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Congratulations to the recipients of the first found of IBIN funding. We had some great applications – 5 pump-prime projects, a sabbatical and a short trip.


The successful pump prime projects are:

Developing measurement and analysis tools to correct for optical inhomogeneity in thick samples in high-precision light microscopy

Lead PI: Dr Alistair Curd
Co-I: Dr Anke Brüning-Richardson, Dr Steven Thomas, Dr Deidre Kavanagh
Named Researcher: Dr Glenn Carrington

Analysis of gastrulation models in vitro using human induced pluripotent stem cells

Lead PI: Dr Davide Danovi
Co-I: Dr Craig Russell, Dr Eileen Gentleman
Named Researcher: Mr Fuad Mosis

Mesoscopic high-throughput, high-resolution screening of blood films for rapid detection of malaria infection

Lead PI: Prof Gail McConnell
Co-I: Dr Michael Shaw, Dr Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes, Ms Lisa Kölln
Named Researcher: Mr Ross Scrimgeour

Imaging cellular proximity using bioluminescence-induced optogenetics.
Lead: Dr. Gilbert Fruhwirth
Co-I: Dr Alex Jones
Named Researcher: Dr Alessi Volpe

Characterising organelle dynamics and interactions in developing megakaryocytes using 4D microscopy and deep-learning based image restoration.
Lead PI: Dr Jeremy Pike
Co-I: Dr Abdullah Khan, Prof Steve Watson, Dr Florian Jug, Dr Ricardo Henriques
Named Researcher: Dr Jeremy Pike


The successful sabbatical application is:

Dr Pat Caswell and Dr Joseph Hetmenski from the University of Manchester will be travelling to the University of Strathclyde, hosted by Dr Brian Patton and Dr Graeme Johnstone


The successful short trip application is:

Dr Steve Thomas will be travelling from the University of Birmingham to be hosted at King’s College London by Dr Davide Danovi



Our next IBIN meeting will be on the 18th June 2019. If you are interested in applying for the next round of IBIN funding then we strongly recommend that you attend the meeting. It will be a great opportunity to create collaborations and find out more about IBIN.


You can sign up for our 18th June Meeting here. Registration is free but places are limited and offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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