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A taste of our apprenticeships

As part of Science Oxford’s ‘STEM World of Work Programme’, on the 24 August 2015 we hosted a student interested doing an apprenticeship for a week so she could get a taste of what it’s like. 

MRC Harwell ‘trailblazer’ for apprenticeships

MRC Harwell has been chosen to design the blueprint for two new biotechnology apprenticeships, as part of a Government initiative to provide 3 million new apprenticeships by 2020. 

Phenoview: a new tool to compare IMPC data

The IMPC has developed a new, innovative way to display data so that you can compare knockout mouse lines for different genes that share the same trait, or all phenotypes for one gene.

EUMODIC: paving the way for the IMPC

The European Mouse Disease Clinic was the first mouse genetics project of its kind, and set the stage for an international effort to investigate the functions of 20,000 mammalian genes.

Science Up Close at Harwell Campus

A busy week for Harwell Campus saw 1,600 school students visit the STFC on Wednesday 8 July 2015, the simultaneous opening of two new space centres by the European Space Agency and RAL Space on Friday 10 July, and culminated in 16,000 visitors attending the Harwell Campus Science Up Close open day on Saturday.

Discussing cilia research with PCD patients

On 6 June 2015 Dominic Norris spoke to a support group for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, a genetic disorder of cilia, about a link between cilia and a reversed organ arrangement.

IMPC embraces ethical guidelines

The ARRIVE guidelines, developed in 2010, aim to assure reproducibility and transparency in animal research. The IMPC reports on how it ensured it meets them.

Steve Brown made a Fellow of Royal Society

Professor Steve Brown was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on 30 April 2015 for his work in mouse genetics. 

New ALS mouse model discovered

Dr Acevedo-Arozena led research on a mouse with the same mutation as a familial form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which may provide new insights into the how the disease develops.

Down’s syndrome sleep disturbances in mice

Disrupted sleep patterns are a common feature of Down’s syndrome. New research by Pat Nolan’s group shows this is shared by Tc1 mice, providing a model for future studies. Image credit: Wellcome Images.