, 2019

Two PhD students from the Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute are embarking on a 6000km journey in a customised Renault 4L to support children and schools in Morocco, and to raise awareness of stem cell research at a global scale.

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