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JRF awarded MRC Fellowship

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Dr Sanne Peters, Junior Research Fellow at Linacre, has recently been awarded a prestigious Fellowship from the UK’s Medical Research Council. The grant of £415,000 over four years will strengthen her research skills in genetic epidemiology and health systems research.

This Strategic Skills Development Fellowship supports researchers in their early career looking to develop new skills in one of the MRC’s priority areas. Dr Peters will use the grant to conduct a big data analysis of sex differences in the vascular consequences of diabetes.

Book Published

Thursday 20th April 2017

Congratulations to Udit Bhatia, Linacre's Junior Dean, whose edited volume on constitution-making in India has just been published by Routledge. See: The Indian Constituent Assembly: Deliberations on Democracy .

Subir Sarkar recognised with the Homi Bhabha Award

Thursday 20th April 2017

Linacre Fellow Professor Subir Sarkar has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the Homi Bhabha Award, presented by The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India. 

Professor Sarkar has been recognised for his “distinguished contributions in the field of high energy cosmic ray physics and astro-particle physics over an extended academic career”. 

Prize for DPhil Student

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Congratulations to Linacre student Mike Barnkob (DPhil, Medical Sciences) who was recently awarded the Ita Askonas Medal and Prize by the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. The Prize is awarded annually to a DPhil student in their third year. 

The award recognised Mike’s work on T cells in the tumour microenvironment, and at the presentation Mike talked about his DPhil work on a protein that tumours release to block T cell movement, allowing cancer cells to escape immune destruction.