Latest developments in Field-Cycling Imaging - February 2022 update

I am happy to announce that the two most critical parts of our new Field-Cycling Imaging scanner are being built. The University recently agreed the offers for the purchase of the magnet and its power supplies. These are major components of the system: the magnet generates a variety of magnetic…

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Summer Placement Experience: Satu Astikainen

As my summer project, I investigated the effect of anaesthetics on a generation of new neurons in the brain. Several studies have indicated that exposure to anaesthesia during a vulnerable window after birth may affect the brain in ways that can last even into adulthood. My project focused on an…

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Summer Placement Experience: Benjamin Lawrence

Hi, my name is Benjamin and I’m a 3rd year medical student in Aberdeen. I completed my summer research project on Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) having received the DuthStra Surgical Endowed Scholarship for 2021. I would like to briefly share my experience with you by considering some of the exciting…

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Summer Placement Experience: Begona Roman

The FPR2 Ligand W-peptide: a new therapeutic approach to treat Atherosclerosis

For my Hotstart internship, I worked under Dr Dawn Thompson's supervision for nine weeks. The lab-based project investigated the formyl peptide receptor 2 (FPR2), a G-protein coupled receptor which promotes tissue healing.

Ligands such as SAA, annexin-1, resolvin D1…

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Summer Placement Experience: Alexander Coutts

My name is Alexander and I am a fourth year Biomedical Science (Anatomy) student. Over the summer, I worked on a project consisting of creating a learning resource for anatomy students using 3D models and animation. The idea behind the project was to create a more visual and interactive way…

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