Many congratulations to Kieran Thow for completing his Part II. Kieran made significant progress on the biochemical characterisations of TET-related enzyme. All the best for the future!
Benoit Darlot is now an active member of the NU Rainbow Network steering committee. He is investing his time and efforts to defend LGBTQ+ rights on the campus and to foster institutional change within the university to tackle EDI issues. (Blog by B.D.)
Paper in Epigenetics: Hypoxia and hypoxia mimetics differentially modulate histone post-translational modifications – Collaborative work with Chris Schofield, Louise Walport, James McCullagh, Richard Hopkinson and Emily Flashman groups where we report the use of LCMS based intact histone assay to look at the global changes in histone PTMs in response to hypoxia / compound treatment – read the full paper here
Having a socially distanced out-door lunch break at Newcastle University. Great to see the team come together again! Hopefully all the group members will be able to return to work soon, both at Newcastle and Oxford.
Paper in JBC – Engineered anti-inflammatory peptides inspired by mapping an evasin-chemokine interaction. Our latest paper on the development of anti-inflammatory peptides inspired by tick evasins is out now in Journal of Biological Chemistry. Multi-disciplinary collaborative work with Prof. Shoumo Bhattacharya & Prof. Carol Robinson Groups, with Benoit Darlot & James Eaton from the group leading the study. This work was funded by the BHF, Oxford BHF Centre for Research Excellence and SBM.
Congratulations to Benoit Darlot who has been awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize to continue his work on tick protein derived anti-inflammatory peptides beyond his DPhil for a period of 6 months.
Kawamura group working hard during the lockdown!
Benoit Darlot is now a committee member for the NuTEC RSC local section. He endeavours to support his local community and encourage young chemist to get their voices heard. (Blog: B.D.)
Delighted to join the SNES International Women’s Day event (Newcastle University) to celebrate the International Women’s day. It was inspiring to hear the different paths and scientific journeys that Dr Susanne Harnor, Dr Marina Freitag and Clare Fearon have taken. Thanks to the organisers for inviting me to share my experience too!
STEM for BRITAIN, Houses of Parliament, London, UK (09/03/2020). Benoit Darlot presented his poster “TherapeuTick: from tick saliva to anti-inflammatory peptides” to MPs and their guest at this prestigious event showcasing each year the finest research produced in UK universities. He had the honour to discuss his research with Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central. (blog: B.D)