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Lab alum Kaavya smashing it in GPCR world

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This week’s edition of Science magazine features an article on which Kaavya Krishna Kumar – PhD student with Dave Gell when he was here in our unit – is first-equal author. The paper describes the cryoEM structure of the glucagon receptor bound to a glucagon-like ligand and helps understand the mechanism by which the binding […]

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Jessica hands in

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Always a big milestone in the PhD journey, Jessica Zhong has clicked the upload button (which isn’t quite the same as the old days with the endless photocopying and page juggling, but still…) and submitted her thesis (and now is an expert on definite articles), which was focused on the biochemical analysis of CHD4 – […]

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Xavier receives encouragement – in the form of cash!

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Xavier Reid, who started his PhD in the lab in 2019, has used his creative writing skills to pick up anATA Scientific Encouragement Award in March this year. You can read all about his musings on intelligent robots at the ATA website. The award brings with it a tasty $1500, which I presume he is […]

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Ana strikes out in a brave new direction!

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After quite a few years of being an invaluable member of the lab – and one of the only people I know who have solved structures by NMR and crystallography – and done EM as well – Ana has decided to step out of academia into the scary real world. She has done it by […]

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Funding opportunities for ECRs

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Here is an amazing resource put together by some folks at Johns Hopkins, showing funding opportunities (and travel grant opportunities) for PhD students, postdocs and ECRs: Early career faculty funding opportunities Postdoc funding opportunities PhD funding opportunities And here is a short article about it in Nature: Nature article on ECR funding database Enjoy!

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Maryam submits!

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Maryam looks slightly dazed for good reason – she has just handed in her PhD thesis – well inside the time allowed. Along the way, she decided that moving country to do a PhD wasn’t sufficiently challenging and so upped the stakes by becoming a mother for the first time. That *still* seems to have […]