Navigation Links
Prestigious fellowship for young Nottingham researcher
Date:2/3/2009

A promising young researcher at The University of Nottingham has been awarded a prestigious national fellowship to support her work investigating the molecular biology of hepatitis C virus.

Dr Catherine Jopling, of the University's School of Pharmacy, has received more than 1 million in funding over five years from a David Phillips fellowship given by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Dr Jopling said: "I'm delighted to have been awarded this fellowship. It will be enormously helpful in allowing me to set up my own group and to pursue this exciting research."

The fellowship will cover her salary and provide research funding to allow her to continue with work started while a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University in the US looking at micro-RNAs, tiny molecules that play a major part in controlling gene expression in cells.

Dr Jopling's research focuses on miR-122, a specialised liver microRNA which interacts with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in an unusual way and plays an important role in helping the virus to replicate itself, an essential part of the viral life cycle.

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infectious disease which currently affects around two per cent of the population. The infection can go undetected for a long period of time because it often produces no or few symptoms but as the disease becomes more chronic it can lead to serious scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) and even cancer.

Dr Jopling's research looking at how HCV hijacks miR122 to help in its attack on the liver has been recognised by the BBSRC because of the important role it plays in developing our understanding of gene expression and the basic biology of microRNA activity. In the future, the work may also have implications for medical advances if more can be understood about the process by which HCV replicates and spreads, new drugs which act by blocking this action could be developed to help halt the progression of the disease.

The BBSRC awards six to 10 David Phillips fellowships a year to young scientists who have shown huge potential in their early research work and allows them to become well established in their chosen field.

Dr Jopling carried out her PhD from 1998-2001 at the University of Leicester, before obtaining a Wellcome Trust International Research Fellowship, which allowed her to work as a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University. The fellowship provided a further year of funding to return to a UK-based lab and she spent a year working at the University of Cambridge. She joined Nottingham in 2007 as part of the RNA Biology Group in the School of Pharmacy.


'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15793
University of Nottingham
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank Receives Prestigious Accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy
2. St. Marys Health System in Maine Receives Prestigious $100,000 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service
3. Accuray Receives Prestigious Awards for 2008 Advertising Campaign
4. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Awarded Prestigious NCQA Certification for National Under Pressure(TM) Hypertension Management Program
5. Jerry Lewis to Receive Prestigious Award From Motion Picture Academy
6. Arthritis Foundation bestows prestigious national research award
7. Organogenesis Receives Two Prestigious Awards for Economic Impact and Manufacturing Excellence
8. Melissa Murer Corrigan Receives Prestigious NOCA Leadership Award
9. Capital BlueCross Receives Prestigious Corporation of the Year Award
10. U of T professor first Canadian woman to win prestigious international science prize
11. ARVO Foundation and Merck to provide prestigious global ophthalmic research award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to ... a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent ... Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce ... Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June ... with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking ... common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced ... attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 ... received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue of ... in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of leading ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the efforts ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and ... "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components ... replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies or ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers ... Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in ... durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has ... is led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel ... investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization ... release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: