Professor Sarah Coupland hosts an eye pathology microscopy session with visitors from around the globe: Dr Ekaterina Sokolenko (Russia), Dr Jakub Khzouz (Jordan), Dr Santosh Kafle (Nepal), Dr Daniel McKay (Australia). #fightforsightUK @IntlCouncilOph
LOORG welcomed Sandra Brand and family recently who handed over a cheque to support ocular melanoma research in memory of her loving husband David Brand. We would like thank all friends and family for this very generous donation.
The Brand family would especially like to thank the Seniors and all other players and staff at Ampfield Golf Club, Romsey. Thanks also to family members and friends and University of Portsmouth Staff in the School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies.
Congratulations to Dr. Helen Kalirai turned a fabulous 50 on Boxing Day. Happy Birthday and best wishes from all the team Helen!
CONGRATULATIONS! to LOORG Member Dr Jenna Kenyani. Individual Winner of the David Ellams Award for Outstanding Contribution at the University of Liverpool Staff Awards 2017
At the UoL Staff Awards on Monday evening Dr Jenna Kenyani (Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine) received this very well deserved award. Congratulations from all of us at LOORG Jenna and well done for all your hard work!
As a Time to Change champion, Jenna has made an outstanding contribution to tackling stigma around mental health at the University by speaking openly and honestly to a range of audiences about her own mental health and linking this to her working life.
Her passionate and candid style of public speaking has allowed listeners to get an insight into what living with mental health difficulties, amongst other disabilities, is really like. She has delivered talks to the Joint Staff Networks Event and allowed her talk ‘The Unspoken Truths about Living with Mental Illness’ to be filmed and shared as part of Wellbeing Week.
Jenna has also made an invaluable contribution by being a panel member for a review into mental health provision for staff at the University.
PhD Student Miss Sophie Thornton presented research at the 9th World Congress of Melanoma a joint meeting with the Society for Melanoma Research in Brisbane, Australia between 18-21st October 2017.
The poster below 'Focal perinuclear cytoplasmic BAP1 is associated with ‘high impact’ mutations in uveal melanoma’ was presented by Sophie who has just entered her 4th year of her part-time PhD with LOORG.
University of Liverpool's Professor Sarah Coupland travels to India for Ocular Cancer studies project in conjunction with the University of Hyderabad as part of the UKIERI UGC Thematic Partnership award.
Arrival! Sarah receives a warm welcome and evening hospitality from Dr Geeta Vemuganti, Professor and Dean at the University of Hyderabad with her family and the research team Sarah will be working with.
Sarah and Geeta prior to the workshop session.
Professor Coupland with the British Deputy High Commissioner, the VC of Univ of Hyderabad and the Director of the Centre of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad. Geeta was giving the introductory speech.
Participants at the animal models in cancer research workshop.
Sarah and Geeta, pleased that all is going to plan, at the University of Hyderabad, School of Life Sciences.
A workplace bake sale at the University of Dundee raised hundreds of pounds recently, a proportion of which was very kindly donated to LOORG. www.loorg.org
Everyone at LOORG would like to say a big "thank you" to organisers Mark Dorward, Rachel Toth, Mel Wightman & Simone Weidlich, together with all the staff who generously contributed on the day, from the department of MRC Reagents & Services. The Department is part of the MRC Protein Phosphorylation Ubiquitiylation Unit within the School of Life Sciences at Dundee University.
This is Mark Dorward's second gift to LOORG after donating contributions raised following his father's passing as a result of Disseminated Choroidal Melanoma earlier this year. We would especially like to thank Mark for supporting us once again.
On Friday 1st September LOORG waved goodbye to Sam Prendergast as he completed his laboratory practical research for his PhD The Role of Exosomes in Uveal Melanoma. We wish Sam well he will be greatly missed by the Group!
Congratulations to Dr Nihal Kenawy who completed her MD on conjunctival melanoma earlier this month. Well deserved!
Professor Sarah Coupland participated in the 9th Chinese Congress of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Beijing earlier this month.
The programme included:
1）Ocular microbiome, immunology, infections
2）Neurobiology, blindness due to optic nerve diseases
3）Genetics, ophthalmic genetic diseases
4）Cell and molecular biology, stem cell and gene therapies
5）Bioengineering, optic and optical related diseases
6）Vision science, vision development and related diseases
7）Translational research in ophthalmology and vision science
8）Vascular development and formation
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