Tenovus Scotland Grant Award

Dr Alan Stewart, Dr Swati Arya and Dr Peter Caie have been awarded a £89,415 grant from Tenovus Scotland for a new project entitled “Assessment of the predictive value of plasma proteins in oesophageal adenocarcinoma treatment”. The funding will support a PhD studentship due to start later in the year. Applications are now open to candidates who are interested in applying for this studentship. They must hold a first or upper-second class degree (and/or an MSc/MRes degree) in Molecular & Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry (Analytical) or a related subject from a recognised academic institution. Full details are available here.

Alan Stewart joins the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports

Dr Alan Stewart has been appointed to the editorial board of the journal, Scientific Reports – an online open access “mega journal” from the publishers of Nature. The journal publishes scientifically valid primary research from all areas of the natural and clinical sciences. Alan will serve on the journal’s Chemical Biology board.

Samantha Pitt has been elected as a board member of the International Society for Zinc Biology

Dr Samantha Pitt has been elected as a board member of the International Society for Zinc Biology (http://iszb.org/). She will serve the Society for 2 years. She is very excited to contribute towards the future direction of the Society and will work to raise  the  awareness  of  the scientific  community  regarding  the  importance  of  zinc  in  health  and  disease.