Marie has written a blog for the Reverse Rett website about her journey to the lab, her work on Rett syndrome and her volunteer work with Reverse Rett.
You can read it here – https://www.reverserett.org.uk/families/gains-pains-and-slow-moving-trains/ .
Do you have what it takes to discover what lies within The Secret Lab today? Turns out we did, with 4 minutes to spare! We had our lab meeting just a couple of hours before the escape room, so perfect preparation.
Our lab is looking for a new technician to help us with our molecular work. This will provide core support for our projects developing genetic therapy for brain disorders. Experience with molecular biology, cloning, qPCR and/or sequencing would be great. Enthusiasm essential! The post is funded for 12 months in the first instance.
Any informal enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
For the full job advert and to apply go to
https://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/jobs – Vacancy Ref:
Closing date is 30th July
We have a modern apprenticeship position in our group, working as a research technician on a gene therapy project to treat children with Rett syndrome.
You’ll be working in a growing team, providing support in both the laboratory and the research animal facility where you will mainly work with mice. The post will be based in central Edinburgh as well as our sister animal facility at the Roslin Institute.
Modern apprenticeships play a key role in setting people up for success in their careers. Employees learn on the job, working on real projects with experienced colleagues and developing their skills through experience.
Applications are open and close on November 16th.
Click on this link to see more details and how to apply: https://www.apprenticeships.scot/vacancy-details/?refCode=118747
For informal enquiries contact Stuart Cobb: email@example.com
Ralph and Stuart take part in this great event at The Caves on Sunday evening. It was a fun evening and all proceeds went to Revere Rett. Congratulations to the organisers for a fun evening.
Photographs courtesy of Mark Holloway
We are delighted to welcome Sophie and Zoe!
Sophie joins us from the laboratory of Emily Osterweil in Edinburgh and is an experienced researcher in neurodevelopmental disorders including Fragile X syndrome . Zoe joins us from the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg and has a background in repetitive elements within the genome. Welcome both!
Sophie Thomson Zoe Sawitzki
We have a postdoc position available in our lab for an exciting project to develop genetic therapies for Rett syndrome. The position is funded by the Rett Syndrome Research Trust for 18 months initially.
For informal enquiries get in touch with us via our contact page. For more details or to apply click here to go to the job on the Edinburgh University site.
The new manuscript from our lab, “CDKL5 variants: improving our understanding of a rare neurological disorder” is highlighted in the latest edition of Neurology Genetics (http://ng.neurology.org/). The manuscript is open-access and can be downloaded from http://ng.neurology.org/. You can also read my blog about the article by clicking here.
We have three PhD studentships on offer in our group. One studentship, offered via the Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain (SIDB), is to develop novel genetic therapies targeting SynGAP (deadline 15th January 2018). We have two more studentships, via The Patrick Wild Centre, to develop genetic therapies in Fragile X syndrome (deadline 5th February 2018).