Thank you to our wonderful fundraisers of 2017!

Sincere thanks to our wonderful fundraisers who have supported the Euan MacDonald Centre for this year. Their support is truly inspiring: together, in 2017, they have raised over £125,000! All the funds go directly towards our vital research into MND. They buy chemicals and equipment for our labs, fund PhD students, and enable researchers to… Read more


Donald MacDonald CBE awarded honorary degree

We are delighted that our Centre’s co-founder Donald MacDonald has been awarded the degree of Doctor honoris causa by the University of Edinburgh. Donald’s first contact with the University was as a student and he graduated MA from Edinburgh in Classics in 1962.  A year later he achieved his LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and then… Read more


Congratulations Hannah Shorrock – our newest PhD

We would like to offer our sincere congratulations to Dr Hannah Shorrock, a Euan MacDonald-Centre funded postgraduate student, who has recently been awarded her PhD. Hannah writes of her experiences doing a PhD at the Euan MacDonald Centre: I started my PhD in the lab of Prof Tom Gillingwater in 2015, researching a childhood form… Read more


PhD applications now open!

Applications are now open for the Euan MacDonald Centre studentship 2018. Thanks to the generosity of our donors & fundraisers,we are once again able to offer a PhD studentship starting in September 2018. This year we are offering a choice of seven projects, in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews. For more information on our… Read more