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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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Stem Cell Institute Group Leaders elected as EMBO members

Jul 07, 2020

Two Cambridge Stem Cell Institute Group Leaders are among the 63 scientists from around the world elected this year as Members and Associate Members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

Institute PIs awarded university promotions

Jun 26, 2020

Many congratulations to our institute and affiliate PIs who have been awarded promotions through the University’s Academic Promotions process recognising their outstanding work.

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Professor Ludovic Vallier elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences

May 13, 2020

The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected 50 of the UK’s most prominent biomedical and health scientists to their Fellowship.

Key nose cells identified as likely COVID-19 virus entry points

Apr 23, 2020

Two specific cell types in the nose have been identified as likely initial infection points for COVID-19 coronavirus. Scientists discovered that goblet and ciliated cells in the nose have high levels of the entry proteins that the COVID-19 virus uses to get into our cells.

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