Day: November 9, 2018

Dr Tine Arnvig awarded MRC Grant

November 2018

The ISMB’s Dr Tine Arnvig has been awarded an MRC grant to investigate ‘Conditional termination of transcription in Mycobacterium tuberculosis’. The aim of the project is to 1. define transcriptional terminator motifs on a global scale in the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis and 2. to investigate post-transcriptional control of gene expression associated with inherent drug-resistance genes and anti-TB drugs.
Above: Left panel illustrates the principle of regulated or conditional termination, leading to expression of genes under specific growth conditions only. Right panel shows cording M. tuberculosis (photo credit Robin Chamberland).


Moreover, Tine will be hosting a research fellow, Terry Kipkorir, for two years from March 2019.  Terry has been awarded a Newton International Fellowship with Tine as co-applicant, and he will be working at the SMB on post-transcriptional regulation of methionine metabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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Film: ‘The Virtual Human’

October 2018

A collaboration between the ISMB's Prof Peter Coveney and Prof Andrea Townsend-Nicholson with Prof Blanca Rodriguez at University of Oxford, Prof Marco Viceconti at University of Sheffield and Prof Alfons Hoekstra at University of Amsterdam, 'The Virtual Human' is a film describing the recreation of a human being in silico, including IMAX video composited on the Marenostrum supercomputer. It was produced by Barcelona Supercomputing Centre and CompBioMed H2020 Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine, led by UCL.

The film has been screened at the IMAX cinema as part Science Museum lates and at the 2018 Cheltenham Science Festival.


Barcelona Supercomputing Centre

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