Wellcome Trust Grant success for Professor Graham Lord

Posted: 1 June 2010

Congratulations to Graham Lord, who has been awarded £235,625 from the Wellcome Trust’s Immunology and Infectious Disease Funding Committee. The grant, entitled ‘Transcriptional regulation of human T cell differentiation’ and totalling £478,030, was awarded jointly to Professor Lord and Dr Richard Jenner of University College London.

Transplant tolerance ‘signature’ identified - as seen on TV!

Posted: 26 May 2010

A team of researchers at King’s College London and across Europe, led by the MRC Centre for Transplantation’s Dr Maria Hernandez-Fuentes, have identified a ‘full set’ of immunological markers in the blood, which could be used to predict whether an individual’s kidney transplant will be a long term success or whether it will fail. Read the full story on the King’s website, the Daily Telegraph or see the Channel 4 news coverage (fast forward to 13 minutes) for more details. The findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Space…the final frontier (in fuchsia)

Posted: 29 April 2009

Refurbishment of the shiny new laboratory space at the MRC Centre for Transplantation has now been completed and our initial research teams have moved in. The space will accommodate the new teams for Professors Randy Noelle and Tony Dorling. Researchers working in the fuchsia coloured lab are being treated to the constantly changing views of the new Shard development currently rising above London Bridge. The building work was part funded by a generous donation from the Guy’s and St Tomas’ Kidney Patients Association (KPA). The local KPA have been very supportive of the Centre and we would once again like to thank them for their help in developing this excellent facility.

The MRC team would like to thank everyone who occupied temporary space or donated space during the build for being so helpful.

Away Day 2010

Posted: 22 February 2010

The MRC Centre for Transplantation AwayDay proved popular again this year with excellent attendance at Prospero House. Delegates from across campuses spanning the clinical, surgical and research spectrum enjoyed a full day of presentations and networking opportunities. Professor Nigel Heaton introduced the day outlining opportunities presented by the Centre and detailing how the integrated research vision it offers will fit in to the new King’s Health Partners plans.

Professor Steve Sacks summarised progress to date within the Centre and highlighted the importance of funding received from the NIHR Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre in driving forward the translational arm of the research. The audience enjoyed a number of presentations highlighting the clinical questions which the Centre and the BRC are now looking to solve.

This year the break out session gave attendees the opportunity to discuss issues of patient involvement in research. We were privileged to welcome patients from our local patient support groups. They provided essential insight to how being treated in an Academic Health Sciences Centre feels.

The meeting concluded with two excellent presentations from local and visiting speakers. Professor Robert Lechler gave his vision of how a world class transplant centre at King’s Health Partners would look - giving us all something to aim for! Finally, Professor David Adams from the University of Birmingham presented some fascinating research currently being led by his group there. Delegates then retired to enjoy a glass of wine, inspired we hope to continue the work of the Centre.

Genetics in Transplantation Workshop

Posted: 27 November 2009

On Tuesday 17th November, the MRC Centre for Transplantation held the UK’s first ever meeting on Genetics in Transplantation at the Royal Society, London. The sold-out event, co-ordinated by Global Medical Excellence Cluster (GMEC), attracted delegates and prestigious speakers from around the world. The day was a huge success, garnering much praise for the organising committee and inspiring future collaborations and information-sharing. Guests who stayed on after the impressive talks were treated to a tour of the Royal Society and a slap-up dinner where portraits of celebrated scientists gazed down upon them.

Read the full story on the King’s College London website
Read a review of the workshop on the GMEC website

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