CMAR member Dr Thomas Andrew Jackson, Clinician Scientist and Visiting Consultant in Geriatric Medicine in the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, has been awarded the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) Rising Star Award for Research 2018. The competition was of a very high calibre however the votes for Dr Jackson were unanimous.
The 1st of October 2017 saw the start of Phase 2 of the Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, which is funded jointly by the Medical Research Council and Arthritis Research UK. The funding provides £2.3 million over the next five years.
Dr Niharika Duggal, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, presented her work on the impact of lifelong physical activity on immunosenescence at the British Society for Research into Ageing (BRSA) Annual Meeting in Exeter on 22 July 2017.
The European College of Sport Science Annual congresses have been organized since the inauguration of the ECSS in 1995. Today the ECSS congresses rank among the leading sport scientific congresses worldwide. The Congress comprises a range of invited lecturers, multi- and mono-disciplinary symposia as well as tutorial lecturers and Socratic debates. The ECSS congress is attended by international sport scientists with an academic career. The ECSS congresses now welcome up to 3000 participants from all over the world.
Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and FAPESP will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 16th to 18th of March 2016.
Congratulations to Daniel Craig a PhD Student in the Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research (CMAR), who was the author of one of fourteen ‘outstanding’ articles (“Fighting flesh poverty: an apple a day?”) that were shortlisted for this year’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award, the Medical Research Council’s annual writing competition.
In collaboration with Dr Phil Atherton at the University of Nottingham, Dr Leigh Breen (University of Birmingham) will lead a study to investigate whether a novel nutrient compound, phosphatidic acid, can be used to overcome the impaired muscle-building response in old muscles.
Centre-funded PhD student Nick Kitchen recently won the best poster at the ‘Vision Leads to Action’ conference at the University of Birmingham.
Ashleigh Evans, a PhD researcher in Dr Simon Jones’ group, has been awarded a Gold Sponsorship Award from Primerdesign to investigate the effect of adipokines on modulating the osteoarthritic cartilage and bone mRNAfingerprints.
Centre Director Professor Janet Lord has received the prestigious, unsolicited, Glenn Award from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research.