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Anaphase bridges in fission yeast cells
Whitby lab
Lactose permease represented using bending cylinders in Bendix software
Caroline Dahl, Sansom lab
Epithelial cells in C. elegans showing a seam cell that failed to undergo cytokinesis
Serena Ding, Woollard lab
Collage of Drosophila third instar larva optic lobe
Lu Yang, Davis lab
First year Biochemistry students at a practical class
Image showing the global movement of lipids in a model planar membrane
Matthieu Chavent, Sansom lab
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Bungo Akiyoshi awarded EMBO Young Investigator

Bungo Akiyoshi

Dr Bungo Akiyoshi

Dr Bungo Akiyoshi, has been elected into the 2017 EMBO Young Investigator Programme, which supports researchers under the age of 40 who have established their first research labs within the past four years. This year the programme received 211 applications, and 12 per cent of the candidates who applied were selected.

Bungo joined the Biochemistry Department in 2013, as a Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow. His research focusses on the kinetochore complex, which segregates chromosomes in eukaryotes. Bungo identified an unconventional class of kinetochore proteins that are present in the parasite, Trypanosoma brucei. His laboratory has isolated twenty different kinetochore proteins and are currently characterising their function. Trypanosomes are important human and animal pathogens and Bungo's research programme has a potential to lead to novel therapeutics to treat neglected diseases caused by these parasites, as well as understand the evolutionary origins of the chromosome segregation complex.




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