Early career researchers in the School have received support from the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA) to establish new life sciences networks by providing funds towards the running of a network event. Valentina Spiteri, Charlotte Crowe, and Mark Nakasone, all from Alessio Ciulli’s laboratory, were awarded funding to establish an early career targeted protein degradation network and a cryo-EM in drug discovery network.
Later this year, the first dedicated academic centre for targeted protein degradation will open in Dundee. Valentina’s early career targeted protein degradation (EC-TPD) network will bring together early career researchers from across Scotland and the wider UK to Dundee for a focused meeting. ECRs will meet each other, discuss their projects, build their personal networks in TPD, and interact with established experts in TPD.
The School commissioned a new state-of-the-art 200 kV Glacios microscope which opened this month in Dundee. Mark and Charlotte’s inclusive Scottish cryo-electron microscopy in drug discovery (iSCEM-DD) network will bring together cryo-EM experts from across Scotland to train ECRs in the application of cryo-EM for their drug discovery projects.
About the scheme
This new scheme from SULSA aims to support new and existing networks by providing funds towards the running of a network event. The Network must fall within the SULSA Life Sciences remit which includes everything from human health to animals, plants, and microbes, with the Networks led by a Scottish University(ies). The network must be cross-university and promote and benefit cross-university working it’s in activities. The bursary is open to all levels (UG, PhD, ECR and mid-career).
Further details on the scheme: https://sulsa.ac.uk/sulsa-network-support/
Next round opens in September 2022.