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Celebrating the skills, talents, experience, and dedication of technicians

A day of talks, workshops, networking, and awards to recognise the hard work of technicians and empower their career development In November, our new Advance training centre hosted the 2021 Research Institute Technician Symposium and the first ever Research Institute Technician Awards, known as the RITAs. With 60 attendees from across the 9 institute members […]


Louisa Zolkiewski wins the 2021 Weilin Wang Prize

Louisa, a PhD student in Roger Cox’s group, wins the annual award for dedication, enthusiasm, commitment, and support for others that “shines across MRC Harwell” Louisa Zolkiewski, a PhD student in Roger Cox’s group in the Mammalian Genetics Unit (MGU) at MRC Harwell, has been awarded the Weilin Wang Prize, an award presented annually to […]


Humanising mice to enable modelling of neurodegenerative diseases

Generation of the first genomically humanised mice in which human genes for ALS/FTD-associated genes replace their mouse orthologues Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease characterised by progressive loss of muscle control, leading to spreading paralysis and death typically within five years of diagnosis. Understanding of the disease is limited and it is […]


Paige Street receives MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Award commendation

Mammalian Genetics Unit PhD student Paige Street is commended for their article, Schizophrenia – the gene ‘keeping it in the family’ Paige Street, a PhD student in the Neurobehavioural Genetics group at MRC Harwell, has received a commendation for their article submitted to the MRC’s 2021 Max Perutz Science Writing Award. The award, named after […]