Researchers obtain funds for new pilot projects

Congratulations to several of our researchers, who have been awarded seedcorn funds from Edinburgh Neuroscience.

The funds were awarded from the newly established R S MacDonald Seedcorn Fund.

Seedcorn funds are important to researchers because they enable them to start new projects or collaborations that they would otherwise be unable to do. The pilot data obtained can be used to leverage full-scale applications to the Research Councils and charities.

The successful applicants and project titles were:

  • Ewout Groen (Gillingwater lab): Developing a novel method for cell type-specific analysis of local translation.
  • Mandy Jackson: investigating a link between glutamate transporter dysregulation and translational control.
  • Paul Skehel: Proteomic characterization of new rat MND model.
  • Anna Williams and Colin Smith: The Macro-Imager – recording the gross pathology of donated human brains and spinal cords in the post mortem room.EDINBURGH, UK - 6th February 2017:  Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research. The Euan MacDonald Centre is a collaborative group of multi-disciplinary researchers who study Motor Neuron Disease using a broad range of disease models, approaches and health informatics. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)