Monthly Archives: August 2014

MDC ‘Move a mile for Muscle’ Sports Day – 29th August 2014 – Times Square, Centre for Life

MDCSportsday2014Hundreds of people all over the country will be moving an extra special mile between 23 and 31 August to raise funds for vital research and support for families affected by muscle-wasting conditions. To join the exciting initiative, we are busy organising a Charity Sports Day to be held from 11:30am on Friday 29thAugust in Times Square, Centre for Life.

Rare Disease talks at BSMB meeting in Norwich

BSMBJoint meeting with British Society for Developmental Biology

September 1 @ 1:00 pm – September 3 @ 12:15 pm.

See here.

Rare disease talks include:-

Mike Briggs (Newcastle)

“Refining disease mechanisms in genetic skeletal diseases”

Madeleine Durbeej (Lund)

“Laminin-deficient muscular dystrophy: pathogenesis and development of treatment”

Cay Kielty (Manchester)

“Fibrillin microfibrils: genotype-to-phenotype in the fibrillinopathies”

UK – Cologne Research Meeting

We are looking forward at the beginning of September to a joint UK and Cologne Research meeting to be held at Allendale in the wilds of Northumberland.Allendale2

There will be representatives from the following Institutes:-

  • Institue for Biochemistry (Cologne)
  • Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (Glasgow)
  • Faculty of Life Sciences (Manchester)
  • Institute of Genetic Medicine (Newcastle)
  • Institute of Cellular Medicine (Newcastle)

Lots of exciting science and research interactions!

And with a suitably relaxing activity are we going to see a replay of 1966, 2001…or will it go to penalties?