Communications & Brand Ambassador Prize

Congratulations to Dr Emma Shanks, head of our Functional Screening facility, who has been recognised by CRUK as an inspiring communicator of its research. Professor Karen Vousden, CRUK Chief Scientist explains why Emma is such a worthy winner of this Communications & Brand Ambassador Prize here.

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Winning image features in CRUK 'Science Snaps' series

A striking image from one of our postdocs, Dr Jean-Philippe Parvy, which shows a montage of the fruit fly Drosophila fat body, has won the inaugural Beatson Adavance Imaging Resource (BAIR) imaging competition and is featured as part of CRUK's 'Science Snaps' series on their science blog. Read about the science behind Jean-Philippe's winning image here:

The image also features in our 2016 annual report.

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PRECISION-Panc network receives major investment

Cancer Research has announced today (24 March 2017) that it will be investing £10M in pancreatic cancer studies being led by researchers here at the Beatson and the University of Glasgow, and in collaboration with scientists and clinicians in Cambridge, Manchester, Oxford and the ICR in London. This investment in the PRECISION-Panc network will support two clinical trials, preclinical work, assay development, biomarker work and a large amount of molecular sequencing.

See more details here:

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Call for CRUK Future Leaders Prize now open

See Professor Owen Sansom, interim Director at the Beatson talking about CRUK's Future Leaders in Cancer Research Prize, which he was awared in 2012:

The award recognises individuals who have demonstrated the potential to achieve world-leading status by producing research of international importance. Nominations closed on 31 March 2017.

Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge project to create 'Google Earth' for cancer tumours

Cancer Research UK has annuoced the outcomes from Grand Challenge - its ambitious international funding scheme. The charity will be funding not one but four of the shortlisted teams, with an investment of over £70 million across the teams. 

Professor Owen, Interim Director at the Beatson will be part of the 'Studying tumour metabolism from every angle' team, which aims to map cancer in unprecedented detail. More details can be found here and in a STV News At Six story on 10 February 2017:

TransPot: The Translational Research Network for Prostate Cancer begins

Read more: TransPot: The Translational Research Network for Prostate Cancer begins


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Find out more about our seminars including our Distinguished Seminar Programme.