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Society of Endocrinology Early Career Grant

Mark Russell has been awarded an early career grant with a value of £9800 from the Society of Endocrinology. This will be to study whether the loss of STAT6 contributes to the hyper-expression of HLA class I in islets in type 1 diabetes.

Copy Of -Front Page of Diabetes Journal April 01 2018: Volume 67 Issue 4

Authors are invited to submit images for use on the cover of Diabetes. Cover image submission and selection is completely independent of article submission and the peer-review process and they chose our very own Mark Russell's image of Immunofluorescence staining of transporter associated with antigen processing 1 (TAP1) (green), HLA-ABC (red), and insulin (cyan) on a human pancreas sample from a patient with type 1 diabetes shows high expression of TAP1 and HLA-ABC in an insulin-containing islet, indicative of a predisposition for immune recognition

Molecular Mechansims of Type 1 Diabetes Mini Symposium

Professor Morgan, Dr Richardson and Dr Russell will all be speaking at this mini symposium in Turku on the 10th of October.  The Symposium is organised by the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Molecular Systems Immunology and Physiology and the Turku Centre for LIFESPAN Research.

Norway - The Oslo Diabetes Research Centre & PEVNET Meeting

In early May, Sarah and Noel gave talks at two conferences held in Norway. The first was organised by the Oslo Diabetes Research Centre and held at the Rikshospitalet, Oslo, where Noel spoke about the IBEx team's work on islet inflammation in type 1 diabetes. They then moved on to a conference centre in the beautiful village of Jevnaker where Sarah gave a talk describing recent progress on the viral aetiology of type 1 diabetes as part of a meeting of PEVNET, a pan-European collaborative programme.

Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference Manchester 2017

Nine members of the team attended the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference in Manchester in March and presented a total of six posters during the three day meeting. Noel was honoured to have been invited to deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Lecture during the conference and this was well received. He was also interviewed by one of Diabetes UK’s bloggers, Charlotte Austin where he was able to dsicuss the team’s work about the causes of type 1 diabetes. Overall, it was a very successful event.

Annual nPOD Meeting Fort Lauderdale Florida 2017

Sarah Richardson represented the Ibex team at the annual nPOD meeting held in Ft Lauderdale Florida in February and presented three posters as well as two talks during the meeting. She also chaired one of the plenary sessions and held a range of discussions with collaborating colleagues about our joint work to understand the causes of type 1 diabetes. As always, her visit to Florida was productive and enjoyable!

Lars Krogvold PhD dissertation - Oslo; September 2016

In September, Noel was a guest at the PhD dissertation presented by our friend and collaborator, Lars Krogvold, held in Oslo. Lars delivered his defence in public in an elegant hall in Oslo University and the event culminated in a wonderful celebration on a mountaintop overlooking Oslo Fjord. The following day, Noel participated in a joint meeting with members of the DiViD collaboration at Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål and presented some of the latest results from the Ibex team. Overall, it was a fabulous and productive visit.

EASD Annual Meeting 2016 - Munich; September 2016

EASD is a unique event, the largest congress of diabetes in the world, with attendees compromising of 15% experimental science, 25% clinical scientists and 60% clinicians. The  first ever EASD meeting was attended by around 200 people, this year the attendance was somewhere between 15-17,000 which included Noel Sarah and Mark from Ibex. Noel and Sarah both gave great presentations read more inWhat's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

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